Sunday, December 6, 2020

Greene King recruits its 1,000th apprentice in 2015

Greene King has recruited its 1,000th apprentice this year, putting the company ahead of schedule in its pledge to recruit 2,000 apprentices in the year to March 2016.

Greene King, in partnership with national apprenticeship provider, Lifetime Training, has helped support over 5,500 apprentices since 2011, in its effort to promote opportunities for young people in the hospitality sector.

Luke Myers, 18 – the company’s 1,000th in question – works at the Yorkshire Grey pub in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Luke is a Greene King food production and cooking apprentice, balancing busy kitchen work alongside his academic studies. This training and work experience will help Luke to hone the skills necessary to progress more rapidly within Greene King from team member to general manager.

Luke says: “The apprenticeship route appealed to me because of the “learning on the job” aspect of the role. It has been hard work, but also a great opportunity to learn about what it takes to succeed in a professional kitchen and how to create a customer-friendly menu.”

Jane Connor, Greene King’s group HR director, comments: “Reaching our 1,000th apprentice this year is an important milestone for Greene King and the hospitality industry. Apprentices reduce team turnover, increase employee engagement and grow talent organically across all levels and departments. Greene King wants to play its part in combating the industry shortage of chefs and since last summer, more than 75% of all recruited apprentices have been for ‘back of house’ roles, including Luke who is working in the kitchen at the Yorkshire Grey pub.”

“As students across the country receive their A Level and GCSE results, it is important for them to be aware of the alternative education and career paths that exist outside of traditional education. At Greene King we want to support young people get that all-important first step on the career ladder. Apprenticeships provide learners with valuable skills which will help them to build a career. We offer opportunities to those of all ages and we hope that over the coming years we are able to further grow and develop the scheme.”

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