Marston’s have officially launched a work placement scheme called ‘Take 5’ in partnership with Changing Education.

The brand-new Marston’s scheme focuses on reaching students in Year 10 and will provide a minimum of one week in house experience. The scheme enables students to experience all aspects of a pub business and understand the different roles and opportunities available.

With different activities for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, each student will be able to work through a range of challenges, during their placement, which will provide a different insight into pub operations. From motivating teams, customer feedback, food and drink and stock management, each activity is specific to each element of pub management.

The scheme will be available all year round at participating pubs and forms part of Marston’s wider responsibility to provide valuable experience and learning to the people within the local community.

Liam Powell, Head of Human Resources at Marston’s said: “It’s great to finally launch our work placement scheme here at Marston’s. The programme enables us to support and encourage school leavers to peruse a valuable career in hospitality, whilst also providing different learning opportunities within local communities.”

Dean Maxfield, Head of Employer Engagement at Changing Education said: “As an organisation that engages with over 58,000 companies countrywide, we are incredibly proud to add Marston’s to that number in a partnership to deliver a truly unique programme of work experience. This programme aims to open the eyes of students to the opportunities available to them within the hospitality industry and does so in a way unlike any we have seen before.”