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Retail Champions

The retail industry is one of Medway's strongest, yet those who work in this sector are rarely recognised for their hard work. As part of the retail champions scheme Medway Council is working with MidKent College to run the Medway Ambassadors Scheme for Retail, this will accredit retail workers with NVQ levels 2 and 3 for the work they already do.

The first Ambassadors training scheme in Medway was designed for the tourism sector, creating for them the first ever training benchmark. The skills of more than 200 people working in the tourism sector in Medway were improved and so was the quality of service they provide.

Following the success of The Ambassadors Scheme for Tourism, discussions took place between Medway Council, Town Centre Managers, Employers, and owners of small to medium size retail enterprises. As a result, the Medway Ambassadors Scheme for Retail was created.

The qualification will train retail staff in marketing, business development and management. The majority of the qualification is work-based, meaning the staff can continue their regular duties undisturbed.

To find out more about the scheme please use the contact details below.

For more information contact Economic Development by telephone: 01634 338138 or by email: business.support@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Economic Development, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR