Superdrug and Savers promise 25,000 new UK jobs for young people

Superdrug and Savers-owner A.S Watson Group has pledged to create 25,000 new UK jobs for 16-23 year olds by 2030.

The company, which is the largest health and beauty retailer in the world, is planning to offer 200,000 job opportunities for young people globally.

It said it would also invest five million global training and coaching hours to upskill the younger generation for a future in O+O (Offline plus Online) by 2030 from training sessions to on-the-job coaching.

“We understand healthy business is only possible with a healthy society and believe that decisive action is needed to build a society that nurtures talent, embraces diversity, and improves livelihoods,” said Amy Davies, people director, Superdrug and Savers. “Our pledge will create a better, stronger business; ready for the huge societal changes we are experiencing today.”

A.S. Watson's European group people director Joanne Mackie said that young people are an important source of talent and by developing their skills it can make the business stronger.

"We are not only offering job opportunities, we’re also providing training and coaching to give young people the skills they need to work in the new world of O+O retail," continued Mackie. "We plan to provide 5 million training hours for our global workforce to embrace the future. We look forward to 200,000 talented young people joining us between now and 2030 to help fuel the sustainable growth engine for A.S. Watson.”

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