Greene King hits 10,000 apprentices milestone

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Graduate landmark: Greene King records record number of apprentices
Graduate landmark: Greene King records record number of apprentices

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Suffolk-based pub retailer and brewer Greene King celebrated the start of National Apprenticeship Week by announcing that it’s apprenticeship schemes have helped 10,000 people graduate to roles within the organisation.

Launched in 2011, the Greene King apprenticeship programme helps participants achieve industry recognised qualifications and roles in areas from brewing and bar work, to front-of-house and kitchen operations.

The programme and Greene King were recently recognised​ in the 2017 Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer List compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Scheme.

Greene King also launched the Get into Hospitality programme in partnership with The Prince’s Trust​ in 2016.

The three-week intensive programme addresses the skills and experience gaps that prevent unemployed young people from getting into work through providing work experience and training – so far supporting 160 young people into the industry.

Confidence instilled

Greene King apprentice, and Get into Hospitality graduate, Rachael McAtee said: “The Get into Hospitality programme really gave me the confidence to explore a career in hospitality, and it was fantastic to be offered a front-of-house role with Greene King at the end of it.

“I settled into that role quickly and it didn’t take long before I was recommended to apply for the Greene King apprenticeship programme. I’ve not only achieved a Level 2 F&B services, an industry-recognised qualification, but I’m working my way up the ranks and exploring further development opportunities available to me.

“For those wondering what a career in the hospitality industry would be like, I encourage them to take the leap. It’s definitely worth it!”

Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand said: “We have invested in our apprenticeship programme for seven years now and it’s great that we’ve been able to support 10,000 of our team members during that time.

”But it won’t stop there as we recognise it’s more important than ever that we continue to bring young people into the hospitality industry and show that it can provide a stable, exciting and rewarding career.

“Our apprenticeship programme and partnership with The Prince’s Trust are leading the way and we look forward to welcoming others to develop their skills and build a career with us.”

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