Top honour for leading employer in Bury St Edmunds

Greene King wins Employer of the Year award at Apprenticeships4England 2016.

Greene King wins Employer of the Year award at Apprenticeships4England 2016.

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Bury St Edmunds pub group Greene King has been named employer of the year at a national awards

Greene King, based in Westgate Street, has won the Employer of the Year Award at the third annual Apprenticeships4England Awards 2016.

We are proud of our tradition of investing in our people.

Rooney Anand, chief executive

The awards recognise and reward organisations for their commitment to developing their workforce through apprenticeships and supporting their employees during training.

The award was presented to the company, which employs 42,000 people nationally, during a ceremony held at the Emirates Stadium in London.

Rooney Anand, chief executive for Greene King, said: “We are proud of our tradition of investing in our people, their skills and development, and we are grateful to Apprenticeships4England for recognising that commitment.

“Not only do our apprenticeships allow young people to earn while securing useful qualifications, they also play a crucial role in developing a skilled industry workforce.

“We’re so pleased to have offered more than 7,000 apprenticeships so far and are excited to welcome even more apprentices through our doors throughout 2016.”

Since its launch in 2011, the Greene King apprenticeship scheme has helped support more than 7,400 apprentices to achieve a qualification whilst working across the group’s pub, bar, restaurant and hotel outlets.

The scheme offers qualifications covering a range of job roles including front of house, kitchen and management which are tailored to each of the Greene King retail brands.

Greene King’s apprenticeship programme provides a blend of workplace learning and industry masterclasses across all brands covering all job roles.

Interested in joining Greene King as an apprentice? Click on http://stage.discoveryapprenticeships.co.uk/vacancies.aspx

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