Bar staff in ski resorts serve drinks and snacks to customers in licensed premises, such as pubs, clubs, restaurants, wine bars, cafes and hotels.
Personal qualities are often considered to be more important than formal qualifications, with employers seeking bar staff with an outgoing personality, a good sense of humour, honesty and trustworthiness, good cash handling skills, and excellent team working skills. The minimum age to serve alcohol in a bar varies between countries but is usually 18 or 21.
Qualifications and key employers
Most employers arrange on-the-job training for new bar staff but those wishing to gain qualifications before they apply for jobs may find NVQs in Bar Service and qualifications from the The British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body and Wine & Spirit Education Trust to be recognised by overseas employers.
Employers of bar staff include bars, clubs and hotels in ski resorts. The demand for bar staff is particularly high during the ski season, with employment opportunities being advertised through recruitment agencies specialising in travel jobs. Full-time employees are usually expected to work shifts, but the majority of bar staff work part-time. Bar staff work long hours, with almost all roles involving evening and weekend work.
The starting salary for bar staff in the ski industry is around £9,000 a year. In some establishments, staff may be able to top up their earnings with tips from customers. With experience and training, bar staff may progress to become supervisors or bar managers.
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Catermatch Solutions offers a relaxed recruitment service, sourcing permanent and temporary staff for the Travel industry. Based in the North West, we work nationwide and supply clients with pre-interviewed and skill assessed personnel such as Chefs, In-flight Caterers, and Chalet Staff. We are a fast, effective and competitively priced agency, who have clients in the Ski and Beach Resort sectors who will attest to our impeccable service.
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SPECIALISTS within the CATERING, HOSPITALITY and RETAIL sectors, providing permanent and interim contract Operational Management, Chef and Head Office/Support recruitment solutions. A skilled consultant team with practical experience within the sectors for which they recruit. Competitive rates & rebates.
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The Centrum Building,
38 Queen Street,
We offer a personalised service to both our candidates and clients, we meet with both face to face to ensure not only do we match your individual requirements, but we match the culture fit for the business and candidate.
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The Lauries Centre,
142 Claughton Road,
From senior director level to more junior within finance, HR, marketing, sales, customer service and administration our Office and Contact Centre service is geared towards matching candidates with opportunities which precisely suit their capabilities. We have an established pedigree within the sector and our specialist teams are well qualified to advise and assist your career development.
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20 Woodland Road,
4 Providence Court,
26 Terminus Street,
5 Town Centre,
383 Hendon Way,
29-31 Euston Road,
11 - 13 Ravenswood Crescent,
From Travel Agents to Airline Staff and Holiday Reps, Tourism requires a special breed of person in order to keep your customers happy and business running smoothly. Then there are specialist staff like Nannies and Pisteurs - everyone has a role to play. If you'd like to source the right candidates in the simplest possible way, then speak to us. Our experienced staff would love to hear from you - no matter the size of your vacancy.