On February 1st, 2021 we started accepting applications for the September 2021 intake for the part-time Degree in Retail Management Practice. Over the last number of weeks, the response has been overwhelming with over 60% of the allocated places already reserved. From talking to applicants there are a few reasons why the part-time Degree in
Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision
Massive congratulations to all the apprentices on year 1 and year 2 on completing semester 1! In September 2020, we were delighted to have 183 apprentices registered for the incoming 20/21 year of the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision programme. A 110 new apprentices joined Year 1 and 73 apprentices progressed into Year 2 of the
Retail Ireland Retail Technologies and Future Skills Report Launch
Last week we officially launched the findings from the groundbreaking Retail Technologies and Future Skills Report which examines the impact technology is having on retail and the future skills required within the sector. The report uncovers what retailers are prioritising as part of their digital transformation, it reviews emerging technologies, examines how retail jobs are
The future of retail training is here…The Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision has been officially launched by Retail Ireland Skillnet, the Ibec group that develops and delivers training and education programmes for those employed in the retail sector. Over the last three years, the team here at Retail Ireland Skillnet have been working on the design
This week Retail Ireland launched the Retail Ireland Christmas Monitor 2018, which contains analysis of the latest retail sales trends and key statistics in advance of this year’s festive trading period. The monitor looks at different aspects of retail trade and the gives insight to the wider economic conditions impacting the retail sector. Here are the top

As part of a government initiative, Retail Ireland Skillnet is offering retailers and individuals who want to develop their digital marketing and e-commerce skills an opportunity to enrol in a Level 5 Retail Digital Marketing eLearning Course for free.  The course is designed to equip learners with the confidence and skills to talk and engage with digital marketing practices.

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customer service
The results are in from a recent poll conducted on Retail Ireland Skillnet Facebook page, where we asked our followers if they felt retailers could improve their customer service standards?  The poll ended with a resounding 90% of voters backing the need for change in retailer’s customer service standards. The question is where do retailers
retail ireland skillnet retail employee presentation
On Monday 11th June 2018, the fabulous team at Mothercare Ireland Mahon Point celebrated as they were awarded their Retail Ireland Skillnet QQI Certificates for the range of occupational training courses completed.  On the day, our very own Margaret and Irene joined Jonathan  Ward the Managing Director, Mothercare Ireland, Ian Malone, the Mahon Point Store Manager and Karen Ferris,