Employment & Skills

    The beating heart of pubs and breweries

    Great people are at the heart of pubs and breweries, with the sector supporting over 900,000 jobs across the UK.

    We provide guidance and information to help our members develop and grow brilliant teams, and lobby for policies to allow them to recruit, train and retain passionate and talented individuals, offering them a rewarding career whilst helping their businesses to thrive.

    Part of a movement

    The BBPA is a founding funder and proud supporter of Hospitality Rising, the first sector-wide campaign designed to recruit and retain brilliant people into hospitality to help our brilliant industry thrive.

    Employing in every part of the UK
    Our sector is one of only a few that is present in every single part of the UK. As a result we support jobs and livelihoods up and down the country. This map shows how many jobs our sector supports in different regions.
    Key Policy Areas
    Promoting Opportunities

    We support campaigns like Hospitality Rising, Hospitality Works and initiatives such as Only A Pavement Away, to highlight the great career opportunities and to attract talent from all sections of the population. 

    Greater Training Flexibility

    We continue to call for changes to the Apprenticeship Levy in order to offer greater flexibility and choice for employers in the way they recruit and train talent.

    National Minimum Wage

    We engage with our members to make sure the needs and voice of the beer and pub industry is heard in relation to National Minimum Wage rates.

    Access to Skilled Workers

    We make the case for improvements to the immigration system, to make it easier and more cost-effective to recruit overseas workers with the right skills to work in our members buisnesses.