Graduation time at LDO’s Skills Academy

On August 3 London Designer Outlet’s Skills Academy celebrated the graduation of students who had successfully passed their City & Guilds accredited course in Service, Standards and Selling Skills.

The Skills Academy opened in October 2015 and has worked with 33 businesses at LDO, training 38 students and 36 mentors.

At the event, which was attended by a variety of local businesses, Sue Shepherd (Centre Manager, LDO) and Laura Ashby (Skills Academy Manager) spoke about the difference that skills training can make to both the career prospects and earnings of individuals when they are trained and developed.

In 2017, the Skills Academy will continue to offer retail training, but will also offer Management Development and Team Leader training courses, both of which have been developed in partnership with The Inspiration Group who deliver all the courses at the Academy.