Our first Regeneration Partnership Express store

8 Nov 2013

We've opened the doors to our first Regeneration Partnership Express store on Mill Lane in West Derby.

We've opened the doors to our first Regeneration Partnership Express store on Mill Lane in West Derby.
 
We worked with Jobcentre Plus to find six of our new colleagues – they had all been unemployed for over six months and were keen to get back into work. Our newest colleagues completed eight weeks of pre-employment training at the City of Liverpool College, covering everything from customer service to teamwork, building their skills and confidence so they felt ready to return work.

Here's what two of our new colleagues had to say:

Jennifer Hartley - “I applied for all sorts of jobs with other companies but nobody wanted to hire older people who had been out of work. People think you’ve nothing left to give, but Tesco saw how much I still had in me.”
 
Stephen Bird – “We came together on our training course as complete strangers, but after eight weeks we have become a team and also good friends. We’ve proved to ourselves and each other we can tackle anything with a bit of perseverance, positivity and determination, and we can’t wait to get started in our new jobs”