The Warehouse Red Shirts in Schools Gateway Training
The Warehouse Red Shirts in Schools Gateway training is designed to give students a great opportunity to get hands-on experience of what it’s like to work in the exciting retail industry, and make helpful professional contacts for when they leave school. The training is a partnership between ServiceIQ and The Warehouse.
There are many different roles in the retail and retail supply chain industry, from customer service, stock management, in-store merchandising, to supervisors, store managers and regional managers. Many employers also offer staff the opportunity to train on job, gain qualifications and advance their career by moving up into supervisor and management roles.
On leaving school, many students who have participated in The Warehouse Gateway training have gone on to develop their skills and build careers with New Zealand’s popular retailer.
How it works
The Warehouse Red Shirts in Schools Gateway Programme involves 10 days' work experience over 10 weeks and is available through participating retailer around the country.
The training is made up of a set menu of credits which students can put towards a nationally recognised New Zealand Certificate in Retail. They also gain a Customer Service Award Certificate.
Each student will receive customised learning resources, and will be supported by a coordinator who works with store management to ensure they get a good understanding of the rewards and challenges of a retail career. Coordinators set clear development plans, provide inductions for students, assess students’ work and keep in touch with schools in their region.
Benefits for students
Students who successfully complete the programme will have gained:
get an introduction to an exciting career in retail
gain credits towards a nationally recognised qualification
get real experience in a real workplace
enjoy the camaraderie from working as part of a team
learn great industry skills and knowledge essential for a retail career
learn in a fully supportive environment.
The programme involves 10 days’ work experience over 10 weeks and runs nationwide. It costs $500 +GST per student and results in a Customer Service Award certificate. The certificate is made up of a set menu of credits (see below) which can be used towards a New Zealand Certificate in Retail.
As part of The Warehouse Red Shirts in Schools package each student will receive:
- a 10 week work placement with The Warehouse
- customised learning resources
- assessment and support through a dedicated coordinator
Student will complete the following seven unit standards.
|Unit||Unit standard title||Level||Credits|
Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact
Communicate in a team or group which has an objective
|Demonstrate and apply knowledge of legislation applicable to sale of goods and services||2||4|
|Use safe work practices in a retail environment under supervision||2||3|
|Demonstrate knowledge of products and product information in a retail environment||2||5|
Demonstrate knowledge of theft and fraud in a retail or distribution environment
How to apply
To sign up to this great programme, please click on the link below and fill in your details. Your Workforce Engagement Team will be in contact with you shortly.
|Northland / Kaitaia / Whangarei||TBC|
|North Auckland / Whangaparaoa / Silverdale||TBC|
|West Auckland||Lisa Compton||021 195 2817|
|South Auckland||Heamoni Taani-Fahiua||021 195 0280|
|East / Central Auckland||Kirsty Downs||021 195 4463|
|Waikato / Taupo / Whitianga||Tania McCarthy||021 195 7156|
|Hamilton||Janice Clough||027 748 8482|
|Western Bay of Plenty / Gisborne||Carolyn Vincent||021 283 0949|
|Hawke's Bay||Tracey Jarman||022 064 5045|
|Taranaki||John Hudson||027 488 2467|
|Whanganui / Feilding / Palmerston North||Tracey Jarman||022 064 5045|
|Masterton||Cass Clarke||021 283 0986|
|Kapiti Coast||Elly Williams||022 368 7166|
|Wellington||Ruth Asiata||027 221 8546|
|Nelson / Marlborough||Amber Law||021 193 6262|
|Blenheim||Amber Law||021 193 6262|
|Greymouth (West Coast)||TBC|
|Christchurch||Amber Law||021 193 6262|
|Otago / Southland||TBC|