Stonegate, which won the award for Best Pub Employer (501+ employees) at the 2020 Publican awards, is hosting a recruitment and networking day to find new people to join its pub, bar, and venues teams in central and town locations.
The managed pubs division is split into Branded and Traditional pubs, the branded division includes Slug & Lettuce, Walkabout, Be At One and Venues while the traditional (unbranded) pubs are made up of Proper Pubs, Town Pub & Kitchen, Classic Inns, Common Room and Craft Union.
More than a job
Stonegate Group HR director, Tim Painter, said: “We are on the hunt for amazing people to join our teams.
“A career at Stonegate is so much more than just a job, you will also have the opportunity to enrol on our award-winning learning and development programmes.
“Our programmes have helped hundreds of bar staff progress to team leader and management positions.”
Stonegate became the largest pub company in the UK after being acquired by the Ei Group in March 2020 for £1.27bn, comprising of 1,270 sites within the managed division, 3,200 leased and tenanted businesses and employing 13,500 people.
Painted continued: “When you join our team, you will be eligible to benefit from a range of benefits including our Reward Card, which gives you 25% off food and drink; Wagestream, the ability to withdraw part of your salary prior to payday; and Stonegate Xtra Rewards, voluntary benefits from major high street retailers and travel.”
Not your average interview
Though the so called ‘hunt for talent’ will differ from the average job interview; candidates will be able to meet current general and area managers, hear about their experiences and what a career at Stonegate entails.
Applicants will also meet beer suppliers, partake in gin masterclasses, and will even be treated to free pizza.
Painter added: “At Stonegate Group, our vision is to raise the bar on the British Pub being the best for our people, our guests and our communities. If you are passionate, love hospitality and want to help us achieve our mission, you must pop along to our recruitment day.”