Greene King, the UK’s leading pub company and brewer, and youth charity The Prince’s Trust are looking for unemployed young people aged 16-30 in Manchester to sign up for the Get Into Hospitality training programme running from 12th to 29th October which combines classroom learning and on-the-job coaching.

Since the start of its partnership with The Prince’s Trust in 2016, Greene King has helped 250 young people into work as it looks to challenge the barriers of social mobility and create opportunities for people from all backgrounds.

For young people in the Manchester area looking for employment, the Get Into Hospitality programme, is a two-week course where candidates learn about many aspects of hospitality, including customer service, alcohol licensing laws and food preparation. As well as being taught in the classroom, students will gain valuable skills during placements in Greene King pubs.

Subject to successfully completing the programme, Greene King aims to offer jobs to as many course participants as possible.

Graham Briggs, head of apprenticeship and employability programmes at Greene King, said: “We’re really excited to return to Manchester with our Get Into Hospitality programme which we deliver with the brilliant support from The Prince’s Trust. Working in pubs can be really rewarding and we hope joining the programme will be a first step on the hospitality career ladder for young people in the local area. Following the completion of the programme, we hope to offer candidates the opportunity for permanent work and welcome them to the Greene King family.”

Emily Larkin, head of corporate partnerships at The Prince’s Trust said: “The Prince’s Trust is delighted to be working in partnership with Greene King. Young people are facing one of the toughest employment environments in a generation. Now more than ever, we need to support young people to develop employability skills and secure access to meaningful job opportunities in careers that can change their lives. Our partnership aims to provide insight into the wide range of roles the hospitality sector has to offer, supporting young people to be work ready and secure job opportunities in the sector and beyond. We look forward to working alongside Greene King to help those who need our support the most.”

The first step of the programme is for the Prince’s Trust and their partners, including Job Centre Plus, to identify prospective young people who have expressed an interest in working in hospitality. Those young people are then invited to attend one of the programmes running in the area.

 Interested young people should visit the Prince’s Trust website to learn more about opportunities.


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