Greene King, the UK's leading pub retailer and brewer, has announced its pledge to take on 10,000 apprenticeship over the next three years.
The announcement follows last year’s pledge made by Greene King to hire 2,000 apprentices in the 12 months to March 2016.
Rooney Anand, Greene King’s chief executive, said: “We are thrilled to have exceeded our 2015 apprenticeship target. The fact that we are now aiming to hit an even higher target of 10,000 is a reflection that as a leader within the UK’s hospitality industry, we believe we have a responsibility to support young people by creating these opportunities to earn and learn.
Lindsey Parr is just one of a number of apprentices who have successfully risen through the ranks at Greene King. Having completed previous qualifications, she was highly commended by the National Apprenticeship Service for the Champion of the Year Award 2014 before starting Level 4 Management Apprenticeship which she is due to complete in May 2016. Now a general manager at Sherwood Manor, Nottingham and supporting other Greene King apprentices, Lindsey is also leading a Greene King team of nine apprentices as part of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge.
Since its launch in 2011, the Greene King apprenticeship scheme has to date helped support over 7,400[i] apprentices to achieve a qualification while working across the group’s pub, restaurant and hotel outlets. The scheme offers bespoke qualifications that cover a range of job roles including front of house, kitchen and management which are tailored to each of the Greene King retail brands.