Quick Facts

Quick Facts

About Alshaya International Trading Co.

  • Alshaya employs more than 7000 people and operates more than 800 stores across the Kingdom
  • Over 40% of our employees are now Saudi nationals. 
  • More than 1,800 Saudi women work today at Alshaya in KSA.
  • Our commitment to employment of local Saudi citizens has seen the company earn Nitaqat platinum status from the Ministry of Labour

About The Alshaya Retail Academy

  • The Academy has the capacity to train up to 8 classes simultaneously. Each class comprises of 20-25 trainees
  • Each training programme lasts 13 weeks and involves nearly 400 hours of classroom and hands-on experience
  • Over 1,300 young Saudis have already successfully graduated from the Alshaya Retail Academy in Riyadh
  • Alshaya’s team of experienced retail trainers and support team are focused on bringing the retail sector to life for students
  • Through its partnership with HRDF, Alshaya has committed to train 8,000 young people over five years
  • The training programme at Alshaya Retail Academy is accredited by the Saudi Skills Standards authority and doroob

The Retail Sector in KSA

  • The positive impact of retail on the Saudi economy is significant
  • The retail business in KSA is the biggest in the region, with annual sales expected to reach 400 bn Saudi Riyals by 2015
  • The sector is growing fast. Already employing over 1.2 million people, it creates thousands of jobs every year for young nationals