River Island Clothing Job Training

23 employees reported this benefit
Updated 29 Jan 2016
2.1
12 Ratings

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14 Sep 2020
Current Employee

They show you how to do stuffs but the important thing is you need to learn by yourself the rest

3 Sep 2019
Former Employee

Not really trained. Just read a bunch of stuff and then put on shop floor and excepted to do well.

14 Jan 2018
Current Gerber Pattern Cutter in London, England

Great training in company ideals and history. Lots of workshops available to increase knowledge. But generally Pattern cutters know everything they need to know to do their job in order to join the team in the first place and it comes down to kind department colleagues to inform of any RI specific practices.

10 Jan 2018
Current Part Time Sales Assistant in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

job is slow but will get there once asked a few times

15 May 2017
Former Employee

Just read a few sheets of paper and signed them and got shown what to do on tills a couple of times and you're on your own

14 Jan 2017
Current Sales Manager in Livingston, Scotland

in almost 11 years there have been 2 training courses available to me and nothing offered to lower level staff

6 Oct 2016
Former Employee

It's very brief and not every informative. Also their till training is awful. I had to keep bugging them to train me on tills and that took a month. Some of my colleagues that were Christmas temps had to take it apon them to teach themselves. They were also told "you're only a Christmas temp, so your not 'worthy' to learn the tills" ... What the hell does that mean river island???! Explain yourselves? Also, you're blamed and moaned at for doing things wrong (even though you haven't been trained in the first place)..

6 Oct 2016
Current Sales advisor in London, England

It's very brief and not every informative. Also their till training is awful. I had to keep bugging them to train me on tills and that took a month. Some of my colleagues that were Christmas temps had to take it apon them to teach themselves. They were also told "you're only a Christmas temp, so your not 'worthy' to learn the tills" ... What the hell does that mean river island???! Explain yourselves? Also, you're blamed and moaned at for doing things wrong (even though you haven't been trained in the first place)..

30 Mar 2016
Former Sales Advisor in Sheffield, England

Customer Service training is given quite often and assessments are done regularly. You will never be appointed to the same area of the store every shift, so training is given for all areas; front of house, cash desks, fitting rooms, denim, footwear, etc. In the first few shifts, you are likely to be paid with a more experienced member who will guide you through your duties, and answer any of your questions.

29 Oct 2015
Current Store Manager in London, England

The training book looks very comprehensive but you do not get sent to a training store so the managers know as much if not less than you. Or you only get sent for a week not 4 weeks so there are still areas outstanding, your AM may say you'll go back at a later date but it never happens.There is no follow up after the training is completed. New systems are introduced and you are given a very uncomprehensive training call on it before having to use it - if you go ahead and work it out you are then given the responsibility of training the whole area when your understanding is mainly trial and error!

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