The Tile Association has funding available for member businesses to help them get their staff skilled up through the new Tile Retail Apprenticeship. Businesses are urged to get in touch as soon as possible to take advantage. The Tile Retail Apprenticeship, developed by the TTA, is making sure the next generation of retailers have the skills and knowledge to maintain the industry’s high professional standards.
It is aimed at sales staff in tile retail and distributor showrooms. Funding is available from TTA for member businesses that are looking to put their employees through the training.
The Level 2 course covers health and safety in a retail environment; developing effective working relationships; establishing customer needs; and advising customers about the planning, fixing and care of wall and floor tiles.
Although learning takes place at an employee’s place of work, TTA can also provide special training days as part of the apprenticeship that really extends the learning experience. Delivered by manufacturer members, the employee gets training on specific products, factory tours and the chance to learn from manufacturers’ training specialists.
There is more information about the Tile Retail Apprenticeship — and the funding available for member businesses — on the TTA website at http://www.tiles.org.uk/members/retailnvq.shtml
Alternatively, call TTA on 0300 365 8453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org