Sainsbury’s is to provide more National Vocational Qualification training for its staff and backed a national day to highlight the courses.

“NVQs reward our colleagues for delivering great operational standards and service every day,” said Steven Davis, head of colleague engagement and retail training at Sainsbury’s. 

Vocational Qualification Day, which takes place next Wednesday, is organised by educational foundation Edge and aims to emphasise the variety of courses and the benefits to employers.

Sector skills council, Skillsmart Retail is calling for all retailers to back the day and give their staff more access to NVQs.