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10 reasons to choose a bar job in London

10 reasons to choose a bar job in London

Rebecca Skeet our consultant managing the role
Date posted: 05/06/2024

Ever thought about shaking up your career? Ready to dive into the vibrant world of bar jobs in London? 

At Mitchells & Butlers, we believe in creating an exciting, inclusive, and supportive environment for all our bar staff. 

Here are ten compelling reasons why joining our bar staff in London could be the best decision you make.

1. Dynamic work environment

London’s bar scene is buzzing, and no two days are the same. You’ll be part of a dynamic team, mixing with a diverse crowd and experiencing the thrill of a fast-paced environment. It's more than just a job; it’s a lifestyle.

2. Flexible hours

Whether you're a night owl or an early bird, bar staff jobs in London offer flexible hours to suit your lifestyle. 

Perfect for students, artists, or anyone needing a work-life balance, you can tailor your shifts around your personal commitments.

3. Skills development

From perfecting the art of mixology to mastering customer service, bar work in London is a fantastic way to develop a versatile skill set

These skills are not only valuable behind the bar but will also look impressive on any CV, wowing your friends and potential employers alike.

4. Social atmosphere

Despite what you may think, working in a bar is one of the most social jobs out there. You’ll meet new people every shift, from colleagues to customers, and build connections that last a lifetime. 

If you thrive on social interaction, this is the job for you.

5. Career progression

Speak to any manager in any pub, bar or restaurant and they'll tell you that they started as a kitchen assistant or as bar staff. 

Bar jobs are a great place to own a craft, learn about stock management and how to deliver great customer service - things that will serve any future leader well as they progress through their career. 

Take Anthony, for example, who started as a kitchen manager and has now progressed to Retail Business Manager and beyond. 

Or Ben, who started with us as a bar and waiting apprentice, at the very start of his career, and secured a Hospitality Team Leader Level 2 qualification. Apprenticeships are a great way to break into the industry and can build a strong foundation for you to grow your career. 

6. Employee benefits

Being part of the M&B family comes with a ton of benefits! Not only do we offer dedicated development pathways for every role, but we also know our team loves those extra benefits that make life outside of work a little sweeter. 

From discounts at our pubs and retailers to wellbeing support, we've got it all covered. We believe in looking after our team, and making sure you're supported both at work and in your personal life.

7. Team spirit

Our bars feel like a second home, where teamwork and camaraderie are everything. You'll join a supportive and inclusive team that feels more like family, always ready to lend a hand during those busy shifts.

We all know it’s the people and the culture that make work so worthwhile. We take pride in creating an environment where you’ll love what you do, love where you do it, and love why you do it! 

8. Learning opportunities

Working in one of London’s bustling bars means continuous learning. 

From new drink recipes to handling unexpected situations, you’ll constantly be gaining new experiences and knowledge that will keep your job interesting and engaging.

9. Networking Opportunities

Working in one of London's vibrant bars means you'll have the chance to meet a wide variety of people, from regular customers to industry professionals. 

This can open doors to new opportunities and connections that might benefit your career and personal life. Building a strong network is a valuable aspect of bar work in London.

10. Fun and excitement

Let’s face it, working in a bar is just plain fun. The energy, the music, the laughter – it’s an exciting place to be. You’ll be at the heart of London’s nightlife, making every shift an adventure.

Ready to join the fun 

If these reasons have sparked your interest, why not explore our latest bar jobs in London? 

At Mitchells & Butlers, we’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals to join our team. Whether you’re seeking full-time, part-time, or flexible roles, we’ve got the perfect spot for you.

Check out our bar jobs in London and kickstart your journey. Your exciting new career awaits!

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