Safeway has opened a training school dedicated to improving staff development and customer service.
The supermarket giant has prioritised training as a key factor in its bid to compete with rival chains.
The store has invested more than £100,000 in training schemes which allow staff to become NVQ accredited butchers, bakers, fishmongers and greengrocers.
Safeway developed the meat courses in conjunction with the Meat Training Council; the Sea Fish Authority endorses the fishmonger courses.
Senior staff can also take part in externally accredited department manager programmes.