retail apprenticeships

Retail Apprenticeships Hit Record Levels

Theo Paphitis joins Skillsmart Retail to call for more retailers to take up the programme during Apprenticeship Week 2010. Retail Apprenticeships rose by nearly a third to reach record levels last year, Skillsmart Retail announced today. Figures released by the Sector Skills Council revealed that 5,900 Retail Apprenticeships were awarded in England in the academic year of 2008/9 – up 31% from 4,500 in 2007/8. The news comes in the run-up to Apprenticeship Week; a seven day celebration of Apprentices running from Monday 1st February to Friday 5th February 2010. Theo Paphitis, Chairman of stationery specialists Ryman and a Skillsmart Retail Patron, applauded retailers on their involvement in Apprenticeships and called on more of them to explore the benefits during the week. Theo Paphit... »