Marston’s has more than 2,000 pubs dotted all across the face of the UK, so they are great hunting ground for students interested in temporary or part time bar jobs. As well as offering flexible work to students and other young people, the Marston’s pub and brewery business also has long term options for anyone considering a careers in the trade.
Unbelievably, Marston’s has been in the business in the UK since the 1830s. It is almost two centuries since they opened their first brewery in Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire. By 1900, Marston’s was churning out more than 100,000 barrels of ale each year.
In addition to the Burton Upon Trent brewery, Marston’s PLC now runs four other breweries; the Park Brewery in Wolverhampton, the Jennings Brewery in Cockermouth, the Wychwood Brewery in Witney and the Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire. Between them, they account for many famous ales like Bank's Bitter, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Jennings Cumberland Ale and the flagship Marston's Pedigree brand - and drum up profits of over £80 million a year.
Students could find shifts at any of the 500 managed pubs or 1,600 leased or tenanted pubs in the Marston’s stable. Their portfolio also includes a few dozen hotels which could throw up more opportunities for full and part time work for students.
Most students will typically start out at a Marston’s inn or tavern as a Pub Team Member with a variety of roles on offer. Full and part time positions are available as bar staff, waiting staff, chefs, kitchen porters, kitchen assistants, cleaners and housekeeping staff. With an ever-expanding portfolio of pubs, Marston’s creates hundreds of new opportunities for Pub Team Members each year.
Show some dedication in any of those roles at Marston’s and there will be the chance to step up a level into an assistant manager position within the company. If you find that pub life is particularly conducive to you, then you could even end up running your own pub for Marston’s, either as a manager or through the franchise or leased side of their business.
Another way into the company is to apply for positions at Marston’s head office in Wolverhampton. Full time roles there include support roles such as customer services, finance, training, HR, sales and operations.
If you are studying anywhere near one of the Marston’s breweries or distribution centres (Burton, Cockermouth, Eaglescliffe, Exeter, Hoddesdon, Hull, Southampton, St Helens, Mansfield, Ringwood, Witney or Wolverhampton) then you could also look into what full and part time opportunities might be available within those too.
If you fancy a brief stint in the pub game at Marston’s, or you’ve made your mind up that a long term career with the company is the perfect path for your future then apply for any vacancies today. Check out their careers site for the latest opportunities and keep an eye on their social media accounts to the left side of this page.
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