Every outlet generally has its own uniform, which must be adhered to by the staff. If you are not sure or don’t have a uniform, dressing in an un-branded, black collared shirt, black trousers and black shoes is usually a safe and acceptable substitute. Always check the uniform requirements before arriving for your first shift.
Your uniform will include but is not limited to:
More formal bars will usually use a smart, collared shirt however some more informal places might opt for a t-shirt or golfer. Always make sure it is clean, ironed and in good condition.
Clean, neat and usually dark in colour (although some places will opt for lighter colours). Make sure they are clean with no rips or tears.
Avoid bright colours or very large buckles.
These must be comfortable as you will be on your feet for long periods. Uncomfortable shoes can lead to fatigue and even back pain. Your shoes must be closed toe, to prevent cutting or injuring yourself if you drop something or stand on broken glass.
Tools of the trade
Kept on you at all times. These are discussed on the next page in more detail.