Retail Ireland Skillnet are delighted to announce that we have been able to continue delivering learning to Apprentices enrolled on the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision amidst the challenges presented by COVID-19. Over the last four weeks, we have moved all scheduled modules to 100% online delivery, and it is a move that has been warmly

COVID-19 Notice

Retail Ireland Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders. The Retail Ireland Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that your businesses or employees have
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
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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,

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
Despite the fact that Ireland is home to many of the big internet companies such Ebay and Google, many of our domestic small and medium enterprises are lacking an online presence. A large proportion of potential business is being lost to international and UK retailers. (More here) According to a digital scorecard issued by the
Letterkenny Institute of Technology welcomed HRH The Prince of Wales to the campus last week and Retail Ireland Skillnet got a front row seat!! As Retail Ireland Skillnet’s main office is based at LyIT’s CoLabs (the incubation and innovation centre for the North West) this was an exceptional opportunity to get out of the office
The UK will hold a referendum on June 23 to decide if it will stay in or leave the European Union. At present the debate is a close one with just over half at present favouring a ‘stay’ vote. So what would it mean for the Irish Retail Sector if Britain were to withdraw from