Coinciding with the release of today’s A Level results, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) praised the ability of the licensed hospitality sector to provide meaningful experience and opportunities for young people.
ALMR Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “Congratulations to all those people collecting their A Level results today. These will be exciting times as you consider your next steps in education or work. The licensed hospitality sector provides young employees with a wealth of opportunities to learn, earn money and build the beginnings of a fantastic career.
“There is a misconception that pubs and bars offer only short term solutions but many of the sector’s leading entrepreneurs started their journey behind a bar or in a kitchen. Licensed hospitality is a sector that works best when its team members are given the opportunity to excel and innovate. Anyone who starts work behind a bar in their local pub can find themselves running their own venue or managing their own team within a few years.
“We should not forget that this sector incorporates many skills and disciplines from marketing to law, from finance to PR. If you have a passion, there is a good chance you can follow it within licensed hospitality. There is an enormous depth and variety to the roles on offer in this sector, proof that work with us does not end at the bar.”