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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 work experience and is available through participating stores 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 Retail 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

  • 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.




Training details

The programme involves work experience 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:

  • 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
62 Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact 2 3
9677 Communicate in a team or group which has an objective 2 3
11968 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of legislation applicable to sale of goods and services 2 4
11971 Use safe work practices in a retail environment under supervision 2 3
28301 Demonstrate knowledge of products and product information in a retail environment 2 5
24997 Demonstrate knowledge of theft and fraud in a retail or distribution environment 2 5
  Total Credits   23


How to apply

To sign up to this great programme, please click on the link below and fill in your details. A Schools Transitions Advisor will be in contact with you shortly.

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