Programme Overview

The Ballymun Job Centre in conjunction with CDETB, Irish Colleges Training centre (ICTC Ltd) programmer contractor, and the Vine Trust (on behalf of IKEA) are pleased to announce the start of the next Retail Associate Traineeship Programme in March 2017. This course will be run over a number of weeks in the Ballymun Local Employment Centre and the participants will be selected from the Local Area.

The successful candidates, on completion of the course, will receive a Diploma Certification in Retail Skills from City & Guilds equivalent to QQI Level 4.


  • Programme Stucture

    Week 1 – 4 Full time in the classroom

    Week 5 – 18 Three days in the classroom (Monday – Wednesday) and two days
    on work experience (these will be 6 hour shifts) they can be any two
    days across Thursday – Sunday and the days/shifts may vary

    Week 19 – 22 Full time work experience (5 * 6 hour shifts) 5 over 7 days

    Programme Modules

    The assessed modules are: City and Guilds level 3

    • Work Effectively in a Retail Team
    • Keep Stock on Sale at Required Levels in a Retail Environment
    • Help Customers to Choose Products in a Retail Environment
    • Demonstrate Products to Customers in a Retail Environment
    • Give Customers a Positive Impression of Yourself and Organisation

    For information on the previous course and the Participants – click here!

  • Qualification:

    Diploma in Retail Skills (City and Guilds Level 3)


    Ballymun Local Employment Centre


    22 Weeks Full Time
    (including working part time in IKEA)

    Start Date:

    6th March 2017


    For further information please contact:

    Michelle Kearney
    Ballymun Job Centre
    Ballymun Town Centre
    Dublin 11

    Telephone: 01 8667000 or
    Email by clicking here!!