Craig completed the Leadership & Management Level 3 and Level 5.
Craig’s continued drive for personal and professional development meant he passed both the Leadership & Management apprenticeships with a distinction (which is the highest possible result), and in the process got promoted to a C10 grade.
“Understanding my strengths and opportunities enabled me to create a robust IDP (Individual Development Plan). After doing the level 3 I got the bug to continuously develop myself both as a person and as a leader within our business.
As a result, I enrolled for the Level 5 Leadership and management programme. The support given by our partner company Corndel was second to none, the level of knowledge and desire to see each member succeed was inspirational.
It’s fair to say whilst I have grown in all aspects of my role as a leader, it is worth noting that anyone thinking of becoming a candidate needs to go in to the course with their eyes open. Whilst Asda will support with time in your working week, some work will need to be done in your own time thus enabling you to get the most from the course.
It would be my pleasure to support and mentor any future candidates through the programme as I feel the knowledge and growth gained from the course is second to none.”
Nicola Durkin, Craig’s coach, said:
“Working with Craig on the programme was inspiring and extremely meaningful. Throughout the duration of the course, Craig’s passion, determination and enthusiasm consistently shone through, and I saw Craig develop his existing skillset as well as adding to it, as he challenged himself throughout each of the units.
Craig thrived on sharing his skills, supporting some of his peers also on the same programme, as well as members of his team undertaking the Level 3 Programme, and Craig led by example when prioritising and balancing his professional development activities alongside a challenging year for supply with the pandemic.
A particular focus for Craig was his continued development of his Emotional Intelligence – Craig’s self-awareness deepened over the programme, and Craig linked key learnings and experiences in order to fully focus on his leadership approach and supportive culture within his team and the wider department.”