DLR Fresh Programme

With consumers becoming increasingly demanding of our Fresh Departments, it is vital for SPAR to cater to consumers’ needs and offer the very best Fresh experience in our highly competitive markets.

WE CAN TRAIN STAFF TO BECOME EFFECTIVE PROFIT MAKERS!

To equip learners with the skills to effectively manage wastage and shrinkage, identify ways of improving profits, implement and understand legislative health and safety standards and maintain the SPAR Standards for a Fresh department. Minimum requirements for admission:

  • 22 years of age
  • Three years business experience and a National Senior Certificate (Matric) or NFQ 4 equivalent
  • Workplace mentor
  • Learner must meet the requirements of a preassessment to be accepted into the programme

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Current departmental supervisors and potential future supervisors.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT EARN WHILE YOU LEARN!

Distance learning means the learner learns on the job and attends 12 contact facilitation sessions over a year. Implementation of learning is immediate.

SUPPORT

Learners are guided through the programme by using a combination of Distance Learning and Instructional Learning to enhance the learning experience:

  • Comprehensive orientation of learners
  • Scheduled facilitated sessions headed by a subject matter expert
  • Scheduled touch down sessions
  • Comprehensive study guides
  • Structured workplace activities, activity questions, check lists etc.
  • An appointed mentor in the workplace
  • A network of subject matter experts within the DC and SPAR Academy
  • Registered Assessors to prepare learners for assessment

This support is complemented by a Mentorship Programme and dedicated Distance Learning Training Team.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants need to submit the following:

  • SPAR application form available from your Distribution Centre Training Department
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Certified copies of past qualification, short courses and workshops
  • Two certified copies of your Identity Document
  • Successful completion of pre-assessment to give you access to the programme

Contact the Distribution Centre’s Training Department nearest to you or Chantel Williamson (Programme Manager) chantel.williamson@spar.co.za.

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DELIVERY

At the Distribution Centre nearest to you, dependent on demand, with a group of up to 20 learners per Fresh Department. To show our commitment to you we can also deliver the programme anywhere in the country based on 20 learners per service department.

REAP THE BENEFITS

  • Maintain SPAR’s operational standard
  • Sustain high hygiene standards as prescribed by legislation
  • Reduce wastage and improve profitability of a fresh department
  • Implement and maintain high customer care standards

AN ACHIEVABLE PROGRAMME STRUCTURE TO HELP LEARNERS SUCCEED!

  • Phase One – 5 classroom days and 3 assessment days over six months
  • Phase Two – 3 classroom days and 3 assessment days over four months
  • 6 Skills Programmes
  • Skills Programmes accredited by the W&anp;RSETA
  • Learners will submit 3 Portfolios of Evidence per phase
  • Learners will receive a SPAR Academy certificate and 3 National Skills Awards per phase from the W&RSETA

ASSESSMENT

A range of assessment methods is used:

  • Workplace Assessments (Summative) – questions are developed to ensure that the student is able to demonstrate competence in the presence of a qualified and registered Assessor
  • Witness in the workplace will also be used to observe learners and will gather evidence for the Assessor to make a judgement of competence
  • Summative Knowledge Test – A closed book test written at the end of each skill programme
  • Assignments – researched information from the workplace structured and formulated into an assignment

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