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Fuller's to hand pub staff national living wage ahead of schedule

Published:  09 October, 2015

Fuller's is to bring in the national living wage rate of £7.20 an hour in for key pub staff six months ahead of it being made a national requirement.

The rate will be paid from November 27 to any team member who is on or has completed one of Fuller's Inns' six development programmes that provide structured career paths for jobs including bar staff, kitchen porters, general maagers and head chefs.

The rate will also be applied to 131 service coaches.

There will be a 4% pay increase for anyone completing a development programme stage and improved terms and conditions for 115 of its head chefs, with a new bonus scheme and improved benefits including participation in share ownership schemes.

Fuller's said the move would bring head chefs into line with general managers.

Chief executive Simon Emeny said: "For some time now, we have been improving the way we reward and recognise the great people that work in our pubs and hotels.

"Internal research has shown us that fantastic development programmes and clear career opportunities are a better way of motivating and retaining great people than increased pay. However, we do want to reward those who commit to undertaking a development programme and these new pay rates do just that.

"This is a people business. Hopefully today's announcement will ensure that we continue to attract the best new recruits in the years to come and will reinforce our position as the employer of choice."