Woodies Staff Awards Ceremony

On Monday 13th November 2017, Woodies staff from all over Ireland came together at the Westbury Hotel on Grafton Street for a special awards ceremony. 176 staff members were awarded Level 5 certificates in Retail Ireland Skillnet Retail Customer Service, achieved through work-based-training in their own stores. Damien Richards, CEO of Woodies was in attendance
Today is yet another proud day for Retail Ireland Skillnet – Graduation!! 55 of our students will graduate later today from the Letterkenny Institute of Technology with their Degree in Retail Management! 43 will achieve their Level 7 Degree whilst a further 12 will be awarded their Honours Degree (Level 8). We would like to
Our sixth annual Retail Study Tour was recently held on 27th and& 28th of September where London’s top retailers opened up their doors to deliver an inspiring and insightful experience for our attendees. The focus this year was on ‘Digital Innovation in Retail’, with an aim to shed light on how the most modern retails in
September at Retail Ireland Skillnet can only mean one thing = Retail Degree time! This year we welcomed 55 new students on board our Degree in Retail Management Practice.  All students have been equipped with the tools and information required to get started and have now entered the world of work-based learning and education! This
We are now accepting applications for our hugely popular Degree in Retail Management Practice Places on this course fill up fast every year so now is your chance to secure your place on our ‘Debt Free Degree‘! Why choose this Degree? Allows you to work full-time while you study 50% funding is available to all – annual fees

Valentine’s Day in Ireland

What do Irish people really think of Valentine’s Day? And how does the average Irish person splash out on their significant other? The article below, published today by businessworld.ie has some interesting insights!… In a recent survey conducted by iReach Insights, 1,000 adults were asked about Valentine’s day and their view on Valentine’s day and plans for the
Pat Breen – Minister of State for Employment and Small Business AND Joe McHugh – Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development paid Retail Ireland Skillnet a visit yesterdy at our office at the CoLab at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Network Manager Sean Carlin introduced the ministers to how we assist the Irish retail
Imagine being able to walk into a store, pick up what you want and just walk straight out the door again – no queues, no checkouts, no hassle! Well imagine no more, are Amazon are set to make this store concept a reality very soon. Using what they claim to be “the world’s most advanced
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The Irish Independent has published a list of Ireland’s best bargains ahead of Black Friday 2016, which is set to fall this coming Friday, 25th November. This is reportedly the biggest sales day of the year for Irish retailers – and consumers! So being well informed could be well worth it in saving you some

Well Done Fashion Retail Academy!!

The Fashion Retail Academy (FRA) has been rated as Outstanding by a recent Ofsted assessment! Retail Week have reported that the FRA received Ofsted’s highest possible rating in every area of its curriculum. Among other areas, it listed employer partnerships, career progression and teaching quality as outstanding. We were delighted to visit the Fashion Retail