Asda launches degree course for supermarket staff

Asda announces degree course for supermarket staff. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Supermarket giant Asda is launching a three-year degree course in distribution or retail for 30 of its staff in partnership with Middlesex University.

The scheme involves 12 days of classroom workshops, work-based assessment as well as online studies, leading to a BA degree.

Asda's executive people director Hayley Tatum said: "By providing the opportunity to study for a degree, we hope that we can open more doors for our colleagues, developing their skills for the future.

"Through the programme, we hope to create a pool of home grown talent, the future leaders of Asda."