More than 200 jobseekers across Queensland will receive training this year through the National Retail Association as part of the Queensland Government’s successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. The program helps to assist Queenslanders across the state to get job-ready for Retail. We have already delivered to over 100 jobseekers through this program, with some great results.
We currently have a groups of students training in Cairns, Innisfail, Atherton, East Brisbane and Gympie. The Ready for Retail program takes place over 4 weeks and covers basic retail skills such as communication and customer service, workplace health and safety and security along with other retail operational skills. As part of the program, the students are required to complete 40 -45 hours work placement over 2 – 3 weeks.
There is no charge to the host employer and the student is fully covered by our public liability and work cover insurance. Our students are enthusiastic and ready to work, and would love the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learnt in the training room.
Many members are already engaged with the program as it is a great recruitment tool and way to trial a jobseeker in your business to see if they are suitable for employment. Trialing a potential employee through work experience can lead to reduced recruitment costs. There is reduced time in screening applications and time spent away from completing tasks that grow your business due to the time you need to spend on recruitment.
Work experience can lead to a faster recruitment process and lower productivity loss from not having the right employee. Importantly, it can also reduce the risk of hiring the wrong person.
Please contact Debbie Dillon, for more information about work placement opportunities, or to arrange to meet our students.