22 September 2017

More than 500 staff members of the Shoprite Group have been upskilled at the Group’s in-house bakery training centre over the past year as part of our company’s ongoing commitment to skills development.

Branch managers identify dedicated store staff with a passion for baking and a keen interest in further developing their skills in the field to participate in this rigorous training programme at training centres across South Africa.

The 6-week course by dedicated and enthusiastic trainers, not only teach people the skills to become bakers, but also provide opportunities for valued employees to be empowered and grow.

“Shoprite Checkers offers many opportunities. I feel they have complete confidence in me in promoting me to a baker from counter end and sending me on training to expand my knowledge.”

- Jadene Presence, Bakery Trainee

Facilitators also regularly visit branches across the country to make sure the bakers are continuously upskilled and keep abreast of the latest industry trends.

As one of the largest employers in Africa with close on 144 000 people in our workforce, we believe that developing peoples' skills drives not only our business, but also the economy. Our expanded staff training programmes are therefore aimed at giving our staff the edge they need to succeed.

Read more about our bakery training programme here.