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Refreshing career opportunities at J D Wetherspoon


About us

J D Wetherspoon is a leading pub operator in the UK and Ireland.

Back in 1979, in Muswell Hill, London, Tim Martin opened the very first Wetherspoon. Today, Tim and the company run over 850 pubs and hotels. During its over-40-year history, Wetherspoon has led the way with ground-breaking initiatives, achieved hundreds of awards and grown from a handful of staff to over 40,000 employees.

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Employed in our pubs and hotels


On guaranteed-hours contract


In free shares and bonuses paid to employees since 2006

Our roles

Take a look at the day-to-day life, training and career opportunities which we have to offer.


Apprenticeships provide exciting learning opportunities for all of our bar, kitchen and hotel teams.

Staff opportunities

Looking to start your career with Wetherspoon? Find out more about our roles here.

Leadership and management

We provide all of the training you need to progress into our team leader, shift leader and management roles.

Head office

The Wethercentre’s teams provide all of the support which our pubs need to continue being so successful.

Pay and reward

Make working for us work for you!

At Wetherspoon, we are committed to ensuring that our staff are rewarded for their hard work. Our success is down to the fantastic teams which run our pubs.

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Training and benefits

Our award-winning training programme will help you to succeed in your role and provides great career progression opportunities.


Benefits | Engagement | Well-being | Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our pubs are a safe, friendly and supportive place to work.

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Staff stories

From reasons for joining to career progression and long service, our people all have a story to tell.

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When you start with us, you’ll work through a training plan specific to your job role. Internal progression is vital to us as a business – and the sky’s the limit, when it comes to your career.

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Start your career at

J D Wetherspoon