The Missing Link to a Successful Career in Retail


If you’ve ever wanted to move up in fashion retail but felt that you didn’t have the money to take the necessary university courses due to rising tuition fees, there’s still hope for you yet! This year, ASDA’s fashion line George launched a “learn while you earn” foundation degree. The George Retail Foundation Degree is intended to give people who don’t have the resources to study at a university, the opportunity to gain crucial hands on experience and earn a regular income while gaining a university qualification in retail management.


About the Programme

Teaming up with Manchester Metropolitan University, George’s two-year programme allows students to spend one year working as an assistant — learning the business and developing valuable commercial skills in different areas — which then continues into a second year of developing and broadening their skills within a particular area. Completion of the two-year degree programme ultimately leads to qualifications in areas including:


– Consumer Behaviour
– In-Store Customer Marketing
– Managing Information
– Managing Retail Customer Service.
– Retail Environment
– Retail Law


Now is the Time to Take Advantage

Not only is the programme advantageous to your career, it’s also extremely convenient. Combining online and classroom study with a salary position at George’s head office makes it completely manageable for the average bloke or bird. And with the cost of education rising, the launch of this programme comes at a perfect time for students who have always wanted to break into retail and fashion but who haven’t felt that they’ve had the support to do so.


While the deadline for this year’s applications ended in May, you’ll want to keep an eye out for next year’s openings if you think that this is something of interest to you. Just visit George’s Career Site or contact an ASDA near you to get more information on the George Retail Foundation Degree and how it can help launch your career in the fashion retail business!



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