Following Rachael's three-week placement, she was quickly offered a job by Greene King before moving onto the company's apprenticeship scheme.

"It was fantastic to be offered a front of house role with Greene King. I settled into that role quickly and it didn’t take long before I was recommended to apply for the Greene King Apprenticeship programme. I’ve not only achieved a Level 2 F&B services, an industry recognised qualification, but I’m working my way up the ranks and exploring further development opportunities available to me." 

Greene King, the country’s leading pub retailer and brewer, has been working with The Prince's Trust to run hospitality courses since 2016 and has also supported 10,000 of its own team members through its award-winning Apprenticeship Programme, which launched in 2011.

Offering roles for leadership and management, brewing, chefs, bar and front of house staff, it helps team members like Rachael achieve industry-leading qualifications and build a long-term career in hospitality. 

Rachael, just one of the 160 young people to have benefited from The Trust's Get into Hospitality courses in partnership with Greene King so far, adds:

For those wondering what a career in the hospitality industry would be like, I encourage them to take the leap. It’s definitely worth it!

Rooney Anand, chief executive at Greene King, says:

We recognise it’s more important than ever that we continue to bring young people into the hospitality industry and show that it can provide a stable, exciting and rewarding career. Our apprenticeship programme and partnership with The Prince’s Trust are leading the way and we look forward to welcoming others to develop their skills and build a career with us.