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Employees of Checkers Graduate

Employees of Checkers Graduate in the first pilot Assistant Chef Programme through Africa’s leading Training School

The first intake of employees from the Checkers Group who have recently undergone training in a pilot project to upskill employees, have successfully graduated on Wednesday, 7 November 2018.

All 146 graduates work in Checkers’ fresh food department and completed the Assistant Chef training course – a bespoke programme that was designed by Africa’s leading education and training provider – Summit. The programme, an NQF level 2 qualification, was offered to employees of the Group as an ongoing investment in staff training.

Summit, Managing Director, Matt Lambert: “As an organisation, we are proud to be partnering with Checkers and Shoprite to grow individuals that lead to the growth of the company. We see Checkers and Shoprite to be industry leaders and in particular their fresh foods department. We are proud to be associated with their thought leadership in this sector and congratulate the graduates on their fantastic achievement whilst looking forward to many more trainees coming through the programme.”

The Summit developed a programme that not only matches the specific needs of the Group’s staff, but also aligned it with business goals. The course took place over four months in monthly 3-day block sessions, which are further supported by ongoing workplace assessment and mentorship.

Due to the success of this programme it was also rolled out to other stores in four provinces across the country, and included staff from both Checkers and Shoprite.

The successful candidates celebrated their achievement with a graduation hosted by Summit at their Pretoria campus.