There is much more to working in a pub than simply pulling pints. The pub sector is filled with talented individuals who are creative and hard working, with a passion for working in the trade. There are a lot more jobs in the industry than you might think. Ranging from bar staff, to pub chefs, managers and waiters, the range of roles available is vast, and with almost 600,000 people working in UK pubs, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone interested in working in a pub. Working in a pub has a number of benefits. As a career, it is an exciting and fast-paced environment to work in, where no two days are the same. You can get to know your customers and the local community, making it a social yet rewarding job. There is excellent potential for career progression in the industry, and starting as a member of bar staff can quickly lead to a managerial position at a young age. There is also money to be made in the industry. As a team member behind the bar, you could earn up to almost £20,000, a supervisor could reach £23,000 and a manager could earn almost £27,000. Additionally, a pub chef could be paid almost £23,000 and a head chef up to £32,500 (Morning Advertiser). The skills which you will gain from working in a pub are invaluable. Whilst you will learn how to change kegs and casks, how to pull pints and customer service skills, you will also achieve skills in finance as well as marketing skills relevant to pub operations. You will also gain exceptional knowledge of the drinks industry, and become an expert on beer, as well as other drinks such as wine and spirits. Gaining knowledge in marketing and advertising is a key part of working in a pub. You will learn how to sell your products and how to attract new customers and boost profits, whilst ensuring you continue to appeal to your loyal customers. You will also gain knowledge and insight into how to meet customer demand, whether it is making your pub menu healthier or running an eco pub which is more environmentally friendly. Working in a pub doesn’t stop there. With experience, you could potentially work your way into running your own pub, either as a tenant in a leased and tenanted pub, leading to becoming a multi-site pub operator, or running your own pub as an independent licensee. The BBPA works alongside a number of organisations who can help you to find your perfect role working in a pub, including Springboard UK as well as People 1st.
The Brewers' Research and Education Fund (BREF) is a major brewing industry grants award to support the brewing industry through relevant scientific research and education. The Worshipful Company of Brewers is the Fund’s Trustee. The BREF runs every year, where applicants have just under three months to submit their application. THE BREWERS' RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FUND IS NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019/20 FUNDING YEAR Application Process The BREF Advisory Committee will review all applications before making a recommendation to the Trustee. Therefore, applicants should ensure that they provide sufficient information for the Committee so they can fully understand the scope of the proposed project, including details of specific outcomes and how these will benefit the UK brewing sector. The results of the project should also be clearly supported with details of the particular fund objective(s) along with anticipated importance, scale and impact. Applications which aren’t fully completed or don’t contain sufficient detail or clarity will be at a disadvantage in the decision-making process. Some extended guidance on the application process can be found using the appropriate link under BREF Resources. BREF objectives As well as reading the BREF terms & conditions (see attachment below), applicants must also ensure that each submitted application fully explains how the project will satisfy at least one of the Fund objectives: 1. To promote brewing education, training and research. 2. To research and educate the public about beer consumption. 3. To research the composition and nutritional value of beer in relation to diet and wellbeing. 4. To promote research relating to the environmental and economic sustainability of the brewing sector. How to apply Fully completed application forms (see link to attachment under 'BREF Resources') should be sent to Stephen Livens at the British Beer & Pub Association, preferably by e-mail to email@example.com. Deadline Applications must be received by March 31st 2018. The Fund Advisory Committee will not consider applications received thereafter.
The National Brewing Library at Oxford Brookes University comprises over 6,500 items, including over 5,000 volumes relating to brewing, distilling, beer, whisky and other alcoholic beverages, and dependent trades, and 200 beer and brewing journals (28 current). The collection, mainly English language, aims to be the primary and most comprehensive source of information in the UK on the scientific, technological, historical and social aspects of the above. Approximately a quarter of the items are unique to the collection and do not appear in the catalogues of the British library or any other major collections. Most of the major historic brewing texts are included in the collection such as Combrune and Richardson’s 18th Century “London and Country Brewer”, through to late Victorian classic brewing texts such as Alfred Barnard’s “noted Breweries of England and Ireland” and the “Distilleries of the United Kingdom”. Key journals that include many period advertisements and illustrations include the “Country Brewers’ Gazette” (1877-1904) and the “Brewers’ Journal” (1865- 1967). Core Areas: Historical English Language books Raw materials - barley, other cereals, malt, hops, sugar, water Yeast Fermentation Microbiology Technology, engineering Production, product quality Sensory/ flavour analysis Customs and Excise Company histories Licensed trade, histories of public houses, guides and inn signs Social customs related to drink/ drinking Further information The National Brewing Library, held in the multi-award winning John Henry Brookes Building (JHBB), is open to researchers or scholars, members of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and students at Oxford Brookes University. The library is a reference library and items are not available to borrow. For more information on the National Brewing Library including the catalogue, contacts and access details please see here. More information on The Institute of Brewing and Distilling can be found here.