Developing our Talent
Greene King recognises the wider benefits of developing internal talent and career paths that support increased employee retention, employee engagement and provide long-term career opportunities.
As a leader in hospitality, employing over 22,000 people across the UK, it is important to us that we attract, train and retain the very best people. Greene King signed up to the government’s apprenticeship scheme in February 2011, leading with Level 2 NVQ qualifications that are available to all employees as part of a wider employee development framework. The aim is to support genuine career opportunities andlearning from entry-level part-time members of staff to area management, and culminating in degree level learning with Birmingham City University.
To date, over 3,000 Greene King employees from across our business have joined the apprenticeship programme, with 1,587 completing their training. Our apprenticeships programme is providing job opportunities in local communities, and, where Greene King is acquiring, refurbishing or building new businesses, new jobs are also being created, as we work closely with Job Centre Plus to provide opportunities through pre-employment training for the long-term unemployed and youth unemployment.
With an eye on the future of our business and attracting the best talent, we have in place a graduate training scheme. Each year we aim to attract managers of the future from universities across the UK. This investment in attracting and training the best personnel is a key strand of our business growth strategy and will see successful candidates running their own venues within the estate by the third year of the programme.
We provide dedicated training programmes and development courses to ensure constant growth both for individuals and the company as a whole.
Our induction programme ensures all pub staff are trained on entry in compliance, licensing, conflict management, food safety and health and safety (including fire safety). All of our managers are trained to food safety standard Level Two.