Swiss-based Richemont group last week opened the doors to a brand new Retail Academy in Shanghai, as it looks to train students as luxury retail assistants for its stores across China.
The Cartier, Chloé and Net-a-Porter owner will now set out to train students in a number of professional skills and sales techniques taught by luxury industry experts and guest lecturers. According to Elle China, the nine week training course will see students will partake in market research and online activities, as well as practical assessments to gauge sales and management abilities.
Nestled between high-end boutiques and flagships on Shanghai’s Huahai Zhong Road, the exclusive academy will run five courses each year, with just 50 students in each class.
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