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Retail Path grows in Sheffield
Published:  29 June, 2016

British Land appoints three new Retail Path apprentices at Meadowhall

British Land has recruited three new apprentices to join Meadowhall, committing to a second year with Retail Path – the retail property industry’s apprenticeship scheme operated by the BCSC Educational Trust and National Skills Academy for Retail.

The new apprentices, Samantha Harrison, Ross Faben and Jack Bradley will join Meadowhall shopping centre’s management team and retailers for the 12-month programme to achieve a Level 2 apprenticeship in retail.

Retail Path is now in its second year and two apprentices who started the programme last year at Meadowhall, Reece Gafaar and Jordan Anderson, have recently graduated and received permanent employment contracts. Reece will be working with the reception careline team, as part of Meadowhall’s management team, and jordan has been employed as a customer service assistant.

Retail Path was set up by the BCSC Educational Trust and National Skills Academy in 2014 to address the issue of youth unemployment and to encourage more young people to consider a career in the retail property industry.

Deborah Green, retail asset manager for British Land said: “Retail Path is changing the retail property industry for the better, giving young people from a wide range of backgrounds a clearer understanding of the retail property industry as a viable long-term career option. Not only is the programme a great opportunity for the apprentice, it is also an opportunity for us and the industry as a whole to strengthen our talent pipeline.”