Scott joins our Management Development Academy programme in partnership with Poundland
System Group are delighted to announce the launch of Poundland’s Management Development Academy at their Harlow distribution centre. Please hear first hand from Scott Harris, Senior Shift Operations Manager who is onboarding to a Level 5 Operations Departmental Manager apprenticeship development programme with System Group and who is a huge advocate of the System Group and Poundland learning and development partnership.
Name: Scott Harris
Course: Level 5 Operations Departmental Manager
"After attending our onboarding session for the new Apprenticeship Programme for our Management team this morning I have to say what a great opportunity this is going to be for both myself personally and our entire management teams.
As someone that started in logistics as an agency picker with no intention of staying long term (24 years ago 😊) I can say with my hand on heart how initiatives like this change lives and not just improve our managerial skills.
I have attended courses like this throughout my logistics career and have sat there thinking why am I here? Why are they putting us through this? How is this going to help me get stock to stores?
Well, I can tell you the courses and skills I have learnt over the years through initiatives just like our new venture have not only enabled me to improve my own skills and behaviours but has seen me progress from an agency picker through different roles and companies to my position today of Senior Shift Manager supporting our team in Harlow build and deliver our part of project Ice. Bringing chilled and frozen products to our Poundland stores and expanding the high street offering to our customers and taking the business to another level.
I am both proud and excited to be part of this new development venture."