The pubco and charity are launching the programme to involve 150 of the UK’s most disadvantaged 16-25 year olds and help them get into the hospitality sector.
“Get into Hospitality” is designed to provide an opportunity for the young people to develop their skills in the sector, receive accredited qualifications and support them into jobs.
On the Greene King website, Rooney Anand, Greene King’s chief executive officer, said: “We know that many young people find it difficult to get their first job, particularly in disadvantaged areas and we believe pubs can help them get onto the career ladder.2
During their time on the programme, students will also receive a “buddy” meaning that they will have an experienced Greene King team member to mentor them.
The first course started last month (April) in London and is due to spread out to Liverpool, Glasgow and Portsmouth with the aim to stretch to ten programmes across the UK.
The first step is a recruitment day which is held in each area.
Students are then chosen to attend and the work load is split between classroom learning and a work placement at a local Greene King pub.
The schedule includes learning about guest service, food preparation and alcohol licensing laws.
Martina Milburn, the Prince’s Trust’s chief executive, said: “The Prince’s Trust could not function without the help of its corporate partners.
She added that they were “immensely grateful” to the pubco and vowed that together, they would help change young people’s lives.