Starting out in retail

Through quality training and work experience at some of the best retailers in the country, we develop people for retail. Have a look at the resources we have available and contact us for more information on the range of pre-employment programmes we run to help you find your next job in retail.

  • Get more customers

    How to get more customers into your retail store

    Filmed in Leeds city centre, this video from ’The PopUp Business School’ talks about five new ways to get more customers into your store to generate more revenue.

  • Set up an online store

    The opportunities of online retail and ecommerce

    Watch this interview with Harley Finkelstein, the Chief Platform Officer at Shopify, talking about the online retail revolution and the opportunities to reach new customers.  

  • Retail start up

    The story of a retail start-up

    Katie McCarthy draws from her experience to provide five tips you should keep in mind when starting a retail business.

  • Job in retail

    How to get a job in retail

    Joanne Mackie, HR Director of Superdrug, shares some top interview preparation tips for people wanting to get a job in retail.

  • Starting out in retail

    The best job search websites

    Techboomers talks about the best places to look online when you’re trying to find a new job, change careers, or get started in the work, sharing tips to help you get hired.

Our previous participants have found success everywhere, from food retailers to fashion retailers, contact centres and distribution warehouses. As part of the programme we will support you with developing the vital skills required for the workplace. These newly developed skills will then be put into practice through a work placement with a leading retailer. You can search and apply for vacancies in the following sites:
Qube Learning | Knowledgepool

Create your personalised toolkit

Personalise your experience by telling us what interests you. Simply select from the list of subjects available.

Change your mind? You can easily update your preferences at any time. Don’t worry your information is kept safe and confidential at all times.

Create your personalised toolkit

Here are some of the subjects we cover:

  • Managing stress
  • Giving up smoking
  • Core skills to help you at work
  • CV and interview support
  • Redundancy
  • Apprenticeships

Want to talk to someone?

Call our confidential freephone helpline and speak to one of our helpline advisors.
Whether you find yourself...

  • Dealing with loss or bereavement
  • In fear of losing your job
  • Struggling to cope financially

...we are here to listen and provide you with the right level of support.

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Confidential freephone helpline

Freephone 0808 801 0808

International +44 845 766 0113*

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