Students from the 2018 Professional Retail Programme working together as part of the dedicated ‘classroom time’ of the internship. Photograph: MRP Foundation / Pierre Tostee.
Applications are now open for the Professional Retail Programme starting in 2019, a life-changing work experience opportunity for graduates looking to jump start their careers. This internship falls under MRP Foundation’s Jump Start skills development programme.
Karen Wells, Head of MRP Foundation, believes that the Retail sector offers a multitude of career options. “We have developed these internships in response to the ever-widening gap between tertiary education and the working world that leaves graduates unprepared. Developed by industry, for industry, and taught by industry experts, the retail internship offers young people the opportunity to build on their current knowledge base, learn much-needed practical skills and develop their careers. Over the years, our internship programmes have jump started the careers of many talented young people.”
The Professional Retail Programme is designed for graduates to gain a foot into the exciting world of retail. The 10 month course aims to develop well-rounded merchants and traders by exposing graduates to the universal principles of retail and the value chain and teaches in-demand skills to succeed in the retail careers of Buying, Planning and Operations Management Development.
The internship is open to graduates or final year students from all BCom Degrees, Business Management, BsC Degrees, Business Science, Stats and Mathematics Majors, Entrepreneurship Majors, Retail Management and Graphic Design.
If you're interested in pursuing an exciting career in retail and think you have the passion, commitment and creativity to succeed, apply by midnight 16 November 2018. The internship takes place in Durban and spaces are extremely limited for both courses.
Apply for the Professional Retail Internship here.