Professional Retail Programme

Build your professional retail career

Designed by retailers, the Professional Retail Programme (PRP) builds merchants of the future. A nine-month graduate internship, it equips graduates for junior positions in buying, planning and store management. Graduates learn the key roles and responsibilities of the retail value chain; and how these add value to business and consumers. The internship is delivered through a cloud-based learning platform and a combination of classroom, self-study and group project work, along with five months of hands-on work experience in selected retail environments.

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Youth developed

  • Foundational skills
  • Introduction to the world of retail
  • The macro retail environment
  • Strategy
  • Retail product development
  • Managing trade – support centre
  • Managing trade – operations
  • Customer engagement
  • The retail business system
  • Product and pipeline
  • The merchandise cycle and achieving results
  • Trading for merchants
  • Trading for retailers

Training is based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. 

Professional programmes develop in-demand skills, giving graduates the potential to move into roles and build successful careers.

Apply online and submit the following:

  • Copies of ID and qualifications 
(if graduated) or academic record 
(if not graduated).

We’ll contact you if your application is successful.

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