Insights Retail Academy prepares Bristol learners to work in sector
25 September 2019

Retail Academy prepares Bristol learners to work in sector

Retail Academy Bristol

Fifteen of our learners have successfully completed a two-week retail training programme in Bristol, preparing them to work in the sector.

The first group to graduate from the programme have progressed on to work placements with the prospect of employment should they pass the interview stage.

Three participants already in the work placements have already been offered permanent positions.

Our Retail Academy is run in partnership with supermarket giant Tesco, and aims to provide learners with training in customer service, stock control systems, supply chain, working safely and teamwork.

Through partnering with Tesco, we’re able to provide our learners who complete the programme with the opportunity to undertake work experience, with retail jobs on offer for those who pass the application and interview process.

Learner Giorgio Tardio from Bristol said: “At first I found the course challenging but it got easier as it went on. I learnt a lot about the aspects of retail and it boosted my confidence. I had a good time and made friends.”

Seetec Pluss Change Coach Jess Preece added: “I referred Giorgio to this course as he wants to pursue a career in a retail. The course itself and the Tesco placement is a great opportunity for him to go into paid work.

“Throughout the course I could see Giorgio was learning a lot and growing in confidence. He bonded well with the other learners and worked well as part of a team, skills which he can take into the workplace.”

Chris Levitt, Adult Education Budget and Traineeship Operations Manager – South at Seetec, said: “The group have come a long way on their journey and seeing how they have progressed and formed friendships is brilliant.

“The skills and knowledge they have gained has empowered them and given them the confidence to go into retail environments. The opportunities Tesco are providing have been the icing on the cake and with all securing a placement it has been really encouraging.”

For more information on our retail academy or other Seetec Outsource programmes, contact a member of our team today.