Company seeks to take on ten apprentices

Ilkley Gazette: Neil Pickles Neil Pickles

A family-owned pub company is recruiting more apprentices at its outlets across the area.

Pickles Pubs is seeking to take on about ten trainee chefs and bar managers.

Managing director, Neil Pickles, said: “We pride ourselves on developing our own employees and have worked closely with Craven College over the past two years on the apprenticeship scheme.

“Our first wave of apprentices are now either in their second year, or ready to move on through the ranks.

“As our business grows, we need to recruit more.

“We are committed to investing significant time and effort into the development of apprentices with the intention to offer them a full-time role at the end of their course.”

The company – which operates the Old White Bear at Cross Hills, the Bay Horse in Cowling and Harden’s Malt Shovel, plus the Glen at Gilstead, the Acorn, Eldwick, and the Red Lion, Burley-in-Wharfedale – has so far nurtured five apprentices in roles covering bar work, cooking and business administration.

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