According to a recent media report, Over 900,000 jobs will be lost in the Retail Industry over the next decade. This was attributed to a survey by the British Retail Consortium.
But we don’t want to dwell on that. Digital technology is driving the retail revolution and the signs are that there will be plenty of opportunities for graduates versed in the digital age who have the right skills.
To help prepare our graduates for the retail job market, GSM Careers and Employability will launch a series of events just after Easter under the umbrella of Careers in Retail. The main aim of our employer-led events is to help students see the relevance of their studies in the real world; to motivate them into action and to help them realise the importance of collaboration, teamwork and leadership. In addition employers get to meet a diverse student body ranging from those just starting out to others with work experience that are looking to change careers.
We have three full days of events from 29 – 31 March. Here’s the rundown:
NatWest Business Bus
For six hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, at Greenwich and Greenford respectively, GSM Students will have access to a vault of Retail Banking knowledge courtesy of Nick Howe, Regional Enterprise Manager and his team.
Nestle is a giant of retail and Rob Scott will be at Greenwich to give background to the organisation, its role in the industry and a thorough look at their graduate entry roles and career paths.
Salim is an Alumni who was successful in his bid to get a job at Amazon, following a mock interview and assessment with GSM Careers. He will give an informal talk about his role followed by a questions and answers session.
It’s one of the world’s leading mobile telecommunication companies and we welcome Rashada Harry who is responsible for driving fixed infrastructure business opportunities at Vodafone Global Enterprise.
It’s not just about flipping burgers. McDonald’s have good graduate programmes and will provide background, and carry out an interactive case study of a recent launch to give students a better understanding of the organisation.
The organisation has a good relationship with GSM London and we are keen to foster and build on this. We hope to deliver an interactive workshop and a pitching session.
British Retail Consortium
We are pleased to have External Adviser, John Munro, who will open the three-day event with a blog and speak to our students about the changing retail employment landscape.
If you are taking part in the Horizon Award programme, please note these events are accredited and your attendance will gain you valuable points.
Register to attend these events on My Future