Sir Terry Leahy has launched a stinging attack on the UK education system – claiming it leaves school-leavers unprepared for jobs at Tesco.

Speaking at last night’s IGD Conference, Leahy – who sits on the National Council for Educational Excellence – said Tesco was “particularly concerned” about the standard of many UK schools.

He called on the government to “simplify the structure of our education system”.

“As the largest private employer in the country, we depend on high standards in our schools, as today’s school children are tomorrow’s team<” he said. “Sadly, despite all the money that has been spent, standards are still woefully low in too many schools. Employers like us are often left to pick up the pieces.”

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