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We’ve teamed up with Apprenticeships.gov.uk to celebrate the work apprentices do up and down the country and are inviting all apprentices to share their story.

At Asda our apprenticeship scheme is open to colleagues over the age of 16. It’s a great way to develop new skills in a range of different areas – and gain a qualification at the same time.

Since the programme began in June 2011 more than 4300 people have taken part in the apprenticeship scheme, achieving a nationally recognised qualificiation at level 2 or 3 – including Hannah Pritchard from Bridgend Superstore who was the first Asda apprentice to complete a full apprenticeship in Wales. Read Hannah’s story here.

The programme is available to existing colleagues aged from 16 upwards in Service, George, Ambient, Fresh, Bakery, General Merchandise, Distribution, Home Shopping and Admin roles.

You can find out more about apprenticeships across the UK and how people are getting involved with the Apprenticeships Map on Pinterest. Read the stories of other apprentices across the country and share your story too! You can find out more at apprenticeships.gov.uk.

How do I get involved?

To apply for our Apprenticeship Programme speak to the people team or your store manager and fill out an ‘Expression of Interest and Eligibility form’.

Put yourself on the map! If you’d like to appear on the “Apprenticeships Map” take a picture of yourself showing where you work then email it together with your full name, age, apprentice level, role and company and why you love working at Asda to ApprenticeshipsEngine@theenginegroup.com.

Posted in Green Room News on 21 September 2014
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The kittens

These four little kittens, born under a storage container in the car park of Asda Living Lincoln, “would not have survived” without the help of colleagues at the store. Happily all the kittens have new homes to go to after being rescued by colleagues at the Tritton Road store – including George, the only boy cat, who was named after our clothing range!

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Posted in News & Blogs on 16 September 2014
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Time to Test

The health of our colleagues is a top priority – which is why Asda has signed up to the ‘Time to Test’ Campaign to help raise awareness of the importance of attending regular health screening appointments.

As part of this we have updated our Additional Leave policy to remind all colleagues that if you’re not able make appointments outside of working hours, we are committed to offering the flexibility of paid leave and helping to find a way for you to attend health screenings during the working day.

Although ‘Time to Test’ focuses on cervical health for women, we want to send the message out loud and clear to every colleague that all health screenings are a priority and vital to attend.

During the Tickled Pink campaign we encourage our colleagues to consider the importance of breast screenings and taking the time to make and attend an appointment.

Posted in Green Room News on 15 September 2014
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Thanks to all colleagues for their continued hard work and commitment in helping us raise money for Tickled Pink over the years!

Tickled Pink

We’ve had loads of great colleague fundraising stories – from skydiving, abseiling, zip wiring and swimming across the Solent, to sponsored silences and our big Tickled Pink bike ride! Asda House colleagues have also been raising money for Tickled Pink with their Big Brunch meeting.

Community Life Champions are getting behind this year’s campaign in store with Tickled Pink “At the Seaside” fundraising – including Guess the name of the dolphin, Treasure Hunt, Candy Grabber and Guess the number of fish in the jar and other fun games to get customers into the spirit! And don’t forget to look out for collection buckets in store too.

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Posted in Green Room News on 15 September 2014
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Do you know your magdalenes from your marble cupcakes? Your chocolate ganache from your whipping mousse? To celebrate National Cupcake Week we’ve got loads of great baking products and deals in store and online – including fab new cupcake kits and decorations as well as loads of home baking goodies to inspire you.

National Cupcake Week

With the popularity of The Great British Bake Off, lots of people are feeling inspired to get back in the kitchen and bake, and we want you to get involved! Try out our new products and let us know what you think here on the Green Room. Look out for in store sampling during this week too!

Posted in Green Room News on 15 September 2014