Pubs lead boom in hospitality recruitment

By James Wallin

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The last quarter has seen a hike in the number of pub jobs being advertised
The last quarter has seen a hike in the number of pub jobs being advertised
Pubs dominated the growth in hospitality recruitment in the last quarter with a 50% hike, according to a new report.

The latest Hospitality Index Report has encouraging news for salaries across the hospitality sector with a 14% increase in jobs being advertised at £30,000 or over and a fall of 11% in positions with wages under £20,000.

There was a strong regional bias towards London and the south east with an increase of 31% and 14% respectively in the number of jobs being advertised. However, Scotland saw the second highest growth with 21% more jobs available. The north of England was up 17%, the west and wales +16% and the east of England +14%.

Pub management roles saw 6% growth in salaries, compared to restaurant management at +6%.


While pub recruitment showed the strongest growth, the number of food service jobs on offer also saw a hike of 44%, with a 20% increase in restaurant roles.

Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association, said: “It is no longer enough to expect that young people will naturally gravitate towards our industry. At the BHA we have long held the view that the best way to predict the future is to shape it. The question is how do we achieve it? As an industry we learn from experience; we champion growth and we embrace change and innovation. Most importantly we know and understand that the future of our industry depends on attracting, investing in and developing the future generation through job creation.”

The findings, based on data from, show a 22% year on year increase in the number of jobs being advertised.

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