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Tesco opens training academy in South Korea

Tesco has invested more than £30 million in a new training academy in South Korea.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Tesco opens training academy in South Korea

Tesco has invested more than £30 million in a new training academy in South Korea.

The academy will train 24,000 Tesco staff each year from throughout Asia and will cover management training as well as practical skills such as filleting fish and meat handling.  The campus, which is based near to Seoul, also includes a Tesco museum to help staff fully appreciate the supermarket’s heritage.

Lee Seung-han, Tesco’s chief executive in Korea, said the site had been selected for its highly auspicious feng shui. Commenting at the opening ceremony he said:  “It is an ideal location with mountains at the back and water in front, in the shape of a golden hen sitting on eggs. This symbolises ‘making a fortune’, which means a great business.”

Philip Clarke, Tesco CEO said: “We have plans to expand across Asia in the years to come. We need to develop our local talent.”

South Korea is Tesco’s biggest market outside the UK where its stores are operated under the Homeplus brand.

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