A fundamental lack of training across the wholesale sector is being tackled with a new course. Research commissioned by the FWD found 73% of respondents feel there is inadequate training on offer. And this is one reason why the sector suffers from a high turnover of management and graduate staff ­ who move to sectors with more structured career paths. The FWD management programme, accredited by the Institute of Supervision and Management, will undergo its pilot in September this year with delegates tackling people, leadership and change management as well as commercial awareness in a series of four one-day courses at regional centres. The first 50 places on the course have been funded by Imperial Tobacco. Course developer Don Greenwood said it was essential that suppliers and wholesalers backed the scheme with hard cash. {{NEWS }}