Case study

Our Excel programme

Our Excel programme has been created to support people leaving custody to obtain new skills and find employment in one of our pubs. We recruit to fixed criteria ensuring the safety of our teams and our guests and, since 2022, we have recruited ex-offenders all over England and Wales from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and helped them on their way to a career in the hospitality sector into a variety of roles from Sales & Service to Head Chef.

This year we were extremely proud to open ‘The Lock Inn’ which is our dedicated training facility inside HMP Liverpool. The Lock Inn has been converted to look and feel like a Marston’s kitchen and we run a 13-week Chef course up to 4 times a year to train a cohort of 10 men to chef Level 1 (CDP skillset) with a guaranteed job offer in a Marston’s pub for those who complete it.


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Chef course is run at our training facility

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being trained every year to chef Level 1