Greene King has been recognised in the prestigious 2017 Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list, which is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service. The list was announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards, which took place on 18 January 2018.

Sponsored by Centrica, the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list features organisations that display the highest standards of excellence in employing apprentices. After a tough selection process, the most exceptional apprenticeship employers from all the National Apprenticeship Awards employer categories went forward to feature in the list, which showcases the breadth of employers who now offer apprenticeships.

Rooney Anand, Greene King’s chief executive, said: We take our responsibility to develop our team members’ careers very seriously and have been investing in our apprenticeship programme for many years now. It is great to be recognised for this by the National Apprenticeship Service and we’re very pleased to once again be named a Top 100 apprenticeship employer. Our apprenticeship programme goes from strength to strength as we continue to offer development opportunities for young people in hospitality."

Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service commented on Greene King being named a Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer: The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list 2017 demonstrates clearly the impact apprentices can have on an organisation. Apprentice employers are creating opportunities for individuals to gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed, up to degree level, while working and earning.

“These Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers are making a difference to the lives of their apprentices by investing in their future. In return, apprentices are helping employers to develop a skilled, qualified workforce to build a stronger economy.

“I hope the success of these Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers will mean more businesses across England aspire to follow their example and to find out for themselves how apprenticeships help to grow a skilled and highly qualified workforce."