White’s IGA win

Local supermarket tops state training award

Leading local supermarket retailer White’s IGA has taken out the coveted Large Employer of the Year at the 62nd Queensland Training Awards.
Celebrating 30 years in supermarket operations, White’s IGA owners Michael and Roz White have built up their business to employ over 500 staff, and currently operate six multi-award winning IGA stores across the region.
Roz said the award was fantastic recognition for the business which prioritises extensive staff training along with the development of a training platform which currently supports more than 1,400 IGA stores.
“I know it’s a cliché but we really do treat our staff like family. We care for them as people and we want them to embrace our culture. We also understand the importance of providing comprehensive training to ensure they know how to safely fulfill their role within the business while also providing extensive opportunities to further their career with us.”
“This is an absolute honour for Michael and I, and it reinforces our commitment to engage in different areas within our community, including working with local schools and training groups to attract team members and support apprenticeships, advocating for local producers through our Locavore program as well as our incredible customers to create a vibrant and diverse community,” Roz said.
Member for Nicklin Robert Skelton said being a regional winner is an amazing achievement but taking home a state title is an incredible feat.
“It is great to see White’s IGA win an award for their exceptional dedication to training and supporting their employees and community and I hope this will inspire more locals and employers to pursue their own goals through vocational education and training,” the Member for Nicklin said. This latest award follows years of industry recognition and accolades for the White’s which includes the IGA National Store of the Year in 2021 and in July this year White’s IGA won two IGA national awards of excellence. White’s IGA is now eligible for the national award at the Australian Training Awards in Hobart on Friday November 17 this year.