Punch pubs embrace apprenticeships

By John Harrington, M&C Report

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The programme offers licensees the potential of a £1,500 Government grant towards employing an apprentice
The programme offers licensees the potential of a £1,500 Government grant towards employing an apprentice
A total of 180 Punch Taverns pubs have got involved in the company’s apprenticeship programme, with 42 licensees having taken on new apprentices, the group has said.

The programme offers licensees staff training, the potential of a £1,500 Government grant towards employing an apprentice, and the opportunity to ‘try before you hire’ with a two-week no obligation placement. 

Punch has been running the scheme, undertaken with Charnwood Training Group, since June 2013.

'Passionate'

Punch HR director Jackie Burn said: “We’re passionate about supporting our licensees and encouraging them to consider the value that a new apprentice could add to their business.

“The Apprenticeship in Licensed Hospitality has been specifically designed to meet the legislation and compliance requirements of hospitality businesses so we’re excited to see the apprentices’ careers develop and the inevitable benefits to our licensee’s businesses.”

Jeremy Scorer, of Charnwood Training Group, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Punch Taverns Apprenticeship initiative, which allows licensees access to affordable and professional qualifications to support the development of their teams.

“Apprenticeships are gaining ground within the hospitality industry across the country. There are several Government incentives available that make them extremely cost effective for businesses and licensees to make the most of and we look forward to seeing many more licensees seeing the benefits to their businesses as a result of having an apprentice on board.”

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1 comment

Upping the game

Posted by The way Forward,

Good news from Mr Punch. The trade needs to "up its game", winners and losers if they don't.

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