Job Vacancies in ASDA stores - Training
8 June 2012 Asda, along with Tesco, Sainsbury other food industry employers are to offer training to thousands of unemployed young people. The training scheme is called Feeding Britain’s Future, and comes a few months after the controversial Workfare scheme that was criticised as promoting “slave labour”. The new scheme focuses on training, to avoid accusations of stores getting people to work for nothing.
In the current recession almost any scheme is better than none, and this scheme looks promising. It will need to offer serious training to avoid attacks from the press, so it could provide a useful experience for the young unemployed.
We recommend approaching stores and asking them if they offer this scheme. If they don't, ask them if they might consider joining the scheme and give you some training. If you get on the scheme, as important as the training, you will be able to put some actual store experience on your CV, and have someone to give you a reference. This is very much the first step on the ladder, but all steps on a ladder are important.
Food industry to give jobs tips to young people The Telegraph Friday 08 June 2012