Pubs lead boom in hospitality recruitment

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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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Dim and Bright

Posted by Anti-pub Self Regulation,

The Way Forward - managed houses are not tied. Wetherspoons, Greene King managed houses, Marstons managed houses, Spirit Managed Houses, etc can buy from whomever they want. Head Office decides and employees implement their decisions.

David - your point is valid. Because hundreds of pubs are being advertised for sale. leases or tenancies doesn't mean that the pub sector is booming.

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Do adverts mean new jobs?

Posted by david,

If I read the article correctly, it reports an increase in the number of jobs being ADVERTISED in the hospitality sector.

Is that any reliable guide to the number of new jobs being created? Or could it be an indication of the attrition rate and or skill shortage requiring more advertising to fill existing posts?

And how are we supposed to reconcile the hype with the number of pubs closing?

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Posted by The way Forward,

So , managed house pubs are not tied?

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