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Bar Jobs Overview

Jobs in bars are suitable for responsible people with outgoing personalities. Patience and diplomacy are also necessary attributes, together with good communication skills. Employers are reliant on their bar tenders to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that invites customers to become regulars. Therefore, friendly interaction with customers and ensuring that the bar area remains clean and well-stocked are primary duties. Good memory and numeracy skills are also important for taking orders and payments. Tending a bar almost always involves shift work, and candidates must be prepared to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Bar Jobs Educational Requirements

Most employers do not look for specific qualifications, but rather for the right personality type. However, there are courses that can enhance the chances of being employed in the industry, such as a Level 1 Award in Food and Beverage Service Skills. There may also be apprenticeship programmes available, and those interested may contact The Hospitality Guild for advice and information. Combining on-the-job training with studying for a specific qualification, like a Level 2 Award in Professional Bartending (Cocktails), can broaden job possibilities and advance a career.

Bar Jobs Market

The hospitality industry is extensive and diverse, and nearly all hotels, local pubs, clubs, and restaurants offer bartending vacancies. Even cruise ships can be good starting places, with cruise ship bar jobs on offer all year. The ability to interact well with others is a skill that is appreciated by all employers in the hospitality industry, and displaying this quality could is a good way to go from a bar job to more diverse opportunities in the ecclectic world of Hospitality Jobs

Bar Jobs Salary Information

Salaries for bar positions are generally in the range of £11,000 and £17,000 per annum for full-time staff, but experience, skills and responsibilities can see this climb to around £20,000. It is, however, location and the type of establishment that largely determines earnings. Tips from customers are also a factor to consider.

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