A new journey in the world of retail has begun for more than 150 Kuwaiti students as they embark on a new experience at Alshaya’s stores in the 11th Annual Summer Internship Programme, in partnership with Manpower and Government Restructuring Programme (MGRP).
Starting this week, high school and university students will be spending four hours daily in one of Alshaya’s stores, gaining invaluable hands-on learning and development experience, working in some of the nearly 90 international brands operated by Alshaya, including Starbucks, H&M, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret, M.A.C, NYX, Blaze Pizza and KidZania.
During the four-week programme, the interns receive intensive training in all aspects of store operations, including sales, promotions, customer service, merchandising and stock management – ideal preparation for those interested in a career in retail.
The Summer Internship Programme returns in its 11th edition this year, which bears witness to the longstanding partnership between Alshaya and Kuwait’s Manpower and Government Restructuring Programme (MGRP) that has been going on for more than a decade.
“We are delighted to see the partnership with Alshaya continue to thrive year after year,” said Mr. Tareq Alkandari, MGRP’s supervisor of student training. “Alshaya continues to be one of the most attractive companies for our students. Alshaya’s store staff has shown great support to our interns and provided them with valuable information about store operations and customer service. We are very pleased with the feedback we receive from the interns about their experience in retail and the knowledge they gain at Alshaya stores.”
Andrew Stotter-Brooks, Regional Learning and Development Manager at Alshaya, said the internship programme is an annual tradition that is celebrated by store staff every summer.
“We are happy to see young and energetic Kuwaiti students work alongside our store staff,” said Mr. Stotter-Brooks. “It has become a tradition to welcome interns every year, and we are proud of our staff who makes such an experience rewarding and enjoyable for our summer guests.”