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Touchwood is opening its doors to budding retail professionals as it launches an Academy scheme.

Successful applicants to the Academy will take part in a 3-week employment programme designed to develop practical business skills. 

Following fully comprehensive training and two days of work experience, participants will complete the course with multiple qualifications and, for those who really shine, the possibility to progress onto a higher level apprenticeship or even into employment.

Touchwood’s Academy will run as part of Your UK Academy, powered by GBS Ltd. Entry is open to individuals aged 19 years or over who are looking for employment and are eager to learn.

Lucy Burnett, Marketing Manager at Touchwood, comments: “This is a great opportunity for those interested in a career in the industry side of retail to delve deeper into the workings of a business, and also learn Touchwood’s tricks of the trade! The retail sector is the UK’s largest private sector employer, and we fully support people looking to take their first steps.” 

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Touchwood houses some of the best UK and international brands, designer retailers and independent boutique style stores. For further information, visit or telephone 0121 709 6900. Follow @TouchwoodTweets or log onto