Asda (through Babcock)

Asda (through Babcock)

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Like being part of a family!

Hannah Veevers, 22, started her retail career as a service colleague at Asda’s Cambridge store.

Two years ago Hannah signed up to the Asda Apprenticeship Programme and shortly after completing her Level 2 apprenticeship, she was promoted to section leader.

Hannah says: “I was far more confident after I had completed the course and it was that confidence that led me to push for promotion.”

Motivated by her newly gained knowledge and skills, Hannah decided to forge ahead and progress to the Level 3 advanced apprenticeship and, with hard work and determination, she flew through the course with excellent scores.

“The Level 3 qualification opened my eyes to aspects of management – such as delegation, allocation of work and communication – which I didn’t really understand before,” she adds.

Hannah has recently been promoted to a manager’s role within Asda, which is all down to what she has achieved in such a short period of time.

“I really enjoy working for Asda,” she says. “It’s like being part of a family! The great thing about Asda is, that although there is a hierarchy in stores, there’s no segregation between colleagues and managers. Everybody works together as one team and there is an open and honest culture throughout Asda so that we can all support each other as best as we can”.

Asda has been included in the Times Top 50 ‘Employers for Women’ on a number of occasions and, through the apprenticeship training partnership with Babcock International Group, is supporting the development of colleagues and enhancing their career development.

If you want to follow in the footsteps of Hannah, Asda are upgrading their apprenticeship programme and will be offering vacancies from Spring 2017. Babcock International Group has apprentice vacancies with other retailers all year round.

If you are interested in joining in Hannah’s retail career success complete the online form now at www.babcockinternational.com/jobsearch.

www.babcockinternational.com/training