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Proud apprentices graduate
Article date: 19 Feb 2013

Wetherspoon apprenticeship graduates are pictured, proudly displaying their certificates, at a ceremony held at The Bridge House, in Belfast.

Each apprentice achieved a level 2 or level 3 apprenticeship, in either food and drinks service or kitchen service, over the past nine to 12 months with the company.

With almost 30,000 employees, J D Wetherspoon offers a suite of apprenticeship qualifications to all existing and new employees.

Each apprenticeship programme is completed on the job and lasts for 12 months – this is offered completely free.

The apprentices were joined at the ceremony by Alistair Broome, Wetherspoon’s general manager for the Northeast of England and Northern Ireland, as well as by other area managers and the training manager for Northern Ireland, Susan Groundwater.

J D Wetherspoon’s qualifications manager, Yolande Edwards, said: “J D Wetherspoon is fully committed to offering new and existing employees the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications in the form of apprenticeships at all levels, giving employees the chance to learn while they earn.”

With the company set to open more new pubs over the coming years, there will be many more opportunities, company-wide, for apprentices.

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