Staff Awards Ceremony at Woodies!

Last week saw 103 Woodies staff members from all over Ireland receive their Level 5 Certificates in Retail Customer Service! A special event was held at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin on Tuesday 1st November to celebrate their success. Declan Ronayne, CEO of Woodies was in attendance to show his support for the colleagues. Deputy

Graduation Day is Here!

It’s graduation day at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology! Today, Friday 28th of October, will see 82 students (yes 82!) graduate through the Degree and Masters classes which are developed and delivered by Retail Ireland Skillnet in conjunction with the LyIT. 57 will receive their Degree in Retail Management Practice A further 10 will receive
Retail Ireland’s annual Retail Summit will be held next Thursday – October 6th at the Guinness Storehouse. This year the Summit is focused on the Omnichannel Challenge…retailer’s don’t miss out! On the agenda The contemporary and future consumer How to execute the complete retail omnichannel strategy The best-in-class models for further education and continuous upskilling
Last week, the team at Retail Ireland Skillnet brought a delegate of retailers to visit some of the top stores in London! This exciting Retail Study Tour focused on store operations with a particular emphasis on the iconic retailers’ omni-channel business models. The first port of call was Topshop on Oxford Street – The biggest
Look who we bumped into in Selfridges..Victoria Beckham!! The Iconic Selfridges  Topshop Oxford Street The team at the Fashion Retail Academy Networking Dinner By the Thames Network Manager Sean and Chairperson Gretta NashCadden with John Lewis Head Ruth Sharvona
It’s that time of year again! On Monday we welcomed 62 new candidates for our Degree in Retail Management Practice – marking the programme’s 5th consecutive year running. The number of applicants for the Degree this year was exceptional with candidates traveling from all over the country to the classroom at Dublin’s IPA. Paul Healy
Retail Ireland is the leading provider of training and education for the retail sector in Ireland! Gradireland – The official graduate careers website in Ireland, advises it’s graduates to look to Retail Ireland Skillnet in helping to kickstart their career in retail! “Traditionally, the retail sector has been seen as one that featured long hours
A job in the retail sector can mean a sustainable and satisfying career path with many development opportunities along the way. So why is investing in skills for young retail employees so important? Why should employers be bothered? Click here to find out more. (Here’s our favourite quote from the article:) “Retailers can be effective
Today’s shoppers know what they want and they know how and where to get it. Retailers who answer customers’ questions with throwaway responses such as: “that’s not my department,” “have you tried the website” and “I can’t help you”, will simply drive shoppers to take their business elsewhere! The team at have listed ten
Have you ever though you might like to become a leader in you current retail role? Maybe you know someone who wants to become a retail leader? Retail can be a fun, challenging, and rewarding industry to commit to. However, it is often the case that sadly, amazing talent in retail can be overlooked or