Joyce’s Supermarkets launches staff training programme with Galway-Roscommon ETB

Paul Mullin, manager with Joyce’s Supermarkets and Patrick Joyce, store manager.

Independent retailer currently has nine staff members enrolled in a Supervisory Management course with GRETB



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Galway based independent grocer Joyce’s Supermarkets has launched a new programme to upskill and provide formal training for its employees that are seeking to build a career in retail management. The programme includes an in-house trainee manager development scheme. In addition to this, trainee managers from Joyce’s have been enrolled with Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) on a QQI Level 6 course.

Joyce’s currently has nine junior managers enrolled on the Supervisory Management programme with GRETB. The combination of inhouse and external training will provide employees with insight into retail management and hands-on experience.

Aisling Joyce, director of operations at Joyce’s Supermarkets, said: “At Joyce’s Supermarkets, we believe it is important to invest in our people and support our employees to develop their skills. Working with Galway-Roscommon ETB allows us to combine traditional education with real life experience of working in a retail environment, to help our trainee managers to build a foundation for their careers in retail management.”

Joyce’s Supermarkets operates ten stores across Galway and employs over 500 people in the county.

Joyce added: “Retail management is a very rewarding career and really appeals to those who enjoy dealing with people and working in the local community. It also offers a great opportunity in managing a business. Our trainee managers are immersed in all aspects of grocery retail, as all activities associated with operating a grocery business are carried out by the team in-house.”

Lorraine Thornton, employer engagement officer of Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board, said: “We are delighted to support Joyce’s Supermarkets in the upskilling of their trainee managers’ development through our QQI Level 6 Supervisory Management programme – a certified part-time course providing operational and practical learning funded through the Skills To Advance scheme. GRETB provides funded education and training opportunities to support all employers in developing their employee’s skillset.”

Joyce’s Supermarket is currently recruiting for a number of trainee management roles within the business and invites applicants to apply to



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