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Admin 18th Oct, 2017 0 Comments Training

Profound and Tesco Goole Embrace Diversity to Deliver International Results

What do 22 workers at Tesco Goole from 11 different nationalities all have in common?

They all achieved Functional Skills qualifications in English as a part of a Learning and Development programme delivered with partner training provider Profound Services.

Tesco Goole have seen the benefit of Functional Skills development in the past and wanted to build on that success with Profound Services, a nationally recognised training provider based in Peterlee, Durham.

The learners started their 15-week programme with Profound Services on 8th June 2017 covering 45 guided learning hours across five different levels from ‘entry level 1’ to ‘level 2’.  Learners came to work out of hours to study while Tesco Goole supported their commitment by giving back 1 hour of pay per session.

The achievement was made even more remarkable by the fact that the learners covered three separate shifts across early mornings, afternoons and nights, meaning that some training sessions were delivered at midnight. Profound Services Training Advisor Joanne Errington said: “Coordinating sessions across the three shifts was certainly a challenge, but the learners were all committed to the programme, and Tesco Goole really got behind us and gave some amazing support.”

Tesco Goole’s staff taking on the course comprised of 11 different nationalities including English, Egyptian, Romanian,  Latvian, Lithuanian, Czech, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Polish and Russian. Martyn Warwick, USDAW representative for Tesco Goole, had high praise for Profound Services, commenting: “Joanne and the team at Profound have been nothing short of amazing. We gave them a massively diverse group of staff, and they really went the extra mile to make sure they got the results.”

Martyn went on to say, “Tesco Goole are committed to developing staff confidence and efficiency through education, which can only be a good thing for both staff and the business. We are very proud to support such an important programme.”

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the commitment from the staff from Tesco Goole who all committed to the programme and are now reaping the benefits. Lucia Timis, originally from Romania said, “We are all so proud of what we have achieved and want to say a huge thank you to Tesco Goole and especially Joanne at Profound Services who believed in all of us and made the sessions so interesting.”

If you would like to find out more about completing an English qualification, get in touch with Profound Services on 0191 587 4570 or email

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