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Sainsbury’s in the community - helping mums pick-up more than the weekly shop

Sainsbury’s in the community - helping mums pick-up more than the weekly shop

Sainsbury’s , in conjunction with Successful Mums, has recently held a Back-to-Work course for local mums. The course has been highly successful – one of the course attendees, Simone, is now working in this Sainsbury’s branch and more courses are planned for the future.

Successful Mums is a London based organisation that helps women return to work or start a business after having children. The Back-to-Work course covers a number of areas including CV writing, interview techniques and what makes a good employee as well as personal branding and confidence building.

“The staff at Sainsbury’s have been really welcoming and accommodating. They’re excited about what we do and keen to support local mums,” says the trainer from Successful Mums, Ruth.

Sainsbury’s in the community - helping mums pick-up more than the weekly shop“Being in a professional environment encourages the mums to dress and act professionally, as well as getting an insight into a retail outlet. Stuart came to talk to the last group about the vacancies, what employers look for in an employee and about flexible working which really gave the mums a boost.”

The photo left shows Simone, Successful Mum and Sainsbury employee, with Jane Knight.

Jane said “Simone is a prime example of a successful mum. She was keen and bright from day one; she participated in all of the sessions and worked really hard to find a job. Her work ethic is outstanding and she put in lots of overtime during the busy periods. I’m really proud of how well Simone has done and what she has achieved.”

This is a great example of Sainsbury’s being active in the local community and is positive news for local mums looking to get back to work.

If you are interested in running this course please contact jane@successfulmums.co.uk or call Jane on 020 8462 3060.



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