Carrefour is placing its ‘high-potential graduates’ earmarked for future management positions in IT start-up companies for a number of months in an initiative it believes will help the company grow in the future.
This initiative is part of the company’s ‘Graduate Manager’ and ‘Graduate Digital’ learning programmes.
Thirteen graduates will spend three months each working in 13 separate French firms. Their roles in these companies will support the businesses’ ‘marketing strategies, their business development strategies and their organisational structures,’ Carrefour says.
Isabelle Calvez, head of human resources for Carrefour France, said, "The corporate world is constantly changing; as the leading private employer in France, we are committed to being at the forefront of innovation at all levels. By providing our young graduates with immersive traineeships working with start-up companies, they get real opportunities to better understand this digital ecosystem which nowadays is a key aspect of Carrefour's operation."
© 2016 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Peter Donnelly. To subscribe to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine, click here.