Lifetime Training: Isabelle Pearson

Isabelle Pearson, 26, progressed from part-time bar team member to house manager in three years. She has completed four apprenticeships and has recently started a level 5 operations departmental manager apprenticeship through Lifetime Training

Through the Greene King apprenticeship scheme, Isabelle has quickly progressed her career at the pub retailer and brewer. Isabelle Pearson joined Greene King aged 18, part-time, working behind the bar.

Within a week she knew she wanted to run a pub. Just three years later, Isabelle is the house manager at the Ship in Bedford. She said: “I thought it would be a stop gap job, but very quickly realised that I wanted to run my own pub. I felt that taking an apprenticeship would help me achieve that goal.”

“I was pretty proud of the achievement! My apprenticeship has given me more confidence and I have learnt valuable skills to do my job. It has changed my life.”

“I believe that the team is the most important aspect and the people are the key reason for the growth of the business. I actively support my staff members and offer as much encouragement and experience as I can.”

Isabelle’s hard work has paid off and her career at Greene King continues to flourish, with a recent promotion to business development manager.

At Greene King, we’re a pub, we’re a brewery, we’re a hotel, we’re a marketing office, we’re a logistics firm, and we’re in cities, towns and villages across Britain. And that’s just scratching at the surface. We’re an extremely diverse business and with that comes an amazing array of opportunities at your fingertips. It’s one of the things that makes us so unique and such a fun place to work.

Our programme can open doors in front of house and kitchen roles, all the way up to supervisory and management levels. We offer apprenticeships that cover a range of hospitality services—from food and beverage service and professional cookery, right through to leadership and management.

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