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Our people
Wellbeing & workplace

We can only create value by ensuring our colleagues are engage, healthy and working in a good quality environment with access to appropriate training and development.

Our culture is built on support, respect and tolerance. This helps us to attract and retain people, encourages lower levels of absenteeism, builds higher engagement levels, and ensures better organisational and financial performance.

Our aims: By 2019
Increase the number of
training hours by 25%
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Investing a minimum of
£200,000 in training
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Our people
Wellbeing & workplace: What we’re doing

We’re investing in our
people by recruiting the
best and training them
to be even better.

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Wellbeing initiatives

We understand that wellbeing is a complex blend of the physical, psychological, social and relationship aspects of our employees’ working lives, so a series of initiatives are in place and available to our employees. These include:

  • Reward schemes including flexible benefits, charity work, staff discounts and health plans
  • Enhanced bereavement and sick leave
  • Flexible working including home working
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
Safety

We are pleased to hold OHSAS18001 accreditation, but we also recognise that managers and employees are vital to our health and safety. We believe strongly that everyone has a legal duty to co-operate in safety related matters and we make compliance with our safety procedures a condition of employment for everyone.

Training

We’re investing in our people by recruiting the best and training them to be even better. Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Percipio: Our new e-learning training and development platform holds a vast number of online courses, books and video's on an array of professional development topics
  • Ongoing appraisals and personal development plans
  • Lunch and learn sessions
  • Management training
  • 300 operational team members trained in 20 different skills using a site skills matrix
  • Shop floor to top floor programme, with 95% of our warehouse leaders starting on the shop floor.
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