A study of 1,000 parents commissioned by Greene King has revealed that 19% of parents feel that university is not the right choice for their children, with cost pressures listed as the main cause for concern.
University has always been a traditional route for school leavers but with increasing costs and around 73% of parents feeling as though they are not able to support their children financially, could apprenticeships be a more preferred route?
Greene King’s award-winning apprenticeship scheme has been running since 2011 and has supported over 16,500 apprentices at various levels.
The pub company is continuing its 2022 commitment to take on 5,000 new apprentices by 2025 by offering bar, restaurant, and kitchen apprenticeship schemes to current school leavers. The current entry-level roles on offer include a range of Front of House and Back of House positions up and down the country.
By undertaking an apprenticeship at Greene King, you will be able to gain hands-on experience working in a dynamic hospitality environment, as well as being able to work towards an apprenticeship qualification, progressing in your hospitality career.
Andrew Bush, Chief People and Transformation Officer, at Greene King said: “Our apprenticeship programme allows young people to immerse themselves in the hospitality industry and forge a long-lasting, rewarding and exciting career.
“The programme is designed to fit around your chosen role and provide the support you need to reach your true potential. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the industry and looking for some hands-on experience, or if you’re looking to enhance your career with a senior qualification – we’ve got something for you.
“Not only can you earn from the get-go (meaning no restrictive student debt), every day is different in this fast-paced and fun industry.”
A benefit of apprenticeships is to ‘earn as you learn’, and according to the latest research carried out by Greene King, 60% of parents believe this is the most appealing aspect of an apprenticeship.
British parents are also in favour of practical working experience over degree qualifications, with 84% believing a practical working environment such as a pub builds character.
Inclusion is at the heart of everything Greene King does, and its apprenticeships give young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to earn as they learn about different facets of the hospitality industry.
So, if your child is not considering university after leaving school, why not talk to them about an apprenticeship in hospitality?
To search for Greene King apprenticeship vacancies near you, visit: https://jobs.greeneking.co.uk/apprenticeships