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Waitrose
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STRATEGIC PARTNER
Our strategic partners financially support us to expand our work - either through developing new programmes or extending into new areas. We couldn’t grow without them and thank them for all their support.
TRIP-HOSTING EMPLOYER
Retail & Logistics
Our employer partners periodically host visits to their workplaces by groups of students, who get a chance to meet employees and ask questions. Volunteers and students then get to work on a challenge that gives a flavour of what the organisation does.
MEMBER ORGANISATION
PARTNER ORGANISATION
Waitrose is a chain of supermarkets, which forms the food retail division of Britain's largest employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership. Waitrose has 322 branches across the UK and was founded in 1904 by Wallace Waite, Arthur Rose and David Taylor. Waitrose began as a small grocery store, Waite, Rose & Taylor, in Acton, West London.
working with us since
2015
How they use the Skills Builder Framework
Explicit and consistent use of language from Framework
Connecting with partners around common skills
Audit of existing programme content
Assessment of programme impact
Reflection with learners on programme experience
Training for delivery team
Additional offer to schools (e.g. Hub resources)
Increase specificity and focus within programme (e.g. refer to specific steps, rather than whole skill)
Measuring learner baseline to differentiate programme/intervention
Sharing best practice with other skills-building organisations
Development or co-creation of new content