Not since late 2011 has Brisbane seen the current levels of advertised job vacancies in retail.
The average growth rates for advertised job vacancies since January 2014 has been 6.6% for retail managers, 7.2% for retail assistants, and 7.0% for all positions.
“The retail industry is where most people will gain their first paid employment and where their employability skills will either be learned, or applied for the first time,” said Yvonne Williams, Director of Training and Industry Projects at the National Retail Association (NRA).
“Retail allows people to develop core, transferable skills that they can carry with them, as they progress along a career pathway in retail, or move to another industry,” said Mrs. Williams.
Such skills include communication, teamwork, problem solving, self-management, planning and organising, and initiative.
Retail is also a great industry to find opportunities to re-enter the workforce.
Projections by the Australian Government, Department of Employment, indicate that across the next four years, the number of new retail jobs in Greater Brisbane will increase by 4,960 positions.
The NRA accredited ‘Ready for Retail’ program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work effectively in a retail and customer service environment. The next Brisbane course starts on 17th November 2015, further details below.
Date: Starts 17, November 2015
Duration: 7 weeks
Location: NRA Head Office, 6 Overend Street, East Brisbane Qld 4169
Qualification: SIR20212 Certificate II in Retail Services
The NRA Ready for Retail program includes:-
- 4 weeks (Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 3pm) of classroom content;
- 3 weeks of work experience placement (15 hours per week);
- Accredited training in a simulated work environment;
- Language, literacy, and numeracy skills support;
- Employability skills, resume building, interview skills, and job searching assistance; and
- Industry site visits.
For more information or to enrol call 1800 732 066 or visit our website www.nra.net.au.
*Eligibility criteria applies under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work project.
This program is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government under the ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ project.
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