Published on March 19th, 2013 | by Daisy Lloyd0
Skillsmart Retail is the Sector Skills Council for Retail. Part funded by Government and led by retailers, it aims to be the recognised authority on retailers’ skills needs and priorities.
One of its core remits is to develop high quality labour market intelligence for the sector and evidence this work with insights into specific aspects of skills in the retail workforce.
The impact of the 2008 economic downturn continues to be challenging for retailers.
Therefore, the retail industry needs to have the right people in the right place to have the vision and leadership to take it through these difficult times so that it is in a good position when the upturn comes. Apprenticeships in management are key to this vision.