Published on 29 June 2015

Homebase on the lookout for next designers generation

Leading retailer Homebase is offering 14 young people a once in a lifetime opportunity to join its ground-breaking training scheme, designed to help young people gain experience and qualifications in interior design and decorating.

Leading retailer Homebase is offering 14 young people a once in a lifetime opportunity to join its ground-breaking training scheme, designed to help young people gain experience and qualifications in interior design and decorating. 

Back for a second year, the Design & Decorating Academy will offer people aged 16 and above the opportunity to work with industry experts such as DIY SOS interior designer Julia Kendell as well as big brand suppliers of Homebase including Farrow & Ball and Graham & Brown.

Over the 12 month programme the students will study towards a City & Guilds accredited qualification in interior design and decorating and also receive visual merchandising training and experience.

While on the training programme the Academy students will be working full-time in their local Homebase store’s ‘Design Hub’, to gain experience of helping customers decorate and redesign the look and feel of any room in their home.

Graham Heald, Retail & Distribution Director for Homebase: “As one of the UK’s leading home enhancement retailers, we are committed to championing our industry as a great career choice – and we’re delighted to be able to offer this programme for a second year.

“Being able to support and train the future talent of our industry is really important to us and the Design & Decorating Academy provides an exciting opportunity for people to make the most of their passion for interior design and learn the skills to help bring this to life for customers in store.”

For more information on where we are recruiting and to apply for a place on the Design Academy programme, visit www.homebasecareers.com before the closing date Friday 17 July 2015.

“Julia Kendell (DIY SOS interior designer) said: It’s fantastic that Homebase are championing our industry as a great career choice. I’m delighted to be able to offer my knowledge, experience and guidance to the students over the duration of their course, and really help them in their future career.”

Source: http://homeretailgroup.pressarea.com/pressrelease/details/74/News_1/4700

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