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Bar Worker

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A bar worker serves customers in licensed premises - pubs, hotels, nightclubs, social clubs, restaurants, sports clubs, leisure centres and holiday parks.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2019 the National Minimum Wage is £6.15 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.70 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £8.21 for workers aged 25 and over. In addition you will usually have a share of the tips.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There are plenty of openings for bar workers, particularly in cities and larger towns. In rural areas work may be seasonal, according to the busy tourist times.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
27537
1.5 %
RISE
2024
27948
  United Kingdom
2019
358072
1.8 %
RISE
2024
364625

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should also have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

People 1st - Hospitality Guild
Tel: 0203 074 1222
E-mail: eqa@people1st.co.uk
Website: http://www.hospitalityguild.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.people1st.co.uk/
Twitter: @p1stgroup

People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. UKSP is now part of the Hospitality Guild, which provides information on careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. The website has an online 'personality' test designed to help you identify suitable careers within the above industries.

Scottish Beer and Pub Association (SBPA)
Tel: 0131 523 1317
Website: http://www.scottishbeerandpub.com/
Twitter: @Scotbeerandpub

Springboard
Tel: 020 7921 0420
E-mail: info@springboarduk.org.uk
Website: http://www.careerscope.uk.net
Website (2): http://springboard.uk.net/
Twitter: @Springboard_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpringboardUKCharity/

Springboard UK promotes career opportunities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries.

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
Tel: 020 7089 3800
Website: http://www.wsetglobal.com
Twitter: @WSETglobal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WSETglobal

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