Apprenticeship In Retail Supervision

An exciting two-year programme designed for people who have the potential to work in a management or supervisory position within retail.

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Now Accepting Applications for September 2024

What is the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision?

This Apprenticeship programme provides apprentices with the skills, attitude and competencies to excel as a Retail Supervisor in any retail subsector.

The Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision is a 2-year level 6 programme targeting existing retail employees, who have been identified by employers as future managers in their organisation. This innovative programme provides existing and aspiring retail supervisors with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to excel in the modern retail environment. The Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision programme combines classroom, online, and on-the-job learning.  It allows the apprentice to work-full time as normal in the workplace and attend classroom delivery 24 days per year.  

There is a €4,000 Employer Grant available to retailers who enrol apprentices on the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision programme. 


Employers Information

Developing talent, improving staff retention, and increasing productivity are the key objective for all retailers. Since 2019, the Retail Apprenticeship has provided the perfect opportunity for retailers to recognise and develop talented people in their business .


Apprentice Information

Gain a recognised qualification whilst continuing to work in retail. Gain the skills, competencies, and attitude to work in retail supervisory and management positions. The Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision is the perfect pathway to take your retail career to the next level. 

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Employers Information Session

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Programme Insights

2 Years

to complete the Apprentice Programme

24 Days

in year 1 & year 2 - 14 days in class & 10 days live online


Employer Grant available to retailers

90 Organisations

have enrolled apprentices since 2019


Work-based and practical


50% Female and 50% Male participants


is the average age of an apprentice

13 Modules

completed over the 2-years of the programme

What our Employers and Apprentices had to say..

Anne Marie Lynch

Learning and Development, Musgrave

Gavin Butler

Store Manager, Corrib Oil & Programme Graduate 

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