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Retail Essentials Programme

Explore your retail niche

The JumpStart Retail Essentials Programme (REP) is a six-month blended learning course that combines theory and work experience for more specialised retail roles. Interns gain introductory knowledge and skills to function in a retail organisation. Course modules include customer experience, store location, marketing and merchandising. The internship is open to applicants who completed at least one commerce subject in matric.

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  • Valuable life skills
  • Credible work experience
  • Certificates to add to your CV
  • Workplace ready for entry-level positions
  • Become work-ready and develop a winning workplace attitude

Training is held in Cape Town.

All JumpStart retail programmes begin with a five-day life skills course – because soft skills are just as important as hard skills. This course is composed of the following modules:  

  • Personal development
  • Self-esteem
  • Emotional development
  • Healing of the past
  • Vision and goal setting
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Work ethic and time management
  • Basic HR principles
  • Personal health
  • Job preparation

Apply online. We’ll contact you. If there’s training in your area, we’ll let you know. You’ll need 200MB data and a smartphone or computer to complete your application and online assessment.

Job placements are not guaranteed on completion of training. However, JumpStart works closely with employer partners to create a pipeline of suitable, work-ready talent.

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