The new Tesco store opens in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, on November 1st 2010 and myself and my new colleagues from the counters section have been in training with Tesco since November 8th. This has led us from initial induction processes, till training, food safety /hygiene and learning about legal structures to do with being safe at work to working in an actual live store, and more.
All along the way we have begun to get used to our fellow members of the counters team and immediate management. This is from management downwards across what is known as the counters section. This means the fresh fish counter, the meat counter, the deli section and the hot chickens counter known in Tesco speak as ‘hot chicks’. And there was me thinking that we would be working with pretty young ladies collectively known as the ‘hot chicks’. Whereas in reality the counter is for the preparation of and selling of cooked chickens and associated hot comestibles.
|Andrea, Steven, Paul and Phil outside Tesco's Toton.|
The time in store went remarkably quickly and I particularly liked revisiting my old butcher’s skills in prepping the meat for the counter as well as serving the customers and looking after their needs. It was all very satisfying and it gave me hope for the role I will be taking when the new Beeston store opens. I think we all felt the same in our own sections.
|Mansfield Jubilee Way store|
This Tuesday coming we (all the counters staff) will be going to the Toton store to run the counters on our own (with management help) in preparation for the further technical training we will get between Thursday 28th and Sunday 31st October. Then on Monday 1st November the Beeston Store officially opens. All along the way we have had super training from Tesco and that with the background in food that a lot of the counter’s staff already have it should be a fun and interesting place to work.