JOIN THE CREW

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IS AT OUR CORE

ONE TEAM ONE DREAM

Our dream is to create the world’s greatest bartenders and we’re proud to have staff and alumni that have become some of the most celebrated and recognized bartenders in the industry! We’re all in this game together and get to celebrate that with no less than 4 AWESOME company-wide staff parties a year!

Our Training & Development program is tiered by Junior, Senior and Jedi modules; it is intensive and DEMANDS excellence. If you think you’ve got what it takes to work hard, play hard and train even harder and would like to become part of the UK’s most passionate group of people, whether you’ve had years of experience and want to learn how to launch your own bar, or you’ve just started out in bartending, we could be THE CREW for you!

EDUCATION

We hold compulsory bi-weekly training sessions which focus on skill-sets, trends, concepts and methods to spirit categories and brands, these are backed-up with regular influential guest speakers.

Each quarter we organise group field trips for LCC team members; you’ll get to visit distilleries, festivals, conventions and everything in between! PLUS there’s a bunch of ways to up your game through staff competitions and incentives where you’ll get the chance to take the spotlight and show the rest of the crew what you’re made of.

Once you successfully reach Jedi bartender standard you’ll get top-level business training through the business module in the program, which will train you how to open your own bar from start to finish. The availability of world-class training at LCC is limitless!

MENTORING

Using our unique Buddy System, each new LCC recruit is partnered with a team member who guides them through the tiered training program to a level tailor-made to them.

The LCC family is a crazy mix of characters and we’re proud to embrace unique personalities from all walks of life. We work with The Prince’s Trust and Springboard Recruitment to give anyone with an interest in bartending the best quality training; providing the skills needed to build a successful, life-long career.

QUALIFICATIONS

In completing each module in our advanced Training & Development program, you’ll unlock more and more opportunities for external training qualifications.

LCC offers external training programs in:

  • Leadership
  • WSET
  • First Aid
  • COSHH
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Licensing

Its our dream to turn our program into the first government recognized NVQ qualification in Professional Bartending in partnership with the British Institute of Inn-keeping (BII) and the University of Westminster.

GENERAL MANAGERS

£31k-£39k OTE starting wage + tips + bonus scheme
HOURS: 3 till 1 / Monday till Friday (4 nights)

Looking for your next challenge? Our GMs are expected to hold down a station anytime, anywhere; and drive their bartenders to be the best they can be, encompassing the LCC ethos for great service, incredible drinks and all round energy. You’ll be trained to command and deliver your own budgets, targets and variables. Head Office takes most of the pain away — there’s only one admin day on a Monday to deal with so you can focus on service and learning everything you need to know about running your own bar one day!

BAR MANAGER / SNR BARTENDER

£25K-£30k OTE starting wage + tips + bonus scheme
HOURS: 3 till 1 / Monday till Friday (5 nights)

All our senior team are involved in management, whether your closing up shop at night, running full shifts by yourself, or training down to Junior bartenders and new starters. We are pushing you to become not only great bartenders but great leaders and trainers. Those are the true skills that will guarantee success globally in our industry! You’ll be put through your Personal License exam, WSET and Health & safety training and more, as well as dedicated leadership training to give you all the tools you’ll ever need!

BARBACK / JUNIOR BARTENDER

£22-£27k OTE starting wage + tips + bonus scheme
HOURS: 3 till 1 / Monday till Friday (5 nights)

New to the game? No worries! We have the training and support network to catapult you into an incredible career in an amazing industry. As long as you bring common sense, a thirst for knowledge, a passion to succeed and a big smile, we’ll provide the rest. We financially support our juniors for good reason, we want your full focus to be on your training, not your wallet.

FLOOR STAFF

£22-£27k OTE starting wage + tips + bonus scheme
HOURS: 3 till 1 / Monday till Friday (5 nights)

Maybe you want to be in the drinks game but all that shaking ain’t for you? Are you the host with the most? The sort of personality that can engage a whole room and control a crowd all while driving sales and making unforgettable memories? Then we want you! When our bartenders are busy, it’s up to you to give our guests the welcome they deserve along with managing the speed and efficiency of our dispense bartenders, plus running reservations! Some of our best bartenders started as floor staff!

THE PROCESS

  • Email or drop in your CV
  • We will send you our detailed company overview (or you can download this from the website)
    Complete our online job application form
  • We will call you in for an interview with a General Manager (for Junior positions) or to meet our Founder and Director James Hopkins (for Senior and General Manager positions)
  • If successful, you’ll have a paid trial shift in one of our sites as a barback so we can see how you work (if you desperately want to bartend you must pass a full spec test of 50 cocktails first)
  • Your shift leader will complete your assessment sheet, and you’ll receive a call from James afterwards who will give you the good or bad news.
  • If you’re not ready for us now, perhaps you will be soon — it’s always good to talk
  • If successful, you’ll start straight away, get assigned a buddy, trainer, General Manager and site unit. Then we’ll be in straight away to customise your training schedule!