More than 200 youngsters learning skills on Tesco’s property apprentice scheme completed their first year of training this week.

The scheme was set up last year. Tesco partners with almost 50 construction businesses to provide skills over courses lasting up to four years. Training culminated with a two-day stint at the National Construction College in Norfolk.

“We can’t live and work in a community without putting something into it, particularly at a time when youth unemployment is at record levels,” said store development manager Michelle Collins.

“For Tesco our investment goes back into the business because we work with supplier teams that know us very well and the apprentice training helps them to provide an enhanced service to us.”

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