Greene King, the country’s leading pub retailer and brewer has been featured by the National Apprenticeship Service in its 2016 Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list. The list was announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards, which took place on 26 January 2016.
Sponsored by City & Guilds, the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprenticeships and work hard to ensure that they become successful inspirational role models to other apprentices.
Since 2011, Greene King has helped support over 7,400 apprentices. It offers bespoke qualifications that support a range of job roles including front of house, kitchen and management that are tailored to each of the Greene King retail brands.
In just four years, 4,400 Greene King apprentices have achieved a qualification and an additional 3,400 learners are currently working towards Level 2-4 qualifications.
Rooney Anand, Greene King’s Chief Executive, said: “We are very proud to be celebrated as one of the UK’s Top 100 apprenticeship employers by the National Apprenticeship Service. As a leader in the hospitality industry which employs more than 42,000 people, we feel that we have a responsibility to develop and invest in our employees. We’re pleased to have offered more than 7,400 apprenticeships so far and look forward to continuing that commitment.”
Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service, commented on Greene King being named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer: “The Top 100 apprenticeship employers have made a difference to the lives of young people by investing in their future whilst apprentices themselves help employers to develop and skilled, qualified workforce that builds a stronger economy. Apprentice employers are creating opportunities for young people to gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed, in some cases up to degree level, while working and earning.”
Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group, said: “High quality apprenticeship programmes can help individuals gain the skills they need for progress. And for employers, apprenticeships play a crucial role in developing a skilled workforce. These Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers have experienced these benefits first-hand; I hope others are motivated to follow in their footsteps.”