Kirklees College launches retail apprenticeship

RETAILERS will find out about a new apprenticeship for the industry – and get a few pointers to future success at an event in Huddersfield.

RETAILERS will find out about a new apprenticeship for the industry – and get a few pointers to future success at an event in Huddersfield.

Internationally renowned business guru Nicky Pattinson will be the key speaker when Kirklees College stages its Retailer in Kirklees event at 4pm on Monday, March 5, at the Galpharm Stadium.

The initiative aims to help local retailers develop better customer service and increase their profits. The event will also see the launch of the college’s new apprenticeship in retail.

All retailers of any size from across the region are invited to attend the free skills and business advisory event at the stadium.

Kirklees College has worked extensively with local business to create its retail apprenticeships and work-based training programmes for retail managers and their customer service personnel.

Nikki Davis, head of business and professional studies at the college, said: “We have been working alongside local businesses to gain an understanding of retailer issues and we’ve identified a number of key areas that we can help with at the Retailer in Kirklees event.

“This is an advisory evening giving local business people the opportunity to ask specialists about a number of important issues.

“It’s also an ideal opportunity for the college to launch its new apprenticeship programme and let local retailers know all about the benefits of a retail-specific apprenticeship.”

A specialist panel of experts will offer practical advice in areas including the importance of customer service to increase sales;Šhuman resource strategies; recruiting and retaining quality staff; training and developing; planning for sustainability and growth; and use of social media.

Phone 01484 427000 or go to www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk

 
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