A programme delivered by Greene King in partnership with The Prince’s Trust has helped to support over 300 young people across the UK by kick-starting their careers through training, work experience and employment.
The Get into Hospitality programme, which has been delivered 21 times since its launch in 2016, is designed to address the skills and experience gaps that prevent young people from getting into work. The scheme helps 16- to 30-year-olds receive work experience with an end goal of each participant having the required skills to help them gain a job.
The partnership with The Prince’s Trust has now been extended into a fourth year, with a target to increase the number of people being offered a permanent role from 61% to 75% after successful completion of the Get Into Hospitality programme.
Since the start of the scheme, 73.8% 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 apprenticeships scheme.
“Stepping out into the world, to get your first taste of a career, can be very daunting especially for those who’ve not had the best start in their journeys,” says Nick Mackenzie, Greene King’s chief executive officer. “We’re very proud of each and every of the 300 young people who have made that courageous step to find their way into our industry and, indeed, into our Greene King family.
“We greatly value the role our partnership with the Prince’s Trust plays within our business and that’s why we have extended our programme for a fourth year. We have hundreds of pubs up and down the country that have benefited from working with these young people and, more importantly, we hope those 300 young people feel they have benefited from our support too.”