Brewer and retailer Greene King has been recognised in the 2017 Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list, compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service. The list features organisations that display the highest standards of excellence in employing apprentices. Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand said: “We take our responsibility to develop our team members’ careers very seriously and have been investing in our apprenticeship programme for many years. It is great to be recognised for this by the National Apprenticeship Service and we’re very pleased to once again be named a Top 100 apprenticeship employer. Our apprenticeship programme goes from strength to strength as we continue to offer development opportunities for young people in hospitality.” In 2016, Greene King pledged to support 10,000 apprentices in the following three years. The company currently has more than 2,500 learners working towards Level 2 to 4 apprenticeships. Meanwhile, seven of the company’s business development managers have completed post-graduate diplomas in partnership with Birmingham City University. The one-year programme helps staff develop skills to improve results across the business and benefit tenanted and leased pubs.