High demand for trained staff

Over the last 12 months, the NRA has delivered training to over 200 jobseekers through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program, and we are very pleased to report that almost 50% of these people have found employment in retail. Recently we asked for expressions of interest in hiring trainees from our members, and were overwhelmed […]

Gold Coast Students Ready for Retail

On the 13/09/16 the NRA Training Division commenced a Ready for Retail program at Broadbeach Surf Lifesaving Club on the Gold Coast, with ocean views and daily visits from passing dolphins and whales. The NRA has once again partnered with Coles to give a group of students with disabilities, real life experience and enhanced opportunities […]

Employment outcomes for our Ready for Retail students

This week the NRA Ready for Retail Program has reached our 51st job outcome for our program, which is funded through the Queensland Government Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) Program. Danielle Owen trained in our course in Chermside and undertook her work experience at the Chemist Warehouse in Ashgrove.  She did a great job, with […]

Member Testimonial – Peter Baker-Finch

When my husband and I took over Peter Baker-Finch in 1999 the company was already a member of the National Retail Association (NRA). There was never any question of not continuing the membership, as in our early days of running the store, NRA proved to be an extremely helpful resource. NRA provides me with updates […]

Your guide to industry training and development

Training and Development The NRA training and development team help retailers of all sizes access specialised knowledge and industry-specific expertise in order to grow their business. Combining our specialist skills in vocational education and development with extensive retail industry experience, our trainers provide relevant and practical training solutions. Our experience and commitment to quality has […]

Free training for job-seekers

The National Retail Association, in conjunction with Hardware Australia are pleased to offer free* training to eligible job-seekers looking to start a career in hardware. The course aims to provide job-seekers with the skills and knowledge to work effectively in a hardware and customer service environment. This 7 week course consists of 4 weeks of […]

Have you thought about a career in the retail industry?

Retail is a great place to learn transferable work skills and the opportunities are endless when it comes to reputable career pathways within retail. The Department of Employment has predicted the creation of around 13,600 new positions state-wide over the next four years in retail – almost 4,800 of those will be in the Greater […]