Greene King has announced a new partnership with Landmarks Specialist College to provide 16-24 year olds with learning difficulties and disabilities the opportunity to develop employment and life skills as they enter the hospitality industry.
The first programme, which began in South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, will give nine learners work experience in the pubs.
Landmarks Specialist College will also support the interns with a job coach until the individual can work independently.
Graham Briggs, head of apprenticeships and employability programmes at Greene King, said: “Improving social mobility and creating the best opportunities in hospitality for young people from all backgrounds is really important to us.
“Our partnership with Landmarks Specialist College will help provide valuable work experience to young people with learning difficulties, with a view to securing permanent employment with us.”
Larry Brocklesby, principal and CEO at Landmarks Specialist College, added: “The opportunities this partnership will afford our young Interns, who have an aspiration to work in the hospitality and catering sector, is truly exciting.
“We are confident our partnership will go from strength to strength each year, with many employment outcomes being achieved.”