Greene King pledges to take on 10,000 apprentices

By Emily Sutherland

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GK beat its 2015 pledge to support 2,000 apprentices
GK beat its 2015 pledge to support 2,000 apprentices

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Greene King has pledged to take on 10,000 apprentices over the next three years.

Chief executive Rooney Anand said the company believed it had a responsibility to support young people and was thrilled to have exceeded its 2015 apprenticeship target of 2,000.

“Not only do we want to ensure our apprentices have a great experience, we want to continue to improve the programme itself. We will provide the best advice and guidance to potential learners so they understand their commitment and ensure the qualification is best suited to their career aspirations.”

Greene King apprentice and general manager at the Sherwood Manor pub in Nottingham Lindsey Parr added: “Perhaps because of my own great apprenticeship experience, I have been passionate about helping young people to start and develop their careers. To date, I have actually enrolled over 30 of my team members onto apprenticeship programmes during my time as a general manager. Among them, 18 have progressed their careers to kitchen managers, team leaders and deputy managers, which is really rewarding to see. It’s great to see team members realise their potential through apprenticeships, it truly makes working in a pub so rewarding and worthwhile.”

Since its launch in 2011, the Greene King apprenticeship scheme has helped support over 7,400 apprenticeships to achieve a qualification. Apprenticeships are available in a range of jobs, including front of house, kitchen and management.

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