Committed to
Growing Our People

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People are at the core of what we do at Greencore. They are critical to us achieving our purpose and strategy, ensuring that we can grow, be relevant to our customers and differentiate ourselves through distinctive and repeatable ways of working.

Our Philosophy of Learning

We believe everyone has the potential to grow, develop and perform. Developing at Greencore is all about providing a balance and blended approach to learning, with 70-20-10 learning philosophy sitting at the heart of all our colleague development offers.

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    Focused on providing the tools to enable colleagues to try things out, learn by doing.

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    Focused on helping colleagues learn from each other, create connections and build relationships.

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    Focused on providing more formal knowledge to increase confidence.

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We are committed to helping new colleagues join and settle into Greencore

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We offer a broad range of educational routes to build skills and grow capability

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As great people need great leaders, we invest in development for our community of managers

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We’re committed to helping our people create networks, gain experience and exposure

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We invest in fast-track programmes to help build our future leaders

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We help our people identify, plan and get ready for their next role

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We provide coaching, support and guidance to all our colleagues to help them perform

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We are committed to helping new colleagues join and settle into Greencore

We have a comprehensive induction and on-boarding approach to set you up for success. You can expect a warm welcome from our teams, along with all the necessary compliance or role specific training your role needs, so you’re confident from your first day with us. Once you’ve accepted our offer, we will help start your journey with us, with our Welcome to Greencore booklet, packed with hints and tips to help you get ready to join us.

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We offer a broad range of educational routes to build skills and grow capability

We invest in skills development for our people through access to a wide range of Qualifications, each centred on nationally recognised apprenticeship standards, and delivered through our third party approved providers.

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As great people need great leaders, we invest in development for our community of managers

We are proud to have a multi award winning development approach for our managers and leaders. Our Line Manager Framework has received many accolades, with awards granted by CIPD, the IGD and having met the standards of the Princess Royal Training Awards. Our programme for our team leaders, the Line Coordinator Framework also met the high hallmark standards of the Princess Royal Training Award in 2023. Whatever your leadership role with us, we have the opportunity and support to help you be a great manager at Greencore.

 

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We’re committed to helping our people create networks, gain experience and exposure

We encourage development through creating networks, from early careers in our local communities with schools and colleges through to work experience, ambassador programmes, placements or internships. We promote and support internal career moves such as secondment opportunities, or taking on additional or temporary responsibility to help our people grow.

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We invest in fast-track programmes to help build our future leaders

We offer a selection of fast-track programmes designed to grow our future leaders, with blended work experience and educational pathways, each focused on a target end role. Our degree apprenticeship programmes help colleagues gain a degree, real work experience and the opportunity to progress to a management position. We also have a range of functional graduate programmes and placement opportunities across the organisation. We are proud to have been recognised as an outstanding apprentice employer by Nottingham Trent University in 2022.

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We help our people identify, plan and get ready for their next role

We believe everyone has potential. Our annual career planning cycle helps colleagues to think about their career and create a development plan, be that for their current or a future role. We are committed to supporting our colleagues to achieve career goals, from supporting colleagues through development centres, offering mentoring support and our extensive development offer we have all you need to Grow at Greencore.

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We provide coaching, support and guidance to all our colleagues to help them perform

We work together to identify goals and the behaviours needed to be successful at work, encouraging a culture of regular feedback and support. We help colleagues to explore their skills, strengths, and development needs so they are equipped to build and lead their development. We invest in regular one-to-one time to talk about and recognise performance, and are proud to have our own coaching and mentoring exchange, where colleagues support and develop one another.

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