The Training & Development of our People

SPAR is committed to the development of its employees, and our partners around the world have launched academies offering specialised training programmes. In striving to fulfil our role as a responsible retailer, we aim to not only develop and grow people within SPAR, but also contribute to the communities in which we operate.

SPAR Academies

Many of our partners have launched SPAR training academies, which provide young professionals with new skills and opportunities for self-development. While apprentices of our SPAR Academies are trained to become specialists in retail and supply chain operations, they are also given the chance to gain additional knowledge about other aspects of the business.


Thanks to these training programmes, our young professionals are equipped with the skills that allow them to provide customers with a better shopping experience through an enhanced understanding and knowledge of our services and products.

Community Programmes

Our partners further offer community training programmes for unemployed job seekers – empowering them with the right skills to successfully enter the retail industry. An example of this is SPAR South Africa’s programme, Jump Start, which provides unemployed youth with valuable life skills and hands-on work experience specific to SPAR’s retail environment.