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Sector Training Overview- Retail

Cost-free retail recruitment support 

If you are currently recruiting for retail roles, you could benefit from our cost-free recruitment and industry training service.

The retail sector has faced many challenges in the past few years. Recently retailers have been faced with staff shortages.

The sector competes for talent with the tourism and hospitality sectors, especially now as they recover from the pandemic.  

How can we help you with recruiting for retail jobs? 

When you partner with us, the candidates we put forward for your vacancies will have received in-depth employment support and sector-specific training.  

Training includes:

The topics we cover give candidates an overview of the retail sector, exploring all the industries and functions within the sector. A key part of industry-specific training is preparing our candidates with the skills and regulations required to work in the sector.  

To ensure our candidates are as prepared as possible, we also cover: 

  • Communication skills, in particular the importance of active listening to ensure a positive working relationship. 
  • Transferable skills for candidates who are looking to upskill and become work-ready for a new sector. 
  • Equality and diversity training, including the Equality Act 2010 and the guiding principles within it. 
  • Health and safety requirements in the retail sector, including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. 
  • Employability skills with a focus on what employers in the retail sector are looking for when recruiting, as well as CV preparation. 

Currently recruiting for retail roles?

Contact us today and our recruitment experts will start matching industry trained, vetted candidates to your vacancies.

Why partner with us?

Cost free

Through our tailored programmes, we have supported more than 300,000  people into work

Pool of active candidates

We provide access to a pool of job-ready, vetted candidates as part of our 100% cost free, account managed recruitment service

Time saving

We have delivered high-performing and innovative employment and skills programmes across England, Scotland, and Wales for more than 25 years

Labour market insight

Our expert Labour Insights Team provide monthly reports, keeping you up to date with the most recent labour market trends

Optional extras

We offer unrivalled expertise in designing and delivering programmes tailored to support people with mental health, physical needs and learning disabilities

Trusted partner

We currently work with more than 500 UK employers including Tesco, Zizzi and Wincanton, working together to change lives through employment

We are proud to partner with more than 500 businesses across the UK, including Tesco, helping to change the lives of people in their communities through employment. If you want to work with us or find out more, contact us to speak to one of our recruitment specialists today. 

For more information on our retail industry training, download the sector PDF. 

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