Local apprentice meets with MP at event in Parliament
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13 Feb 2020
Wirral apprentice working at the Arrowe Park pub has met Wirral West MP
Margaret Greenwood in Parliament at a Hospitality Apprenticeship Showcase
Sharkey-Solomon-Denson is currently undertaking an apprenticeship with Greene
King – the UK's largest pub retailer and brewer – which runs the Arrowe Park as
a Hungry Horse pub.
the event in Parliament, around 200 apprentices from employers across the
country showcased their skills along with representatives from education
and training providers and trade associations.
hospitality industry currently supports around 3.2 million jobs and is
responsible for creating around one in six of all new employment positions in
There are a range of apprenticeships available at Greene
King which the company says ‘can open doors in Front of House and Kitchen
roles, all the way up to supervisory and management levels’.
Greenwood MP said:
was a real pleasure to meet with Kieron and his parents at the Hospitality
Apprenticeship Showcase in Parliament and to hear
about the benefits of an apprenticeship.
“It was great to hear how much Kieron enjoys doing his
apprenticeship with Greene King at the Arrowe Park pub and to see how
enthusiastic he is about his future in the hospitality industry.
“I eat at the Arrowe Park pub from time to time and so
may well have enjoyed a meal or two that Kieron has prepared. It was nice to be
able to thank him for his work.
should be very proud of his achievements so far and I wish him all the best for
offer people the opportunity to learn and develop skills away from a school
environment. I would encourage young people to look at them as a structured
route to skilled employment.”
really enjoy working at the Arrowe Park.
apprenticeships last between 12 and 14 months for the first level which is what
I’ve just completed. We receive a welcome pack and a full plan of action for
the duration of the course to ensure we can keep ourselves on target.
have our trainer from Lifetime Training come out to see us every other month
with phone calls to check in with us in between sessions and to help us with
any tasks we may have been set. When we start, we are assigned a ‘Buddy’ who
has worked with the company for at least two years, so we always have someone
to ask for help from on-site too.
King always ensures apprentices are comfortable and happy in whatever their job
roll is as every person is important to them.
actual apprenticeship helps us to improve and adapt to the job and is suitable
for anyone to do as they will always work with you, listen to you and help you
in any way they can.”
who would like more information about apprenticeships can telephone 0800 015
0400 between 8am and 10pm seven days a week or email firstname.lastname@example.org.