how to apply

We want to hear from you! You don’t have to register if you just want a chat or have a quick query. Give Amanda a call or drop her an email.

If you have a clearer idea of what type of pub you are looking for, it’s useful for Amanda to have your contact details, the (simple and quick) registration form is on the tab to the left.

The application process is flexible but tends to follow in three main steps:

1. Meet Amanda, our recruitment manager.  You’ll find out about Brakspear, our agreements, each parties’ responsibilities with regard to the buildings, staff etc.  We look at the pubs available and discuss your background and experience. If you have found the pub you want your next step will be to complete a business plan, profit & loss, cash flow forecast and menus.  You will be given some templates to help get you started.

2. Next you’ll meet the Business Development Manager (BDM) for the pub you are looking at – either Gerard, Gavin or Stuart – to go through your business plan in detail.

3. The final stage is an interview with Tom, our CEO, and the BDM for your pub.  Ultimately it’s Tom’s decision who is appointed for each pub and it’s important that you’ve met him and discussed any remaining queries you may have.

This three stage process can take a few months to complete, Amanda is your main contact and will guide you through the process.

If you are keen to get started the first thing to do is the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) Pre-Entry Awareness Test (PEAT) which costs £100 plus VAT which all new applicants will have to complete.  Taking this course will give you the knowledge needed to evaluate the agreement you are considering, prepare for an interview and subsequent meetings with your chosen pub company identifying both the questions you need to ask and the professional advice you need to seek to enable you to make informed commercial decisions.

Have a look at our current available pubs and please do get in touch with Amanda.