Lock in a UK pub job with live-in staff accommodation

If you want to start your working holiday adventure in London then this is the easiest, cheapest, and quickest way to get started.

Our London & UK live-in pub program is best suited to awesome people who know how to start a party, shake up awesome cocktails and create a darn good time to be remembered. Think that’s you?

With your live-in pub job you’ll receive some of the very best industry recognised training, gain industry recognised qualifications and you’ll have a tonne of other opportunities for development and growth too.

Pub Job Perks

  • Free with Jumpstart London
  • Full time work in a pub
  • Live on-site
  • Sociable fun work
  • Travel perks
  • Great wages

Our live-in pub job package Inclusions

Our locations

Our Job Opportunities

  • Bar Crew
  • Kitchen Crew
  • Hostel Receptionist
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Trainee Managers
  • Assistant Managers
  • Night Porters
  • Chef
  • Bartender
  • Kitchen Hand
  • Housekeeping Crew
  • Bartender

Our Application Process

UK Youth Mobility Visa Eligibility

Aged 18 -35 years

From January 2024 age criteria will change from 30 years to 35 years

Hold a passport from an eligible, partnered country

(Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, or Taiwan)

No criminal convictions

Have not had any criminal convictions in the last 12 months

Have No Dependants

(children or other)
under the age of 18

Proof of Funds

Have access to the equivalent of £2530GBP (i.e. in your bank account for at least 28 days)

No previous UK Visa

Must not have taken part in the Youth Mobility Scheme or travelled on a UK Working Holiday Visa

Frequently asked questions

To be eligible you must:
  • Be willing to commit for a minimum of 4 months
  • Be willing to share a mixed dorm room with 6-8 other staff members
  • Be aged between 18 and 31 years
  • Hold a passport from an eligible, partnered country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand)
  • Have access to the equivalent of £2530 GBP (i.e. in your bank account for at least 28 days).
  • Have no dependants (children or others) under the age of 18.
  • Have not previously taken part in the Youth Mobility Scheme or travelled on a UK Working Holiday Visa
  • Have not had any criminal convictions in the last 12 months

  1. 1. Consultation call assessment + recommendations
  2. Your job preferences confirmed with UK partners
  3. Invoice & Complete terms & conditions
  4. Pay program deposit $399*
  5. Receive application pack
  6. Online Interview & job offer
  7. Pay Holding deposit for city rooms (MIN 6 WEEKS NOTICE TO GUARANTEE YOUR BED)
  8. Start visa application
  9. Order your SIM Card
  10. Open UK bank account
  11. Book Flights & insurance
  12. Fly to the UK
* As soon as a deposit is payed you are automatically placed on a waiting list for shared housing if you have chosen the Jumpstart London option.

  • The UK Youth Mobility Visa allows you to work in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland for a 2-year duration from the date you enter the United Kingdom.
  • You are permitted to leave and re-enter the UK any number of times within this period.
  • Processing times for the Visa can vary from 4-6 weeks so you will need to leave sufficient time to apply before your intended travel dates.
  • We recommend you apply at least 2 months before you intend to travel.
  • There is a fast-track service however the British High Commission charges an additional fee for this.
  • Once your Visa is granted, your passport will be returned to you with an entry clearance stamp for a 30-day duration, from the date you have chosen in your application.
  • You will then be required to enter the UK within this period and pick up what is called your Biometrics Residency Permit.

  • Your Visa Fees are payable to the British High Commission.
  • Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) £940 GBP.
  • Visa Application Fee £298 GBP.
  • Applications from Brisbane, Canberra, or Perth, will incur an additional fee of $105AUD to book your biometrics appointment.
  • If you choose to have your passport couriered then this will cost $24AUD. You can however opt to pick this up from your appointment location centre.
  • These fees are non-refundable if your application is unsuccessful.
  • In 2017 over 40% of first-time applicants were rejected because of simple omissions and commonly made mistakes.
  • Because the Visa application is entirely computer-processed, applications can be rejected for errors as small as an incorrect date on a bank statement.

This is why we recommend using our visa service and taking the stress away. Our professional licensed migration agents will help you every step of the way to ensure your application is approved the first time around. 100% first-time approval guaranteed, or you will receive a full refund.

If you do, you may be eligible for the UK Ancestry Visa! This visa allows you to live and work unrestricted in the UK for up to 5 years

Our UK pub job program runs year-round so you can choose any week (except Christmas) that you’ll be arriving! Please keep in mind that this is our most popular program by far and weekly numbers are capped. So, you will want to plan on applying at least 6 months in advance to secure your spot. Of course, if you are leaving quite soon, we do have applicants pull out last minute or go travelling, so it’s always worth checking if we can fit you in. Important: Keep in mind the Visa process will take approximately 4-8 weeks and you will need to be in your home country while applying for this.

Absolutely! If you have your heart set on a sail to Croatia or want to go backpacking in Asia for two months; we’ll make sure everything is organised before you leave, and everything is ready for when you get to London.

It isn’t mandatory, but we certainly recommend it for everyone going over our programs. As part of your Visa fees, it will be £600 for your Immigration Healthcare Surcharge. This allows you access to the NHS and standard health coverage while you are in the United Kingdom on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa. Like Medicare here in Australia, it covers some medical expenses and does not cover some others.

Here are some links that will help give you some more information;
www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/overview ;

Of course, you will only be covered while you are in the United Kingdom, so if you are at any point travelling to Europe or elsewhere, you will want to make sure you are covered for any accidents or emergencies. We partner with Allianz and Aussie Travel Cover to offer travel insurance at competitive rates for any of our participants heading over to the UK who require coverage.

To be eligible for the UK Youth Mobility Visa, you will need to be at least 18 years of age, or have applied by your 31st birthday. If you are currently 17, we may be able to start your application so that all your documents and paperwork are ready to submit once you turn 18.

In most cases, it won’t be a problem. As long as you are giving us a minimum of 30 days' notice, then we will be able to postpone your Beds and Bars program until a later date. If your Visa has already been approved however, conditions then may apply.

Our live-in pub jobs are an ideal option for the person who wants to not have to worry about accommodation as the job is a live-in position. Although previous pub experience is an asset, it’s not required as full training is provided on arrival. With your live-in pub job you’ll receive some of the very best industry recognised training, gain industry recognised qualifications and you’ll have a tonne of other opportunities for development and growth too. With 5 Locations in London and 3 locations in the UK, you have the chance to move around and experience working in different environments. The minimum commitment for is 4 months with pay rates starting at £11 an hour + tips.

Some of the fabulous staff perks include:

  • Competitive Salaries
  • 50% off Food and Drink in all bars
  • 50% off accommodation worldwide
  • Industry-recognised training
  • Regular Incentives and Trips Away
  • Employee of the month & cash rewards
  • 24/7 Mental health support
  • Development and access to apprenticeships
  • Refer a friend cash prize
  • Bi-Annual sailing trip
  • Rising starts training
  • Accommodation discounts with EFH and Mad Monkey
  • Pension Scheme
  • 5 Paid Charity working days
  • Flying Lessons
  • Staff parties

  • Staff accommodation is located on-site. It’s mixed dormitory style housing and you will be sharing a room with other staff members.
  • All bills and wifi are included in weekly rent
  • Staff meals are provided while on shift.
  • Staff members have their own bathroom separate from guests and rent is charged biweekly (aka every two weeks).
  • Rent is £105.70 biweekly – which works out to £211.40/month.
  • As a staff member, you’ll receive a 50% discount on food & drinks purchases at your bar (and at all other beds and bars locations too!)
  • Want to cook your own meals? you’ll also have access to the onsite kitchen – outside of rush hours!

IMPORTANT: Staff accommodation is limited at some locations so it’s important you advise us of your arrival plans during your initial consultation call.

If a bed in staff accommodation isn’t available in your planned arrivals week then you’ll be able to continue to stay in the on-site hostel accommodation with other guests until a bed becomes free. As a staff member you get a 50% discount on hostel accommodation and then as soon as a bed in staff accommodation opens up you will be able to move-in to the staff dorm room.

Depending on the location, you might start living in the hostel with other guests for a couple of weeks anyway, before moving into the staff accommodation rooms – this is just to ensure you can acclimatise to the site and other staff members before you start living & working together on a full-time basis!

  • Our Live-in pub job is free with the Jumpstart London Pack
  • Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) £940 GBP
  • Visa Application Fee £298 GBP
  • Savings of at least $5000 AUS

  • 1 weeks rent approx £140 GBP - £225 GBP (Depends on room selection)
  • Uniforms (London only) £200 GBP
  • Living expenses (Meals, Travel, Phone Plan, Entertainment etc.)

  1. Check into your London accommodation* straight from airport
  2. Collect Biometrics residence (BRP) card
  3. Do online checks for right to work + rent
  4. Apply for your NI number
  5. London city walking tour
  6. Meet & greet pub crawl
  7. Attend job training induction + start work
  8. Contact us when you want to swap programs (UK Adventure Camps, Jumpstart London or UK Live-In Hotels)

Yes there is! We have an office in London and our support staff are always on-call to help you with any questions, concerns or if you are ready to change to another program such as our Adventure Camps.

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