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What Makes a Job at City Pub Group So Unique?

Looking for a fun pub job with a supportive team? Here’s just what makes the characterful pubs of City Pub Group especially unique pubs to work at.

One thing’s for sure, working at a pub is certainly not a boring job. Pubs are lively, casual environments where no two days are the same – perfect for those looking for a not-so-typical job that’s exciting and different.

The City Pub Group is made of a growing number of 50 unique, unbranded, and individual pubs across South England and Wales, all housing a charming, relaxed ambience. But what makes them stand out from the crowd as a great group of pubs to work in, in particular?

Well, plenty of reasons really! But here are just a few you might love:

Opportunities for everyone

Whatever you’re looking for, City Pub Group has you covered. Whether that’s a career, a side hustle, a job while at uni, your first job, your last job, your life’s passion, or a stepping stone in life.

This means that within these pubs there are plenty of roles available that will fit into your lifestyle. There’s a real stigma that pub jobs involve long, inflexible hours with no progression, and this couldn’t be further from the truth at City Pub Group. 

We’re all on different paths in life, and it’s a company that really understands this. So, if you’re looking for a supportive environment that will fit around your life, you’re in the right place. You have the choice to really build a career, but equally won’t feel pressured into responsibility if you’re simply just looking for a short Summer gig.

To browse the vast range of opportunities at City Pub Group, head to Placed App, and keep an eye out for roles from Aragon House, the Althorp, The Lighthouse and Brighton Beach Club to name a few fantastic pubs.

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The company is expanding, but not looking to be massive

Currently comprising 50 wonderfully unique pubs, City Pub Group is expanding, with hopes to grow to around 100 sites. With expansion comes excellent career opportunities – so, if you’re looking to work your way up to management and beyond, this is the perfect time to join!

Many of City Pub Group’s General Managers, Head Chefs, Regional Directors, and Operations Managers were promoted from within, with a large portion choosing to stay for a long time. In fact, one of the group’s Regional Directors and Operations Managers worked together at their very first site in Bath.

And, even if you’re not looking to build your career, now is a great time to join as you’ll be opened up to various possibilities and opportunities within different teams. This means you’ll get the choice to learn different skills, or experience a different pub within the group for a change of scenery, for example. Plus, you never know, you might end up loving it and wanting to stay on longer than planned…

Whilst the company is growing, they aren’t looking to become a massive company, so even as it increases in size, you’ll still feel like part of the team and that you’re making a mark on the company.

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They offer excellent training workshops and apprenticeships

More and more pubs offer great, reputable apprenticeship schemes these days, and City Pub Group certainly doesn’t skimp on this. Their apprenticeships will not only help you progress within the company, but will help you build a career in hospitality as a whole, whether that’s in management, or climbing the chef ladder for instance.

Plus, if you’re just starting out and have little experience, you can be assured that you’ll be provided with excellent regular training workshops to help you on your feet in your first few months.

It’s also just a lot of fun!

One thing City Pub Group does well is truly encourage fun. It’s a workplace where you’ll really develop your skills and may face new challenges, but their pubs are also, importantly, enjoyable atmospheres for all employees – and this is a real core value of the company.

With this in mind, City Pub Group really makes sure to create an environment where staff can have fun, work hard, and win together. A place for those who enjoy teamwork, hitting goals and, of course, celebrating!

And if words aren’t enough, just check out this video from City Pub Group’s company party last week that shows how much fun it really is working for them!