You Could Get Paid £200 To Spend Afternoon Drinking Pints And Watching Rugby

Do you want to get paid to watch rugby and drink pints? I won't wait for an answer, of course you do. Unfortunately, we live in the real world and no such job opportunity exists - oh no wait, it does, so screw you, real world.

Thatchers Cider is recruiting a 'taste officer', whose sole duty is to make sure the cider sold at the Bath Rugby vs Bristol Bears match at Twickenham is up to scratch. In return for their hard graft, they will be paid £200 and will finish their shift after just a few hours, in time to watch the match at 2pm.

So what are you waiting for? Time to get your application in; after all, what could be better than getting paid to watch rugby and drink cider?

Well, getting paid to drink beer and watch football, obviously, but still, it's hardly the worst day's work.

And if you're worried that you've never previously worked as a 'taste officer', then don't be. As long as you love rugby and cider then you're in with a good chance.


The advert reads: "The ideal candidate will need to be 18 years old or over, be passionate about cider and have a love for rugby - no other prior experience is required, and you will get free entry to the event, which will see Bath Rugby take on the Bristol Bears.

"Bath Rugby and Thatchers endorse responsible drinking so the candidate will be required to take regular water breaks to rehydrate, eat and watch parts of the game. He/she will not be authorised to drive after the event, so alternate travel must be prearranged.

"Game day gates open for pre-match entertainment at 11am, with the game kicking-off at 2pm. The 'taste' officer will need to arrive at 10.30am and will be on shift for just a few hours, so they can still watch the game.

"After that they can head to the West Fan Village to enjoy the rest of their evening. The successful candidate will be contacted by the 19th of March to confirm their position."

The application process is very straight forward, with would-be taste officers required to submit a few basic details before answering one key question: "Why do you want to be our taste officer?"

So if you reckon you've got a pretty solid answer to that question, then apply now.

This is a one time gig though, so don't go handing in your notice at your day job or anything daft like that.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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