More teachers in England are to be trained ‘on-the-job’ rather than in universities, under plans set out by the Education Secretary Michael Gove.

Under this proposed school-based training, trainees are given a mentor to help them learn as they teach. They are also sent on short courses. Such schemes have proved popular with people opting to switch to teaching mid-career, not least because trainees are paid a salary. (BBC, 14th June 2012)

With over 170,000 colleagues across the UK, ASDA, one of the UK’s leading supermarket chains, recognises the importance of ensuring all its people have the right training and development not only to carry out their jobs effectively, but also to reach their potential.

Using a combination of on-the-job and off-the-job training, ASDA enables its colleagues to acquire the appropriate behaviours and technical skills to progress to manager level.  This focus on training enhances the business’s day-to-day performance as well as providing the company with its future senior managers.

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