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Tesco train 23 long term Lincoln unemployed people for new Wragby Road jobs

By SMorris_LE  |  Posted: April 25, 2014

Tesco train 23 long term Lincoln unemployed people for new Wragby Road jobs

The current Tesco store on Wragby Road. The supermarket chain is building a new store next door

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Twenty-three people have graduated from an intense two week course at Lincoln College and will take up jobs at the new Tesco store on Wragby Road.

The supermarket chain is creating 80 new posts when it moves stores and more than a quarter of those have been reserved for local people who have been unemployed for more than six months.

The new recruits were recommended by Jobcentre Plus based on their attitudes rather than formal qualifications.

And after completing the course, which focused on retail and food hygiene qualifications, they will take on a host of roles at the new store when it opens on May 15.

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David Waldron, Lincoln store manager, said: “Unemployment is a real problem in Lincoln and in these tough times it’s great that we are able to create jobs for our local community and help get people back into work.

"Many of the new colleagues joining us through the scheme have been unemployed for some time, and it is really inspiring to see how much gaining a job with us means to them and their families.

"I can’t wait to start working with them to serve customers at our exciting new store.”

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  • jobhunt  |  April 26 2014, 12:51AM

    Great scheme but what about the other approximate 72 people who were put forward? Many of these were promised phone calls about the vacancies and never received a single acknowledgment from Tesco or the jobcentre, are they to be given priority for future vacancies? Congratulations to the 23.

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  • minty  |  April 25 2014, 6:10PM

    Well done Tesco and the Jobcentre it's good to see charity beginning at home.

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