Jump Start Your Career In Retail Or Manufacturing

Develop critical skills for a career in retail or clothing and footwear manufacturing by applying for an internship in our Professional Retail or Pre-Production programme
Develop critical skills for a career in retail or clothing and footwear manufacturing by applying for an internship in the MRP Foundation Jump Start Professional Retail or Pre-Production programme

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Are you looking for an opportunity to gain invaluable work experience and learn key industry skills in the dynamic worlds of retail or manufacturing?

MRP Foundation wants to invest in your career development and is searching for young and energetic career seekers to enroll in either the Professional Retail Internship or the Pre-Production Internship. Designed by industry, for industry, the two dynamic courses will assist graduates to successfully progress from tertiary education and into the world of work.

The Professional Retail Programme is a life-changing work experience opportunity for graduates to gain a foot into the exciting world of retail. The course aims to develop well-rounded merchants and traders by exposing graduates to the universal principles of retail and the value chain and teaches graduates in-demand skills to succeed in the retail careers of Buying, Planning and Operations Management Development.

B Com, Retail Studies and Business Management graduates or final year students can apply.

The Pre-Production Programme aims to develop graduates’ skills to help jump start their career in the sectors of clothing and footwear manufacturing. The innovative internship aims to bridge the wide gap between tertiary education and the manufacturing industry, offering graduates the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience and critical skills in the local manufacturing sector.

The eye-opening internship exposes graduates to the value chain, from raw materials to final product, and aims to develop well-rounded professionals and ultimately a more employable graduate. Fashion Design, Clothing management and Textiles studies graduate or final year student can apply.

The retail and manufacturing are filled with promising career opportunities and this course offers an invaluable learning experience to assist eager youth to access these opportunities. If the internship is successfully completed there may be an opportunity for career advancement.

If you’re interested in pursuing an exciting career in retail or manufacturing and think you have the passion, commitment and creativity to succeed, apply by midnight November 30, 2017. The internship takes place in Durban and spaces are extremely limited for both courses.


Apply for the Professional Retail Internship here.

Apply for the Pre-Production Internship here.

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