Our application process
Once you have explored our opportunities and submitted an application for your preferred opportunity, a member of the recruitment team will give you a call to get to know you better and arrange for you to meet with one of our Area Operations Managers
Your first meeting with an Area Operations Manager is to understand your previous experience (in the trade or elsewhere) and your ambitions for running a pub. We will tell you more about the pub and how the agreement works
Stage one business plan – here is where you start to bring your ideas of running a pub business to life. We will ask you to think about the strengths and weaknesses of the industry and your vision for the pub
We will provide you with a property pack, including the financial trading history of the pub and a schedule of any works we may be conducting. This can be used to seek independent financial, legal and property advice
Stage two business plan – you will meet with an Area Operations Manager to present your business plan, which will include your ideas around your team, your target market, financial projections and how you will make an impact in your first 100 days. This plan will form part of your conditional offer, which will be signed off by your Area Manager and our Estate Manager.
If successful, subject to a conditional offer, we will book your induction and discuss the next steps towards securing a substantive agreement.
Meet your key support team and build relationships while networking with other new pub partners like you.
2-day aftercare support
Implement what you’ve learned so far in a real pub, with observation from your Retail Support Coach.
1st week in your own pub
Once you’ve been given the keys to your business, you’ll receive ongoing assistance from your Retail Support Coach and Area Operations Manager.
6 weeks’ ongoing support
A period of increased support from your Area Operations Manager to help set your business objectives and get into the groove of running your own pub.
12 weeks’ HR Business Partner support
Regular check-ins to make sure everything’s running smoothly and you’re happy and settling in.