Greene King is today announcing that it is recruiting for more than 300 apprenticeship opportunities, attracting school leavers and young people into the hospitality industry.
These professional development opportunities are open to all those over 16 years old, providing excellent opportunities for those who receive their A-level results this week. Further roles will be going live over the summer.
The business is also confirming that it remains on track to meet its 2016 industry-leading pledge to deliver 10,000 apprentices over a three-year period.
Greene King’s apprenticeship programme highlights that higher education, an avenue which has traditionally proved popular, isn’t the only choice available to young people. Earn-while-you-learn schemes are becoming increasingly popular, with young people looking to gain the skills to build a successful career without the associated long-term financial burden.
Greene King launched its apprenticeship programme in 2011. Since then, more than 9,000 people have participated in the scheme, which offers roles for chefs, bar staff and front-of-house staff, and combines on-the-job training and classroom learning to help team members achieve industry-leading qualifications and progress on to building a long-term retail career in hospitality.
Kieron Fisher has seen first-hand the benefits of progressing through the Greene King Apprenticeship Programme, having joined the scheme in February 2017. He said: “After receiving my A-level results, I was torn between going to university and staying in my current role as a team member at the Greene King’s Nottingham Knight pub.
“I was actually offered a place at university, but found out about the company’s apprenticeship programme and applied straight away. I was enjoying my role so was really happy to be accepted onto the scheme, especially as it meant I’d be able to continue working with my team, who I get on well with, while gaining qualifications.”
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