Tesco Career Academy in Thailand

9 Jun 2014

Helping undergraduates succeed in a tough job market

Career Academy event Helping undergraduates succeed in a tough job market

Tesco Lotus, our business in Thailand, recently held its first ever Tesco Career Academy. This was a two-day training event for local undergraduate students, designed to help them prepare for the start of their careers.

The 120 students chosen for the scheme took part in a range of sessions, including competency based job interviews, group activities, and presentations by Tesco colleagues about the different types of career that exist within a retail company, such as supply chain, commercial and finance.

The students also benefited from job-training guru Onnapha Krisadi, who helped them hone their professional presentation skills and provided advice on achieving a good work–life balance.

The Career Academy was launched in recognition of the need to give students a professional edge in an increasingly competitive labour market and is part of Tesco’s long-term ambition to create opportunities for millions of young people.

Skills Workshop to improve students' interpersonal skills 

Speaking after the event Charkrit Direkwattanachai, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Tesco Lotus, said: "We were very pleased when the students told us they had learned valuable lessons to prepare them for the job market, especially as this type of opportunity isn’t available elsewhere".

We hope that the Tesco Career Academy will be a useful first step for many young people and we look forward to welcoming more students over the coming months and years.