SPAR Switzerland offers about 100 school graduates training in retail, administration, logistics and transport every year. In addition, professionals can continue their education at SPAR after having completed the qualification procedure with a federal EBA professional certificate or EFZ certificate of proficiency.
The SPAR Switzerland Training Academy enables trainees to choose from about 200 courses every year. These courses cover a broad spectrum and, in addition to technical topics, also promote leadership skills to prepare employees for the next career steps. This also enables young professionals to independently run a SPAR Supermarket.
For new trainees, their apprenticeship at SPAR begins with the traditional induction days. During this period, they receive all the important information they need to start their training at SPAR successfully.
Source: SPAR Switzerland
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SPAR Switzerland was founded in 1989. In 2000, the family-owned business transformed into a holding company with three operating companies. The business grew, combining corporate and independently owned stores, spanning forecourt retailing to large supermarkets.
In early 2016, SPAR Switzerland announced the sale of 60% of its shares to SPAR Group Ltd, South Africa. The remaining 40% was purchased in March 2021 by SPAR Group Ltd.