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Retail Career Development








Retail as a Career Choice:

Working in retail is far more than standing behind a till talking to customers.

It offers a variety of opportunities for those with different skills; from salespersons to buyers, marketing to store management, merchandising, window dressing and non-customer facing opportunities. It is a changing landscape where you can find career potential, versatility, teamwork and job fulfilment. And it is also flexible, sociable and fun!

Read more HERE

Did You Know?

There are Courses locally specifically for you if you work in Retail?

Level 2 is fully-funded and the GRG can support employers with

the cost of sending people on the programmes!

Funding is also available for you!

For more info, email:

“The Retail Apprentice Scheme has so far exceeded our expectations in developing our employee.  As an employer, I have had the privilege of witnessing the transformative impact this scheme has had.  The Scheme has not only imparted essential skills and knowledge required for success in in our business but has also fostered a culture of continuous growth and learning.

What sets this scheme apart is the approach to training. Apprentices are not just confined to learning the technical aspects of retail; they are also encouraged to develop themselves including critical interpersonal and communication skills, making them well-rounded assets to any team. This approach equips them with the tools they need to excel not only in their current roles but also as future leaders in the industry.

In addition to the program's structured curriculum, the support and mentorship provided to the apprentice has been second to none.  I have no hesitation recommending this scheme to other retail businesses.”

Ben Swan, Regency Bedding

Digital Development:

As you may already know, there is a wide range of fully funded digital learning programmes available for us to access.  Some of these places are due to expire at the end of 2022.  Please find more information below:​


Digital Careers - see HERE


Digital Apprenticeships:


  • Digital Marketing Accelerator Level 3

  • Data Skills Accelerator Level 3

  • Data Partner Level 4

  • Data Scientist (MSc) Level 7 (Sep intake only)

  • Digital Business Partner Level 4

  • Targeting the Customer: Labs/Mini-Labs: 3rd, 18th & 19th October

  • Leading with Data Virtual Workshop: 29th & 30th November


You can make direct applications on the links above. ​


If you would like to find out more about what’s available for you or your organisation please do reach out to Carl Sargeson:


To raise the profile of Retail as a chosen career path to grow local pool of talent.

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