The brewer’s inaugural Rising Stars will offer individuals employed by one of the group’s managed pubs – including its Pizza, Pots & Pints and Apostrophe pub concepts – the chance to undergo extensive training.
The first seven participants, made up of a selection of the pubs team members and leaders, will take part in a programme comprising eLearning, on-the-job training, targeted workshops, product showcases and social learning strategies, to help them develop into either a team leader, assistant manager or sous chef.
Charles Wells head of human resources Nicola Stevenson said: “As a family brewer, care and support truly is at the heart of everything we do and how we nurture our staff is no different.
“Having recognised the fantastic potential our employees possess, we’re excited to be able to invite them to tap into a new range of skills and, in turn, better their careers.
“In offering them the training they need to succeed, we believe initiatives such as our Rising Stars programme will cultivate our employees desire to grow their careers with us.”
The new initiative follows the launch of Charles Wells’s apprenticeship scheme in collaboration with Lifetime Training.