Hameedia commits to empowering the nation’s youth through special internship programme

2018-10-19 12:18:00

In align with the world Children’s day celebration, Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist launched a special retail internship programme across the Island. In an ongoing effort to nurture young talent and empower the nation’s youth, Hameedia and My Friend Foundation initiated this project and endorsed by the Sri Lanka Retailers’ Academy, and will be supported by several partnering companies including Keels, Orange Electricals, National Youth Model United Nations and Center of Business Service & Excellence. 

This program is especially designed for students, school-leavers and undergraduates aged between 18 and 23 years, the six-month internship programme will initially enroll 25 interns, who will receive valuable experience and exposure in the field of Marketing, Sales and Retail. Selling is vital for any profession, so by enrolling to this internship program you will be able to get the exposure and experience to sell. This program will continue throughout the year and providing opportunity for all the youths across the country. 

While the core focus of the internship programme will be on Sales and Retail, interns will also be exposed to interesting new skills and concepts such as designing shirts, eating healthy and engaging in community initiatives. In addition to the rare opportunity to experience Hameedia’s dynamic working environment, the exclusive programme will also give interns the chance to custom-design a shirt and present it as a gift during the Christmas season. During the training period, interns will learn to embrace a more holistic approach to dressing and living well, and will be trained on how to prepare an array of wholesome and healthy meals, which they can recreate at home for their families. The participants would be able to engage in Outward bound training so that the participants will be physically fit as well. 

Commenting on Hameedia’s upcoming Retail Internship Programme, Fouzul Hameed, Managing Director – Hameedia stated:

“We are pleased to announce the launch of our Retail Internship program where we will offer a selected group of young people the rare opportunity to learn and explore the nooks and crannies of Sales and Retail. At Hameedia, we have always been passionate about recognizing and grooming local talent and building a brighter future for the younger generations of Sri Lanka. I believe that this exclusive internship programme will allow us to do just that, as it will pave the way for youngsters who are interested in the field to get a feel for industry, discover their talents, tap into their potential and develop and fine-tune their skills. We are also pleased that with the help of our partners, we will be able to take this training programme beyond the scope of our showrooms and outlets, and make it an enriching life experience which our interns can share with their families and loved ones.” 

Established in 1949, and with nearly 70 years of experience, Hameedia has grown to become a pioneer in the Sri Lankan retail fashion industry. The fashion store is renowned for delivering high quality custom tailoring under the bespoke category as well as ready-made clothes for gentlemen. The Hameedia, multi-brand retail stores house a collection of quality menswear brands such as Adidas, Le Bond, Envoy London and Signature, to name a few. Hameedia also prides itself on offering outstanding standards of service to ensure that all clients enjoy a shopping experience that is positive and personalized. With a network of over 30 outlets across Sri Lanka and a large and experienced team, Hameedia has a strong local presence and has also extended its operations to the global fashion industry. 


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