Shopping for the right job

Retail skills shop at Wigan and Leigh College
Retail skills shop at Wigan and Leigh College

WIGAN students have taken a step in the right direction on to a career shaping the future of Britain’s high street.

The first group of youngsters to attend a new training scheme designed to help jobseekers find work in retail have completed their course.

The Step into Retail programme is delivered by Wigan and Leigh College in partnership with Wigan Council and provides a practical package of training to build skills and knowledge as well as helping to boost confidence.

The partnership has also launched the new Retail Skills Shop, which aims to improve productivity for the borough’s retail businesses and their staff through providing a range of high quality training and development programmes.

Gareth Sutton, Wigan and Leigh College’s developments director, said: “This course is designed to both benefit jobseekers and local businesses by offering high quality, structured training, specifically tailored to the retail sector. We’ve had great feedback from the learners so far, and we hope that the knowledge they take away will enable them to secure jobs in the near future.”

Course details from 01942 761859.