A SHIPLEY pub apprentice helped his employer Greene King set out its new commitments to improve social mobility at a special reception.

Hayden Broadbent, who works at The Noble Comb in Shipley, was at the launch of Greene King’s Stepping Up Report at the House of Commons last week.

The announcement included a new recruitment programme for ex-offenders and training for 20,000 apprentices.

Hayden is a case study in the report, highlighting how completing an apprenticeship with the leading pub company and brewer helped him take the first steps to a career in hospitality.

He said: “Often people wrongly see hospitality as a low-skilled industry but actually it requires a great deal of training and development and I feel I’ve really benefited from my apprenticeship.”

Shipley MP, Mr Davies welcomed Hayden to Parliament, and said: “It was great to meet Hayden and to hear about the difference that Greene King apprenticeship programme has made to his life. Local employers play a crucial role in supporting social mobility in Shipley.”