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What jobs are in the hospitality industry?

Sam Stacey our consultant managing the role

The hospitality industry is one of the most diverse and exciting industries that you can be a part of. It’s perfect for those who thrive on delivering exceptional service and creating memorable experiences. In the UK alone, the hospitality industry employs 3.5 million people, making hospitality the third largest employer and contributor to the economy. Not only is it one of the biggest industries but it is also growing fast! Between 2009 and 2019, it has contributed to 17% of the overall employment in the UK.

As part of the vibrant hospitality industry, at Greene King, we offer a range of exciting jobs in our bustling pubs and restaurants. There are always open doors here for those who want to make their mark in hospitality. If you are considering a career in hospitality, here’s a closer look at some of the diverse range of roles you can pursue with us.

Exciting hospitality jobs at Greene King

The great thing about the hospitality industry jobs is that you will often get on-the-job training or have the option to explore hospitality apprenticeships. Anyone can join or transfer their career to the world of service.

There are a variety of different roles available at Greene King, so let's break it down. 

Starting with the front-of-house roles. These are customer-facing and perfect for those who are outgoing and have great people skills. Here are some of the roles and responsibilities:

  • Wait staff: in this team, you’ll be the face of our restaurants and pubs. You will be responsible for taking orders, and serving food and drinks while making sure guests have an enjoyable and memorable dining experience with us. You will be great at this role if you have good communication skills and a passion for customer service.
  • Bartending: behind the bar, you’ll be pouring and serving fresh drinks while creating engaging conversations with customers to make for a welcoming atmosphere. For this role, you need to be able to move fast and work efficiently to keep the bar flowing.
  • Team Leader: this is someone who knows their stuff and how to keep a team motivated to deliver five-star customer service. Having great organisational skills is a bonus for this role when it comes to organising shifts and training teams.

Then we have back-of-house teams who make the culinary magic happen in the kitchen, these roles include:

  • Chef: as a Chef you will prepare delicious meals that keep guests coming back. You don’t need any special qualifications to join us in the kitchen, we will train you on all aspects of cooking great dishes. What we look for is a willingness to learn and a dash of creativity. 
  • Kitchen Assistant: you’ll support the kitchen team by maintaining a clean kitchen that meets hygiene standards and making sure everything is in good working order. This is a perfect role for someone who would like to get kitchen experience.
  • Kitchen Manager: you are similar to a Head Chef by being the heart of operations in the kitchen. You’ll make sure our food meets high standards of quality and consistency while making sure the safety of the kitchen is maintained. If you’re passionate about leading a team and have great problem-solving skills, this could be a perfect fit for you.

Amazing benefits when you join our team 

When you join you will be automatically eligible for our inclusive benefits that are set up to reflect our values and culture.

  • Discounted prices of 33% for you and 15% for your loved ones on all of our brands. So you can enjoy your time off with your favourite food and people.
  • We have a free employee assistance program. This will cover mental health, well-being, financial and legal support because you matter!
  • Our favourite one is, Wage Stream, which means accessing your wage before payday!

Are you ready to start your next job in the hospitality industry?

If you are passionate about the hospitality industry and ready to create memorable customer experiences then Greene King is the perfect place to start. With such a wide range of roles available with us, there is a position suited to your skills and interests.

Explore our current roles available and start your career in hospitality today!

Sam Stacey our consultant managing the role


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