At Guinness we’re committed to providing a variety of opportunities and roles, so that we can continue to build and develop a skilled and diverse workforce.

 

“Our entry level programmes have proved hugely successful, with over 50 apprentices, interns and trainees recruited into Guinness every year, providing work, training and employability skills.”  

Chris Ward
Group HR Director

Apprenticeships

Skills, experience and a nationally recognised qualification

Our apprenticeships are a great way to start your career. Combining learning with on-the-job training, you’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification and the skills and experience that you need to develop a rewarding career. Apprenticeships are open to anyone living in England who is over the age of 16 and not in full-time education. We offer three levels of apprenticeship: intermediate (one year), higher (18 months) and advanced (two years) with the full training costs covered.

Joining us as an apprentice, you’ll have regular one-to-one meetings with your line manager and we’ll give you full support. The range of national qualifications you can complete are dependent on your level, but include A-levels, GCSEs, foundation degrees and also specific technical certificates, such as AAT accountancy qualifications and BTEC national certifications.

On top of being paid a monthly wage, you’ll receive great employee benefits, including 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays and discounts on gyms and leisure centres. You’ll also have some exclusive apprentice benefits available too, including the apprentice Oyster Card, online coaching and mentoring service and an apprentice extra discount card.

Contract length

12-14 month fixed term contracts

Hours of work

35 hours of work per week

Pay

£3.72-£6.31 p/h (depending on age)

Benefits

25 days’ paid holiday (plus bank holidays)

Support

Full training costs covered

We listen

We are committed to listening and acting upon employee feedback, ensuring that we all have the opportunity to create a Great Place to Work; each year we run employee surveys to ensure everyone has the chance to tell us what we do well and where we could improve. And our staff forum gives all our people a voice in the business decisions that may affect them.

Internship

Supporting you in the beginning and building your career

At The Guinness Partnership we want to support you in beginning and building your career too. Our paid internships are a great way to do this as you’ll gain valuable experience, earn a living wage and enjoy the benefits of being a full-time employee.

Internships are open to graduates and postgraduates and typically last for a fixed term of between 3 and 12 months (this can vary depending on the department you’re working in).

As an intern at Guinness you’ll have the chance to hone the knowledge, skills and experience that you need to progress in your chosen field of work. You’ll also have all the support you need to progress into full-time employment, education or further training. On top of this, you’ll receive all the benefits of a full-time employee at The Guinness Partnership. These include 25 days’ holiday plus eight bank holidays and discounts on gym and leisure centres.

Contract length

12-14 month fixed term contracs

Hours of work

35 hours of work per week

Pay

Paid at the living wage – £7.65 p/h (£8.80 p/h in London)

Benefits

All the benefits of a permanent employee

Support

Support as you progress into full time employment

We listen

We are committed to listening and acting upon employee feedback, ensuring that we all have the opportunity to create a Great Place to Work; each year we run employee surveys to ensure everyone has the chance to tell us what we do well and where we could improve. And our staff forum gives all our people a voice in the business decisions that may affect them.

Trainees

Gain skills for life and build a rewarding career

From support workers to accountants and electricians, we hire a diverse range of professionals here at The Guinness Partnership – and we’re passionate about training our people. We offer a variety of trainee roles that provide individuals with on-the-job experience, a relevant professional qualification, and a platform for career progression.

As a trainee, you’ll work and learn alongside experienced employees in a specific career field. We’ll provide you with an individual learning and development plan, and the encouragement and support you need to progress on your career path. On top of your salary you’ll enjoy a range of great benefits and be treated as part of the team from the word go.

We have a number of trainee opportunities across the organisation. Trainee positions tend to be full time, typically last 2–3 years and you’re likely to need a minimum of 5 GCSEs (including English and Maths) to apply. So, if you’re looking to gain skills for life and build a rewarding career, The Guinness Partnership is a great choice.

Contract length

2-3 year training programme

Hours of work

35 hours of work per week

Pay

Paid on a sliding scale of the target role, increasing every year

Benefits

We recruit trainees from all backgrounds, ages and across a wide range of roles

Support

We’ll support you in your college studies

We listen

We are committed to listening and acting upon employee feedback, ensuring that we all have the opportunity to create a Great Place to Work; each year we run employee surveys to ensure everyone has the chance to tell us what we do well and where we could improve. And our staff forum gives all our people a voice in the business decisions that may affect them.