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Retail Traineeships

Are you aged 16-24 and looking for work or to start your career?

Want to improve the skills that would help you find employment?

Outcome?

  • Develop customer service skills, work with a retailer on a merchandising project and work with our media team to produce an article for future edition of Maybe Magazine.
  • Understand the business of retail, the retail selling process and customer law.
  • Build confidence and increase your chances of securing a job or apprenticeship.
  • Achieve a NOCN Certificate in Employability Skills and a NOCN Certificate in Retail Knowledge.

How does it work?

The programme runs five days a week, over a 12 week period.

Cost?

It is free for unemployed people, subject to an eligibility check.

When does the next course run?

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Work Experience

Personal Development and Mentoring – The Road to Success

Work with our media team to design future issues of Maybe Magazine, enhance your CV and get vital work experience. Grow your skills and knowledge in media and retail, build confidence and increase your chances of securing a job.

What will you gain from work experience with Maybe?

  • Personal development training including presentation skills, goal setting, team working, problem solving, time-keeping, motivation and confidence building.
  • Work placements with Maybe Magazine to learn and practise media skills and work skills including planning, researching, writing, interviewing, photographing and graphic design.
  • Technical skills training including Adobe InDesign/Photoshop, online marketing tools including social media and Mailchimp, online publishing tools including Apple News and Calameo.
  • Retail Skills training including customer service, merchandising and consumer law.
  • Valuable skills in media, employability, retail and business administration.
  • Be credited in Maybe Magazine for your contributions to its production.
  • Identify job opportunities, prepare for interviews and gain a strong reference.

How does it work?

The programme runs 10.00am-5.00pm, flexibly on a number of days between November 2017 and March 2018 at our office in Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes.

The cost is free for unemployed people.

Initial interviews are being held during the first week of each month.

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Find out more

Places are limited and are filling fast. To secure your place contact:

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Retail & Media Traineeships

Are you aged 16-24 and looking for work, or to start your career?

Do you need to improve the skills that would help you find employment?

Looking for a route into the retail or media sectors?

Retail Traineeship

Develop customer service skills, work with a retailer on a merchandising project

Understand the business of retail, the retail selling process and consumer law.

Media Traineeship

Gain valuable skills in image editing and desktop publishing.

Work with our media team to produce an article for a future edition of Maybe Magazine and be credited in the magazine for your contributions to its production.

Overall Goals

Gain valuable employability skills.

Build confidence and increase your chances of securing a job or apprenticeship.

Identify opportunities to further your career.

Achieve a City & Guilds Extended Certificate in Employability Skills and a BTEC Certificate in Retail Knowledge.

The programme runs up to four days a week, over a 12 week period. It is free for unemployed people, subject to an eligibility check. Your travel and lunch expenses will be met and you will receive an additional allowance on successful completion.