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in partnership with Norbert Dentressangle

Norbert Dentressangle in partnership with ASOS sign the Barnsley Apprenticeship Pledge At Norbert Dentressangle we are committed to attracting and keeping the best talent. We know our people are our future. We want to recruit young, flexible, talented people, to shape to become our engaged, highly motivated colleagues of the future. As part of a national initiative, Norbert Dentressangle are looking to recruit 300 apprentices into their Logistics business in 2014, giving young people the chance to work towards a nationally recognised qualification and a real career. On Friday March 7th, Norbert Dentressangle moved a step closer by becoming the 100th employer to sign the Barnsley Apprenticeship pledge in partnership with ASOS. This shows our commitment to work towards employing 2.5% of our workforce in apprentice positions in 2014. As part of “National Apprenticeship Week”, Andy Hague, representing the business, took the opportunity to speak at Barnsley College, about our commitment to training and development, and the importance of providing opportunities for the talented young people of Barnsley. The speech culminated in Andy signing the Barnsley pledge that signifies the commencement of an exciting journey for both Norbert Dentressangle and the younger population of Barnsley.


We are taking part in the Barnsley Council’s workplace health assessment initiative. Looking after our colleagues’ health and helping them gain the benefits of good health pays, giving us the competitive edge in these difficult financial times. As a business we are working closely with BMDC/Public Health service to achieve this. BMDC has developed a framework which is designed to address the factors that make the greatest difference to an individual’s health and wellbeing in the workplace. This is simple and easy to use and covers eight sections with each member of our steering group dedicated to one part of the framework. We have applied to BMDC to be assessed on the framework and be awarded a certificate in bronze, silver or gold. As a business we feel we can achieve gold by the end of June 2014 and, more importantly, make a difference to our colleagues’ health and well-being. Todd Powers Development Team Leader

Powers on the attack

Good health is good for business

Uncle Mick’s bike ride challenge

Todd Powers, one of our ASOS/Norbert Dentressangle employees, has been working at the site for just over a year. Keen to progress within the business, he applied for a Development Team Leader role, and was successful. Todd has been working as a development team leader for around five months now, and enjoys every aspect of his role as it allows him to work in a fast-paced environment, helping and motivating others while maintaining a leadership role. When Todd is not travelling around the world, he is a devoted mixed martial arts practitioner. He has been practicing for around two years and originally got into the sport due to his love of boxing, which he also studied for three years.

Part time opportunities for all We are looking for individuals who want to work part time hours over the next three months, possibly going permanent. This is a great opportunity for working mums and dads with childcare responsibilities, students or anyone who just wants to work part time in the local area and wants to join the team. The shifts we have to offer are Tuesday - Saturday 5pm -

9pm or Tuesday - Friday 9am - 1pm. If you’re interested in applying for these roles please log on to our portal at www.norbert-dentressangle/careers We can be flexible on the morning shift if this clashes with the school run, so please contact us even if you can’t do the exact hours above. Interested? Get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like a job with the opportunity for progression, then check out our vacancies online at

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This bike ride challenge was set up by Leeds man Mick Mason, one of our ASOS/Norbert Dentressangle employees, in aid of Martin House Hospice, where his nephew Alex, pictured in the wheelchair, often visits. The Martin House fundraising team will cycle from Liverpool to Leeds in the bid to raise extra funds and awareness for Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Mick, pictured in the orange t-shirt, alongside other members of the fundraising team will set off from Liverpool for the 127mile journey on April 19th. Supporters are invited to come along and cheer them across the finish line at Granary Wharf on April 20th. To sponsor them visit

asos Park Spring Road Barnsley S72 7GX


ASOS News | 9th Issue  
ASOS News | 9th Issue