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Publicans and managers of licensed premises

£5,720 Average salary at age 20
£30,160 Average Salary
56 Average hours per week


Publicans and managers of licensed premises organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of public houses (non-residential and residential) and bar and catering facilities at non-residential clubs.

Main Tasks

  • Arranges purchase of alcoholic and other beverages, bar snacks, cigarettes and other items and ensures that stocks are stored in proper conditions;
  • Supervises bar, kitchen and cleaning staff and, if necessary, assists with the serving of drinks;
  • Observes licensing laws and other statutory regulations and regulates behaviour of customers as necessary;
  • Maintains financial records for the establishment; determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.


No formal academic qualifications are required. Relevant experience is advantageous and candidates must be over 18 years of age and complete the personal licence holders’ qualification. Larger chains offer accelerated promotion for holders of degrees or equivalent qualifications. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs relevant to licensed premises management are available at Levels 2 to 4.

What Publicans and managers of licensed premises studied in higher education

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What Publicans and managers of licensed premises studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(G1) Mathematics2
(W2) Design studies3
(L3) Sociology3
(C1) Biology3
(F1) Chemistry3
(C8) Psychology5
(W1) Fine art2
(W3) Music2
(D3) Animal science1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(W6) Cinematics & photography3
(Q3) English studies4
(L2) Politics3
(R1) French studies2
(W4) Drama4
(M1) Law by area2
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport6
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(P5) Journalism2
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences2
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics2
(M9) Others in law1
(N1) Business studies6
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(N4) Accounting1
(C6) Sport & exercise science8
(P3) Media studies4
(N2) Management studies4
(V1) History by period3
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science2

UK Prospects

27300 Workforce Size
3.63% Predicted growth 2022 - 2027
9317 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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