The ACS has launched a training scheme for store supervisors and managers.

The initiative forms part of its Lifelong Learning programme, created in partnership with training provider Belmont House UK. It will be available to ACS members for a fee. The package will include subjects such as people management and team work.

ACS spokesman James Lowman said: “People from independents and smaller multiples, which do not have the facility to run off-site training, will be able to come together to learn generic topics. But we’re also hoping the multiples will send store managers.”