In the recent past, running a pub was simply made through arrangements with a brewery to supply you with alcohol or with a pub company that ran a chain. Those people that became pub landlords or landladies used to have some experience in the trade, but this was not always the case as long as they were regarded as “responsible” citizens.
Many workers in the public sectors who could take early retirement, like Policemen and Railway workers, dreamt of owning a Public House. With recent legislation things are now quite different. For a start you will need to hold the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) to be granted a Personal Licence to enable you to serve alcohol.
If you can gain the right qualifications, you will find that most Pub Companies are always on the look out for qualified individuals to work in their properties. If they believe that you are talented enough, there is also the possibilty that you might be offered a tenancy or leashold agreement and end up operating your own pub.
By getting yourself some effective training and qualifications in how to successfully work in a pub, you can get yourself ahead in the game. By taking the initiative, you will increase your opportunities.
Anyone authorising the sale of Alcohol in the UK must now hold a personal licence, (this is different from the premise licence). In order to obtain a personal licence the applicant must first have a relevant licensing training qualification, such as the APLH.
When you have successfully passed and receive your training certificate you can apply directly to your local council for your personal licence or use a specialist like Pubshop Training School to help you fill out and complete all the relevant paperwork.