Grocery standard develops staff for senior positions

A new training scheme in the grocery trade has been set up to help groom
future senior managers.

The Institute of Grocery Distribution has introduced the Foundation
Certificate in Management for junior managers and staff who are new to the

Sainsbury’s has already sent 46 employees on the course, which covers a wide
range of roles including manager trading, customer service and stock control.

Jackie Watson, talent director at Sainsbury’s, explained, "It is
important that future senior managers are exposed to the key issues in the
wider trading environment, enabling them to think outside their day-to-day

The course, accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University, comprises
workshops, assignments and a project, with the best candidates qualifying for a
cash prize and a trophy.

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