Recruitment levels in the pubs and bars sector have moved beyond pre-recession levels, with 33% growth in jobs, according to British hospitality job board

Over the past one year, 13,401 jobs were advertised on the site by employers, when compared with 12,000 in 2008, which represents an increase of 34% in the last quarter.

According to’s ‘Hospitality Employment Index’ report, jobs advertised throughout the entire hospitality sector witnessed growth by 21% for the first quarter of 2014. website director Ian Burke said the hospitality industry as a whole has reason to be optimistic as the data available in its website is clearly telling a positive story.

"That’s why we need to keep focused on attracting young talent to the industry to avoid future skills gaps- something we’re already doing through initiatives like the BHA’s [British Hospitality Association] Big Hospitality Conversation or Springboard’s youth programmes," added Burke.

Based on the data revealed by, the number of assistant manager roles available grew by 4.1%, when compared with the previous year, and general manager roles increased by 3.3%.

The growth suggests that managerial employees who are higher skilled are changing jobs due to increased optimism and confidence in the market place.

In 2013, the number of chef roles advertised within the pubs and bars sector has increased by 34%.

BHA deputy CEO Martin Couchman said, "We also need to look long term, aiming to future proof our industry, continually innovating and evolving to attract and support the young people who form the backbone of our industry."