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Our commitment to New Zealand’s first retail focused degree

The Warehouse Group is committed to changing the perception of Retail as a career and making it a desirable and rewarding career choice for New Zealanders. In 2014, The Warehouse Group partnered with Massey University to develop and launch The Bachelor of Retail and Business Management, New Zealand’s first degree focused exclusively on the retail sector. The degree was created in response to the increasing demand in New Zealand for skilled individuals in retail and business management. The course consists of retail-focused papers, covering a broad range of areas including retail buying and planning, merchandising, strategy and business planning and retail operations, both in a store and online context.

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Joshua Parkes BA

MEET JOSH, SALES TEAM LEADER AT PALMERSTON NORTH WHO IS CURRENTLY COMPLETING THE MASSEY RETAIL DEGREE

Josh is a Sale Team Leader for our Palmerston North store and has been with The Warehouse for 5 years. He is currently studying the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management degree at Massey University.

Why did you want to complete the Massey University degree? The Massey Retail Degree is a big step in continuing my development within the business. It is relevant to my career pathway and has already helped me to improve in my current role. Continue Reading

Sarah Gichard passport BA

MEET SARAH, TEAM MEMBER AT THE WAREHOUSE WHO IS CURRENTLY COMPLETING THE MASSEY RETAIL DEGREE

Sarah is a Team Member at The Warehouse Albany. She has been working at The Warehouse for 9 years and is currently completing the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management degree at Massey University.

Why did you want to complete the Massey University degree? I saw the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management degree at Massey University as a great opportunity to develop my career and passion for retail. Continue Reading

Paige Beattie

MEET PAIGE, MASSEY UNIVERSITY RETAIL DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Paige is currently Sale Team Leader at The Warehouse Airport store. She has been working at The Warehouse for 10 years and is currently completing the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management degree at Massey University.

Why did you want to complete the Massey University degreeBecause I’m always striving to do better and improve myself. Doing this degree part time has allowed me to continue to work in the company that I love while also completing a degree that is going to give me extra skills and knowledge that I can use every day. Continue Reading

Rachel Knapton passport BA

MEET RACHAEL, OUR TECHNICAL SPECIALIST FOR FOOD AND GROCERY IS CURRENTLY COMPLETING THE MASSEY RETAIL DEGREE

Rachael Knapton is a Technical Specialist for Food and Grocery at The Warehouse. She has been working at The Warehouse for 18 months and is currently completing the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management degree at Massey University.

Why did you want to complete the Massey University degree? My Bachelor degree and career before I joined The Warehouse had been very manufacturing focused. The retail degree specifically focuses on the retail industry and I saw it as an opportunity to develop my knowledge and understanding of the retail industry.  I love learning and challenging myself and this was an excellent opportunity to do both! Continue Reading

MEET PENELOPE, MASSEY UNIVERSITY RETAIL DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Penelope is currently a Night Fill Supervisor at The Warehouse. She has been working at The Warehouse for 3 years and is currently completing the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management degree at Massey University.

Why did you want to complete the Massey University degree? I wanted to complete the Massey University Bachelor in Retail and Business Management because it explores many aspects of the retail industry, which I can apply to further understanding of my job. I aspire to manage my own store one day, and I believe this retail degree will help me in achieving that, particularly because of The Warehouse Groups involvement in developing it. Continue Reading

MEET JESSE, ASSISTANT PLANNER COMPLETING THE MASSEY UNIVERSITY RETAIL DEGREE

Jesse is currently an Assistant Planner for Men’s and Kids Underwear. He has been working at The Warehouse for 8 years and is currently completing the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management at Massey University.

Why did you want to complete the Massey University degree? I wanted to complete the degree so that I could see how Retail worked from an industry point of view. With the online marketplace growing, we need to be one step ahead of our global competition, not just our local competitors. Continue Reading