Greene King has been named Macro Employer of the Year at the East of England Apprenticeship Awards.
The awards, now in their 14th year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise businesses that grow their own talent with apprenticeships. Since 2011, Greene King has supported over 9,500 apprentices and offers bespoke qualifications that support a range of job roles including front-of-house, kitchen and management.
Apprenticeships manager Graham Briggs, national qualifications manager Charlotte Hewson and talent director Ian Marchant (pictured) collected the award at the event.
“It is an honour to be recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service for our commitment to apprenticeships,” comments Rooney Anand, chief executive officer for Greene King. “As a leading pub company, we have a responsibility to help young people to get that all important first step on the career ladder or those not able to go into traditional further education, and apprenticeships are a great way of helping us to do this.
“Apprenticeships are something we are really passionate about and our scheme has proven a real success for us. We want to support our team members’ career paths and their progression within the company, and we are proud that our apprenticeship programme supports us to achieve these goals. We look forward to representing our region and the hospitality sector in the finals.”
Greene King will now progress to the next stage of the competition to compete for the prestigious title of National Employer of the Year. The awards will be announced in January 2018.