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professional retail programme

Applications closed


Thank you to everyone who applied for the Professional Retail Programme - we had an overwhelming response of almost 2000 applications! We are currently processing them. If you do not hear from us via email by November 15 then your application was not successful.‚Äč

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain work experience and learn invaluable industry skills to secure a job in the exciting world of retail? Commencing in January 2020, the Professional Retail Programme provides graduates with in-demand skills to succeed in the retail careers of Buying, Planning and Operations Management Development.

The innovative ten-month internship aims to assist graduates to successfully progress from tertiary education and into the working world within the sphere of retail, with the possibility for career growth and advancement if the internship is successfully completed. Designed by retailers, the dynamic course hopes to develop well-rounded merchants and traders by exposing graduates to the universal principles of retail and its value chain. The 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 hands-on work experience in select retail environments.

If you're interested in pursuing an exciting career in retail and think you have the passion, commitment and creativity to succeed, apply by 10am on October 14, 2019. The internship takes place in Durban starting on January, 2020 and successful candidates must be willing to relocate. Spaces are extremely limited. 


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

do you meet the requirements?

Applicants must be:
A South African citizen
Under 33 years of age
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.
Applications must include:
A letter explaining your interest in applying
Updated Curriculum Vitae showing academic and employment history
Certified copy of your ID book, Matric certificate, and academic certificates