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Alshaya Kuwait’s Summer Internship Programme

Four-week programme provides training and development opportunities for young Kuwaitis within growing retail sector

The popular M.H. Alshaya Co. Summer Retail Internship initiative, run in partnership with Kuwait’s Manpower and Government Restructuring Programme (MGRP), returns again this summer for the eighth year, providing young Kuwaiti students with training opportunities in the diverse world of retail.

Following the MGRP’s call to Kuwaiti senior students to register for the 2015 private sector summer internship programme, Alshaya will be offering up to 650 four-week internship opportunities across its 70-plus world-leading international brands.

Kuwaiti students may register for an interview at the MGRP website. Interviews are scheduled from 10th to 28th May, from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the MGRP Headquarters in Regaie.

Taking place from 2nd August to 3rd September, the Alshaya Summer Retail Internship Programme sees Kuwaiti school and university students spend four hours daily in one of Alshaya’s stores, cafes and restaurants.

For those who want to explore a career in retail, the internship provides a valuable hands-on learning and development experience. Brands involved in the programme include Debenhams, Starbucks, American Eagle Outfitters, H&M, P.F. Chang’s, Bath & Body Works and KidZania.

During their time in store, interns are introduced to the essential concepts of how a store is run and managed. The training includes coaching in sales, promotions, customer service, merchandising and stock management.

The Alshaya Summer Internship Programme aims to provide participants with a full understanding of the jobs and career opportunities available in the retail industry, including the qualifications, behaviours and skills necessary for a promising career in retail.