Professional Retailers Programme

There are still places available for school leavers / graduates who are considering a career in retail to apply for a ten month skills learnership through MRP Foundation.

Starting in 2017, the Professional Retailers Programme aims to teach graduates in-demand critical skills for careers in Retail Buying, Planning and Operations Management Development.

The ten month internship is delivered through a unique cloud-based learning platform and a combination of classroom, self-study and group project work along with six months of valuable work experience.

Modules include: introduction to the world of retail; the retail business system; product and pipeline the merchandise cycle and achieving results; trading for merchants and trading for retailers

The innovative course promises a unique student experience to enter into the innovative, dynamic world of retail, with the possibility for career growth and advancement if the internship is successfully completed.

If school leavers / graduates are interested in pursuing a career in retail and think they have the passion, commitment and creativity to succeed apply by 4 December 2016. There are only 40 positions available. Recipients must be currently unemployed, and there will be no cost to successful students – the course is made possible  by MRP Foundation, and is subsidised by them.

Applications must include: A letter explaining your interest in applying; Curriculum Vitae showing academic and employment history; Academic record; Certified copy of ID book; Matric certificate, and academic certificates.

Applications must be sent to:

Queries can be directed to: Thandeka Nala / Head of Programmes / MRP Foundation / Tel: 031 310 8141

The MRP Foundation is a Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation that was established in 2005, to carry out the Social Investment initiatives for Mr Price Group. They strive to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of young South Africans. Their main focus is on upliftment, especially of those less privileged, through education and skills development.


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