Professional Retailers Programme


9 November 2016 MRP Foundation launches an exciting Retail Programme offering graduates the opportunity to enter into the innovative, dynamic world of retail.

Phelokazi Gxaba is one of the many capable graduates who completed a MRP Foundation's Skills Development Programme. She now works full-time for MRP at Mr Price Group Support Centre.

Starting in 2017 the Professional Retailers Programme, initiated by the MRP Foundation, aims to teach graduates in-demand critical skills for careers in Retail Buying, Planning and Operations Management Development.


The ten month internship is delivered through a unique cloud-based learning platform and a combination of classroom, self-study and group project work along with six months of valuable work experience.


Modules include:

  • Introduction to the World of Retail

  • The Retail Business System

  • Product and Pipeline

  • The Merchandise Cycle and Achieving Results

  • Trading for Merchants

  • Trading for Retailers


The innovative course promises a unique student experience to enter into the innovative, dynamic world of retail, with the possibility for career growth and advancement if the internship is successfully completed.


If you're interested in pursuing a career in retail and think you have the passion, commitment and creativity to succeed apply by midnight December 5, 2016. There are only forty spots available.


Applications must include:
- A letter explaining your interest in applying
- Curriculum Vitae showing academic and employment history
- Academic record
- Certified copy of your ID book, Matric certificate, and academic certificates

Applications must be sent to:


Queries can be directed to:
Thandeka Nala
Head of Programmes
MRP Foundation
Tel: 031 310 8141