Spirit Pub Company has reached a milestone, by hiring its 100th employee through the Sector Based Work Academy Scheme.
The pub company works in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions on its Sector Based Work Academies. The scheme sees Spirit employees mentor and support unemployed people, giving them an insight into the world of world.
To commemorate the significant number of employees recruited via the scheme, a celebratory event was held at Ye Olde Cock Tavern in Fleet Street, Central London last week. Dominic Knight, the 100th recruit through the scheme attended alongside other recent successful programme participants.
Alistair Todd, resourcing manager at Spirit Pub Company, said: “Dominic began his course in December and successfully completed his placement by demonstrating genuine commitment and passion for his career throughout. His hard work paid off and he was offered a permanent position at Taylor Walker’s Marlborough Head in Mayfair.”
Jane Beaver, head of the National Employer Service Team at the Department for Work and Pensions attended the celebratory event and commented: “Today I have seen first-hand how the initiative, which is championed by all at Spirit, is leading to fantastic employment opportunities and genuinely changing peoples’ lives.”