Job’s a good’un for The Way

We loved having Baraa, Ricky and Nemer from The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone join us to learn all about the career opportunities available at Marston’s.

From a behind-the-scenes tour at Banks’s Brewery to pizza making at the Talent Academy, it was an inspiring day that led to a pretty special outcome..!

As a proud Founder Patron of The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone (a purpose-built facility that provides young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to), we were beyond excited to get involved with the Youth Zone’s latest Get A Job initiative.

The campaign’s all about giving The Way’s members a feel for the range of local jobs available and helping them take their first steps on the career ladder. And, with so many career paths to choose from, where’s better to explore first than Marston’s?

Led by Jo Bradford, Apprenticeship Programme Manager, the day kicked-off at Marston’s House (our recently refurbed support centre). Here, Baraa, Ricky and Nemer got a boardroom apprentice style experience, saw life in an agile office environment, met a range of specialist teams who support the business across HR, finance, IT, marketing, estates and customer services – to name just a few!

Then it was a short hop across to Banks’s Brewery, where the group had a behind-the-scenes tour and found out how to brew some of the nation’s best-loved pints. And not forgetting a few pit-stops en-route to take selfies with Banks’s witty ‘Tell it like it is’ graffiti artwork!

To end the day, everyone popped on their chef whites for pizza making at the Talent Academy, where they got to experience what it’s like in one of our pub kitchens, playing around with different sweet and savoury toppings. Before leaving, they were also given their own aprons, one of our branded glasses and a takeaway pizza to share with family and friends – all to remind them of their day at Marston’s.

Leonie Hudson, Employability and Enterprise Coordinator at The Way, said: “Thank you for putting on a fantastic day for us – clearly a lot of thought and time went into it! Days like today make a big difference to our young people.”

And we’ve had more great news from the day too! Baraa, who’d never considered a kitchen career before spending the day with us, was so inspired that she went on to do a four-day work placement at the Talent Academy. And, since then, we’re hugely proud that she’s been offered a role as Kitchen Assistant at The Oddfellows, one of our Rotisserie pubs.

HUGE congrats to Baraa and welcome to Marston’s! We really couldn’t have wished for a better result and we are already busy planning for the next ‘Get a Christmas Job’ programme!


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