Bar Staff Bar Staff

Be part of an effective team to bring drinks to the thirsty masses.

Job Summary

  • Stock the shelves and refrigerators
  • Prepare garnishes and serve drinks
  • Take payment
  • Clear tables, possibly washing glasses (in a machine, generally), and clear up after service
  • You may also dispense wines and other drinks to restaurant and room service staff
  • You may also serve drinks such as tea and coffee to guests in the lounge, by the pool, and in their room 

Skills required

  • Carry out practical hands-on work
  • You need to have a friendly, outgoing personality
  • Experience of making cocktails would be an advantage, but not essential
  • The skills to blend, whisk, or shake the more exotic drinks
  • Good customer skills are required

Qualifications and Training

For this role employers don’t tend to look for specific qualifications or training. They usually are trying to find the right personality and/or array of experience. Good communication skills, an enthusiastic and positive attitude to work and the ability to work well in a team are all considered important.

Salary Expectations

Bar Staff can expect to earn between £11,000 and £17,000 a year.

Salary rates vary depending upon your experience, as well as the company. These figures are only intended as a guide.*

The bonus bits…

This is a very sociable role

Seasonal and part-time work is readily available

Working hours are usually from the afternoon to late evening/night – perfect for those who struggle with mornings

*Figures supplied by the National Careers Service November 2013