A people Business

At the heart of the community

Greene King is committed to employing and training local people from each community in which we work. Where we acquire, refurbish or build new businesses, we work closely with Job Centre Plus to provide opportunities through pre-employment training for the long-term unemployed.

We are signed up to the government’s apprenticeship scheme offering Level 2 NVQ qualifications to all employees. The aim is to support genuine career opportunities and learning from entry-level part-time members of staff to area management, culminating in degree level learning with Birmingham City University.

Awards and Recognition

  • Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer at the National Apprenticeships Awards in 2016
  • Finalist at the Apprenticeships 4 England Awards (Macro Employer Category) in 2015
  • Isabelle Pearson, winner of the Intermediate Apprenticeship of the year at the East Midlands National Apprenticeship Awards in 2014
  • Employer of the Year runner up at the National Apprenticeship Awards in 2013 

So far, more than 4,400 of our apprentices have achieved a qualification. In 2015, we achieved a 12 month commitment to recruit over 2,000 additional apprentices, giving young people a recognised qualification and the opportunity to build a sustainable career in the hospitality business.

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 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.