Research and analysis

Wholesale and retail sector: skills assessment

An outline of skills needs and priorities for the wholesale and retail sector.


Wholesale and retail sector skills assessment 2012

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This is a sector skills assessment for the wholesale and retail sector. It aims to provide labour market intelligence to inform the development of skills policy across the UK.

The three areas of this collaborative report are retail, wholesaling and cars sales and services. The three organisations who authored this report are Skillsmart Retail, Skills for Logistics and the Institute of the Motor Industry.

Published 1 November 2012