Accelerator: Naivas Launches Management Trainee Program

Nairobi 12.07.2021, Leading retailer Naivas supermarket will officially launch their management trainee programme on Tuesday 13th July at Naivas Ciata Mall along Kiambu road.

After two years of piloting its management trainee programme, naivas is ready to launch it officially into the market with the hope of not only attracting top talent but transforming them into astute business leaders by the time they complete the course. This is especially so because we do not have any school of higher learning that offers retail as a major among their business courses.

The programme aptly named Accelerator is a nine month fast tracked initiative, to ensure that the business continuously has a supply of high caliber talent to take up various management positions across its various outlets. This has been a long time coming which has seen the heavy involvement of top management in the organization, existing branch managers as well as external consultants from various parts of the globe to ensure that it delivers best in class training.

“Every business has to always think ahead and plan for it is future and for this reason we are happy to bring to market our Management Trainee programme; ACCELERATOR: IN THE DETAIL OF RETAIL. This new development is very critical to the company as success in business requires continuous improvement which can only be achieved through continuous training and development of key talent,” said Chief commercial officer, Willy Kimani.

“He added that the changing environment in the retail sector from the consumer psyche, to supplier modus operandi as well as the workforce, has called upon a leadership approach that meets these demands throughout the business and most critically at the various stores which form the one place that customers interact with the brand.”

The programme will see the candidates undergo training in the following key aspects of the business; inventory management, store operations, leadership training, people management and commercial skills.

The first cohort which saw 11 candidates selected after rigorous assessments from 100 applicants, will kick off their training on 26th of July, 2021. The business shall be rolling out the same across various institutions of higher learning as a way of presenting supermarkets as a viable employment option that requires graduates as well.

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