• About Alshaya Retail Academy
About the Retail Academy

The Alshaya Retail Academy is an accredited training Centre for Saudi citizens that is operated by Alshaya International Trading Co. in partnership with the Ministry of Labour’s Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF). The Academy was inaugurated in Riyadh in December 2012.

Our goal is to provide you with the training, practical skills and confidence you need to start a successful career in retail, and then to give you a job in one of the leading international brands we operate, such as Debenhams, Mothercare, H&M, Coast, Evans, VaVaVoom, Claire’s, Victoria’s Secret and MAC.

The first of its kind in the Kingdom, the Academy helps give people the hands-on experience they need to start a career in retail, with the guarantee of a job for successful graduates.

Following the success of the Academy in Riyadh, from which over 1,300 people graduated, we opened a second branch in Jeddah in May 2015, and a third branch in Dammam in September 2015.