FAQs

Some quick answers to a number of frequently asked questions on the site.

I’ve seen an opportunity on your website that I’m interested in. How do I apply?

You’ll need to take a couple of minutes to complete our online registration and upload your CV, after which you’ll be a full member of the careers site and able to apply for any opportunity with Marston's that interests you. Simply click the ‘apply now’ button on any vacancy and you’ll automatically be taken to the registration page, where you’ll be asked to answer some screening questions and submit your application.

For some handy hints and tips on how to apply please visit our Application Help page.

I’ve made an application, what happens next?

We'll review your application and then get in touch to let you know the outcome and/or what the next steps are. Although we receive a very high volume of applications, we aim to contact all candidates within 2 weeks of receiving their applications.

What do I do if I am unable to complete an online application?

Don't worry - please contact our Recruitment team on 01902 329713, and we will help you. We can complete an application on your behalf if required.

Where can I send my CV for any future/upcoming opportunities?

If you have found nothing to suit your interests or experience on our site at present, why not register your details with us? We’ll keep your information on file along with your CV and will contact you if we have any opportunities arise that might be suitable for you. When registering with us you can also choose to receive emails alerting you when a vacancy arises that matches your requirements, ensuring you’ll never miss out on an opportunity that might be of interest to you!

It only takes a couple of minutes to do and couldn't be easier! Simply, visit our Registration Page and enter your details.

Can I apply for more than one opportunity at Marston's?

Yes, you can. However, we recommend that you try to identify the most appropriate role for your skills and experience - and only apply for suitable roles.

How often is the website updated?

We usually have new opportunities to advertise every few days, so if there’s nothing to suit you at present, it’s well worth checking back on a regular basis. Alternatively, you can register your details with us and ask to be automatically notified by email whenever a vacancy arises that matches your requirements.

How old do I need to be to work for Marston's?

The minimum age to work for us is 16 years old, providing you are a school leaver. For roles involving the sale of alcohol, you must be supervised if you are under the age of 18.

 What can I expect at an interview?

The interview process will depend on the position you’ve applied for and can vary greatly between our head office roles, managed houses and self-employed opportunities. As a general rule though it will usually consist of between two to three stages and might involve such things as a competency-based interview, business planning exercises, an assessment event, pub familiarisation visits or an on-the-job evaluation.

Whichever opportunity you apply for, our Recruitment Team will be on hand to guide you through each step of the process - answering any questions you may have and ensuring you understand exactly what’s required.

Will you be taking up employment references or background checks?

We take up employment references for those applying for roles within our head office or managed house division, and for those applying for self-employed opportunities we undertake credit checks at application stage. We ask you to be as honest as possible during the recruitment process. If there are any issues from your past that you think may be detrimental to your application, please tell our Recruitment Team about them, so that we can look at the problem in detail and advise you of how to progress.

We have a responsibility to protect our business, employees and customers, so everyone who's offered a position with us has to undergo a verification process. The checks vary according to the position applied for and can include such things as current/previous employment, financial history, education, residency, and relevant professional qualifications. Unfortunately, if the results don't match what you've told us, we'll have to withdraw our offer.

Where are your offices / where will I be located?

We have around 1,600 pubs located throughout England, Scotland and Wales alongside 5 breweries based in Wolverhampton, Burton upon Trent, the Lake District, Hampshire and Oxfordshire. Many of our operational roles are field-based so you could be covering a certain area or region, and the majority of our other roles are located at our Head Office in Wolverhampton.