Opportunity for Brisbane employers to ‘trial before you hire’

retail training

Through our current Ready for Retail course, we have six enthusiastic,  job ready participants that will be looking for work experience placements in and around the Kingston, Brisbane area.  The students we have on our course are: Job ready Trained in Certificate II in Retail Dedicated and reliable Strive to deliver quality customer service So […]

High demand for trained staff

Over the last 12 months, the NRA has delivered training to over 200 jobseekers through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program, and we are very pleased to report that almost 50% of these people have found employment in retail. Recently we asked for expressions of interest in hiring trainees from our members, and were overwhelmed […]

Woolworths gives asylum seeker recruits powerful leg up into the retail industry

Almost 20 new asylum seekers have found new jobs with Woolworths and more than 60 gained valuable work experience, after the Australian supermarket chain connected with a life-changing program from the Brotherhood of St Laurence. One of Woolworths’ newest employees recruited under the Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program, Taj, was just 16 when […]

Two days to give comment on the Youth Jobs PaTH

The Youth Jobs PaTH is a $752 million Australian Government initiative designed to support young people under the age of 25 years to gain the employability skills and real work experience they need to get and keep a job, and provides incentives for employers to take them on. The Youth Jobs PaTH provides three elements: […]

Ready for Retail –MiHaven Cairns Program

This week we have completed our third Ready for Retail course delivered in conjunction with MiHaven in Cairns. Using our industry endorsed training program, MiHaven and the National Retail Association have trained seven participants in a Certificate II in Retail Services, giving them skills in customer service, visual merchandising, point of sale and how to […]

Skilling Queenslanders for Work – Ready for Retail

More than 200 jobseekers across Queensland will receive training this year through the National Retail Association as part of the Queensland Government’s successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. The program helps to assist Queenslanders across the state to get job-ready for Retail. We have already delivered to over 100 jobseekers through this program, with some […]

Back to Work Funding now available for Queensland members

Applications are now open for eligible employers to access the Queensland Government’s Back to Work Employer Support Payments. This $100 million Back to Work regional jobs package specifically targets jobseekers and employers outside the southeast corner of Queensland and includes payments of $10,000 for employers who hire an unemployed worker, rising to $15,000 for the […]

Try before you hire

It’s the time of year when many businesses start their Christmas casual recruitment and the National Retail Association (NRA) would like to offer you a way to “ try” potential employees before you hire them. There is no cost to you and minimal paperwork to complete. There may even be financial incentives for you, if […]