Thousands of retail workers are set to benefit from
formally-recognised sales training under a new employee investment
initiative being rolled out by Esso.
Under the newly-announced scheme, more than 4,000 shop-floor staff
working at the company's service stations across the UK are to be
given the opportunity to gain an EDI Diploma Level 2 in
Combining on-the-job sales training with more formal assessment,
the course is designed to enhance an individual's overall knowledge
of the retail sector, with Esso confident that its programme will
ultimately save the company money in the long-run as
customer-facing workers progress to more senior roles over the
Announcing the launch of the initiative, Nick Berthiaux, manager of
Esso's retail arm ROC, explained: "This is a great opportunity to
recognise the contribution our sales advisors make to our
"By investing in their personal development and helping them
succeed in building a career with Esso everyone is a winner."
Esso currently employs around 5,000 people through its UK service
stations, while its parent company, ExxonMobil, also boasts 7,600
direct employees, alongside 1,600 contractors.
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