Pub apprentice spreads cheer in Parliament

Pub worker Andrew Milnes met his local MP Gordon Marsden at an Apprenticeship Showcase at the House of Commons.

Saturday, 11th March 2017, 10:30 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:49 am
Andrew Milnes and Gordon Marsden

MPS mingled with employees from the pub, bar, brewing and casual dining sector during Apprenticeship Week.

The event attracted more than 100 apprentices, including Andrew who works at the resort’s Manchester pub, who mixed with MP’s and Ministers showcasing skills including pouring the perfect pint.

Attendees were welcomed by Community and Pubs Minister Andrew Percy MP, who congratulated the employers who were embracing the apprentice scheme.

He said: “Well done to you for taking on apprenticeships in this vibrant industry.

“This industry offers a range of brilliant jobs which contribute to the UK economy.

“It’s a good industry to get into and to make a career in.”

Ian Payne, Chairman of Stonegate Pub Company that owns the Manchester, said: “In 2016, one in eight of all the new jobs in the UK were created in this industry.”