Greene King and Prince’s Trust partnership

Greene King, in partnership with The Prince’s Trust, has now recorded helping over 300 young people across the UK kick-start their careers, with the help of training, work experience and employment.

Since its launch in 2016, the Get into Hospitality programme has been delivered 21 times aiding 16-30-year-olds with work experience, with an end goal of each participant having the required skills to help them gain a job.

Since the start of the scheme, 73.8 per cent of those who completed the programmes were offered a position at their local pub. The young people then have the opportunity to develop a career with Greene King, by enrolling onto its award-winning apprenticeships scheme.

During the programme, young people spend three weeks learning about many aspects of hospitality, including guest service, alcohol licensing laws and food preparation. As well as being taught in the classroom, the students gain valuable skills during their placements in Greene King pubs across the country.

In 2018, The Prince’s Trust announced that Greene King would be its first partner to deliver its shorter in a programme, called Ready to Work. The two-day programme invites young people who are ready for employment but unable to get a job to gain valuable work experience.

The announcement comes six months after Greene King launched The Stepping Up Report; a document which challenges the barriers of social mobility by providing a commitment to creating the best opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds in the hospitality sector.

Nick Stace, chief executive at The Prince’s Trust, said: “Working in partnership is vital to supporting more young people in the UK develop the skills and confidences to live, learn, and earn. We are delighted that our partnership with Greene King has supported over 300 young people and that Greene King is committed to welcoming even more young people into the business through our programmes.”

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