Programme aims to prepare workers for luxury product sector.

The European Quality Circle (EQC), an organisation that works to increase sales, profitability and confidence among jewellery retailers and buying groups, is set to offer a number of training programmes in the luxury product sector.

EQC’s chief executive Eyal Atzmon said the EQC Training Centre (EQC-TC) would “serve luxury retailers aiming to boost sales, improve their management skills and those of their staff”.


The programmes are designed to boost the careers of those already working in, or hoping to work in, the luxury product retail sector.

"As someone who has operated for many years within the wholesale and retail diamond, gem and jewellery business, I frequently saw these businesses’ needs for operators and staff members with suitable skills and experience in the luxury product sector,” said Atzmon.

“Therefore, setting up training programmes and modules is in line with EQC’s mission. Our aim is to locate, engage and service like-minded retailers who wish to sell top-quality products, provide the best customer service, and, as a result, enhance consumer confidence in luxury products.”

The EQC-TC will be offering focused training programmes for a number of luxury retail sectors, initially jewellery and watches, to be followed by cosmetics, optometry, as well as high fashion and accessories.

The diamond and gem training programmes are provided by HRD and will offer its curriculum in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese and Hebrew.

The programmes will launch on May 1 and all students who complete the training will receive a EQC Passport – a certificate of sorts – that they can list on their CV.

The programmes will take place in Antwerp, Belguim.