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Over 7,000 retail employers use Train to Gain service

According to recent figures, the wholesale and retail sector is the second highest to access training though the Learning and Skills Council's Train to Gain service.

So far 7,382 retail employers have shown an interest in the Train to Gain skills brokerage service which aims to help organisations find the best training to meet their needs.

Jessica Wardle of Skillsmart Retail, the sector skills council for retail, said: "Skillsmart Retail values the service Train to Gain has to offer retail businesses. It offers employers the opportunity to access training relevant to their business needs and in some instances, funding to support it."

Skillsmart Retail has held a series of skills broker and learning provider road shows designed to provide information to brokers about the retail sector and the tools and training available to support retail businesses.

The Learning and Skills Council reports that more than 52,000 employers have signed up to Train to Gain to date.

According to the figures, the health and social work sector has expressed the highest interest in the training service (19 per cent, or just over 10,000). The wholesale and retail sector is the second highest at 14 per cent (7,382 employers), followed by real estate at 12 per cent (6,327 employers) and manufacturing (11 per cent, or 5,800 employers).

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