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Why a pub job is the perfect summer job

Why a pub job is the perfect summer job

Rebecca Skeet our consultant managing the role
Date posted: 08/06/2022

Whether you’re a school leaver, a student, or a parent looking to put some extra cash in the bank, a summer pub job can be the perfect solution. But how do you find that ideal summer job that’s fun, accommodating, and financially rewarding? Enter Mitchells & Butlers (M&B).

M&B is one of the largest operators of pubs, bars, and restaurants in the UK. In fact, we’re so popular that 82% of people live within 5 miles of an M&B brand, which means getting a local job with us can be easy as pie (FYI – we serve some good pies)! 

But our amazing waiting and bar staff jobs aside, getting a pub job for the summer anywhere can have its perks. We’ll give you 3 “Fs” – Fun, Flexibility, and Finances.

Fun!

A summer pub gig is a great opportunity to meet new friends while you gather work experience and put some money in your pocket. Work doesn’t have to be boring and it doesn’t have to ruin your summer plans – you can still enjoy a good Uni break while you navigate your way around the bar

At M&B we welcome people from all walks of life, so you’re guaranteed to meet some interesting people, and who knows what type of other exciting opportunities may cross your path?

Flexibility!

Working in a pub can be very flexible when it comes to working around other responsibilities or activities. You can continue with summer plans and even get some good sleep in while you enjoy a fast-paced skill-enhancing job on the side.

At M&B, we even run a university transfer programme, which means we can help you find a role at one of our branches near the University you attend for term dates. In other words, your summer pub or waiting job can become more permanent (yet still accommodating). 

Finances!

We’d all like to spend the hazy summer days lazing away – but life’s got plans for us and as student you might like some cash to get you by. 

A pub summer job is a great way to earn some good money. Most pub jobs pay an hourly wage, and then there are those juicy tips that keep us motivated for more!

At M&B, we also offer a wide range of perks and benefits that will help you get by. For example, your staff discount will get you 33% of your bill for up to 5 people and Wagestream will give you early access to your earned pay as well as a number of helpful resources to help you in managing your finances. 

A summer pub job has many fun advantages but on a more serious note, the experience, and life skills this type of gig can give you are impossible to count on your fingers. 

From practising communication and multitasking to learning resilience and problem-solving – you’ll have a whole new section to add to your CV at the end of the holidays.

What is the best job to work in the summer?

If you're looking for the best summer job, look no further than M&B's bar and waiting positions

These roles are perfect for the sunny season, offering a lively and fun atmosphere where you can meet new people, enjoy flexible hours, and work at some of the most popular pubs and restaurants around. 

What’s more, your summer job can lead to exciting career opportunities. Take Isobel, for example, our HR Graduate who started as a summer employee in 2021. 

We’ve put together a list of tips for finding a summer job you’ll love

Fancy a pub job for the summer?

At M&B, we’ve got your back! We have positions at your favourite branches, including Miller & Carter, Browns, and All Bar One (to name but a few). 

Whether you want to “mix it up” behind the bar or prefer waiting jobs that keep you moving on the floor, we’ll help to connect you to a reliable job near you. 


Browse our summer jobs now or sign up for job alerts so that you can start enjoying flexible work hours, decent wages, and the very best team perks.

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