We take a look at bar jobs in Portsmouth and what you need for them

We all know what it's like to frequent bars, but have you ever given any serious thought to working in them? For many people, the number of people in the most popular bars at weekends can be quite off putting, however there are plenty of people out there who enjoy the challenge of such a fast paced industry.

Before you take a look for bar jobs in Portsmouth, we recommend you first decide on the type of work you are going to look for. There are plenty of positions available in the bar industry these days, so choose carefully to make sure you select the one that best suits you.

Obviously the most common position is that of bartender. To be a bartender you're going to need to have certain character traits and abilities to ensure that you are a good fit for the position. For example, we recommend that you have a great head for numbers, since you don't want to be holding customers up trying to figure out if you have given them the right change or not. You'll also need to be quite sociable if you're going to maximise your earning potential with tips from patrons. The average wage for bartenders in Portsmouth tends to be around £8.20 per hour, but on a busy night it is possible to make quite a bit more in terms of tips.

If you don't have the experience necessary to be a bartender, you could take a look at starting from the ground up and working as a server or glass collector. These positions pay minimum wage, but they can often be a great route towards a bartending position.

We recommend you speak to the managers of the following bars in the Portsmouth area to see if they are willing to take you on;

  • Yates's, 13-19 Guildhall Walk
  • The White Swan, 26 Guildhall Walk
  • Liquid, Stanhope House, Stanhope Road
  • The Registry, 1-2 St Michael's Road


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