Greene King was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. It currently employs 44,000 people across its main trading businesses; Pub Company, Pub Partners and Brewing & Brands. It operates 3,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland, of which c. 1,800 are retail pubs, restaurants and hotels, and c. 1,200 are tenanted, leased and franchised pubs. Its leading retail brands include Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer, Flaming Grill and the Greene King Local Pubs estate. Greene King also brews quality ale brands from its Bury St. Edmunds and Dunbar breweries, and is the UK’s leading cask ale brewer and premium ale brewer with brands such as Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale and Belhaven Best. Greene King are offering an award-winning Apprenticeship programme which has supported over 10,000 apprentices through the business since 2011. During the course of the Apprenticeship programme, you’ll gain professional qualifications from Entry (Level 2) through to Management (Level 4). Plus, you’ll enjoy the benefits of working for one of the leading pub companies in the UK with the biggest apprenticeship programme in the hospitality sector. The Apprenticeship scheme provides opportunities for new team members to achieve an Apprenticeship through 12-month training programmes designed to perfectly match roles in the licensed hospitality sector. You will be paid the National Minimum Wage for your age.
An Apprenticeship at Greene King is a work-based programme which runs alongside your employment. It's a fantastic way to get hands-on experience while securing a nationally recognised Qualification. As a Greene King Apprentice you will:
Secure a nationally recognised qualification - Learn while you earn - Grow your skills and experience of the hospitality sector - Government-funded training -
Delivering exceptional service, outstanding value and unbeatable experiences for customers - Passionate for our business - Bringing out the best in others -
Macmillan Cancer Support In May 2012, we began our first national charity partnership, pledging to raise £1m over three years for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thanks to the fantastic hard work, dedication and creativity of our team members together with the wonderful generosity of our guests, we’ve already raised £2m! We’ve renewed our partnership with Macmillan for a further three years!
Focus 12 We support Focus 12, a charity based near our headquarters and brewery in Bury St. Edmunds. Focus 12 provides treatment for those with drug and alcohol dependencies and offers guidance and counselling for family members.
Prostate Cancer UK All of our Spirit Pubs got behind Prostate Cancer UK during the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and collectively raised more than £70,000!