BrewDog creates academy and apprenticeship programme for UK staff

The Skills Network

BrewDog has announced a partnership with The Skills Network to provide all UK-based employees with free access to nationally recognised online courses and qualifications.

More than 2,000 employees will have access to nearly 30 free level 1 and 2 online courses to help upskill or expand existing knowledge.

With experience of working with the likes of NHS and Thomson Reuters, The Skills Network has developed the ‘BrewDog Academy’ to host online courses for employees to access and gain national qualifications.

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The fully funded courses are also available for those on furlough who may wish to use their extra time to upskill.

As part of the partnership, the pub chain’s staff will have free access to nearly 30 nationally recognised Level 1 and 2 courses across of range of sectors and industries, with everything available to study, from an award in ‘Mental Health Awareness’ to a certificate in ‘Team Leader Supervisor’.

As part of this scheme, the brewing company has also launched an apprenticeship programme training 30 of its current employees in leadership skills.

Karen Bates, people director at BrewDog, said: “We are so proud of all staff at BrewDog for their hard work throughout the pandemic. As a way to say thank you, we wanted to launch the BrewDog Academy – our dedicated online learning platform providing all employees with online courses and national qualifications.

“By investing in our employees’ futures and supporting their career goals, we are allowing them to be the best they can be, resulting in a workforce who feels valued. With The Skills Network, our employees are not only benefitting from gaining national qualifications but also have access to the complete BrewDog Academy platform. They helped us identify our training needs and develop a framework that suits the business as a whole.”

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