Sainsbury’s and Asda have laid out plans to attract more young people to a career in the grocery sector.

Sainsbury’s is to launch what it claims is the country’s first supermarket bakery college.

The facility, in Wellingborough, is being created with Whitworth’s and will speed up bakery training from 12 to six months.

Asda, meanwhile, is to offer 15,000 youngsters a week’s worth of “real” work experience.

The scheme, targeting boys and girls aged 14 to 16, will give out roles in areas such as stock control, delivery and customer services.

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