Joseph Holt


As a growing business we are always interested in hearing from talented, dedicated and passionate people to join our team here at Joseph Holt. We think it's a great place to work, with numerous opportunities across different parts of the company, all with competitive financial packages.

If you feel you could contribute to the Joseph Holt family whether it be bar or kitchen work at a particular pub or a member of staff at The Brewery, please send your current CV (with a covering letter) to

If you are interested in becoming a Pub Manager or entering into a Management Partnership, then please view our Manage a Pub section.

Other options include our tenancy package along with our new Retail Partnership Agreement.

Available Roles

Posted: 6th September 2018 / Apply before: 31st March 2019

Trainee Chef - The Bridgewater, Oldham

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Trainee Chef at The Bridgewater, Hollinwood, Oldham.

Are you an enthusiastic, reliable person who has a sizzling ambition to learn? If so, we might just have the perfect job for you to stick your teeth into. At Joseph Holt, we are always expanding our teams, if you want to enjoy your thyme at work, put our customers first and work in a great atmosphere it might be us you’re cooking for.

Joseph Holt is an independent family owned company, operating over 120 pubs, restaurants and hotels within Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire, producing a range of award-winning beers from our Brewery in Manchester. We are a friendly family run company that are passionate about what we do.

The Bridgewater is situated on the A62 in Hollinwood, just outside Oldham which offers an all day, every day carvery supported by a full menu to bring a relaxed drinking and dining experience surrounded by contemporary decor to our customers. The family food pub is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere and offers what we believe to be the best value for money and standard of service in the area.

The pub serves a wide range of cask, craft, and world beers plus many exquisite wines and premium spirits as well as has an outdoor heated and covered terrace with a beer garden that allows customers to relax outside. The Bridgewater Hotel caters for all types of functions and parties

The successful Trainee Chef will be passionate about food, quality, and standards within the business. You will prepare, cook and present meals to specification and ensure the highest standards of cleanliness, safety, and compliance with hygiene regulations. There are full and part-time positions available, the role will also include evening and weekend work.

About You

  • You need to be self-motivated, an outgoing person that works well with others and has a real passion for great food.
  • You have the ability to remain calm under pressure in a fast paced environment.
  • The ability to work flexibly according to the needs of the business.
  • You will have some experience working in a commercial kitchen.
  • Lots of experience is not necessary, however, a willingness to learn and work as part of a team is essential.
  • You’ll need an eye for details and be able to work under pressure.
  • Minimum level 1 food hygiene.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing community pub company, with a genuine focus on people, who are committed to providing excellent training and development. We offer full support throughout your career with an emphasis on continued learning and development. We pride ourselves on our team work and if you think you could fit in with us please don’t hesitate to apply; a great future at Holts is waiting for you…

To apply for this role, please click the apply button below to send us your CV.