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Retail Assistant Apprentice

Job description

Coles Sewing Centre are looking to recruit a hardworking apprentice to join them in working in their shop providing advice to customers on all aspects of sewing. If you are looking to begin a career in retail this is a fantastic opportunity.

Coles Sewing Centre are looking to recruit a hardworking apprentice to join them in working in their shop providing advice to customers on all aspects of sewing. If you are looking to begin a career in retail this is a fantastic opportunity.

The Role - Day to day duties will include:

  • Assisting customers with purchases
  • Processing payments
  • Provide a high quality service to the customers
  • Advise customers on purchases relevant to them
  • Learn detailed information on the products and services offered to be able to offer them to customers appropriately
  • Learn to communicate effectively with customers
  • Understand the business and the business goals
  • Work as part of a team

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 01/09/2021

Possible start date: 02/09/2021

Skills required

  • Good communication skills
  • Punctual
  • Works well as part of a team

Qualifications required

A*-D/9-3 in maths and English or equivalent at GCSE desirable but not essential.

Training provided

Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner - https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/customer-service-practitioner-v1-1

  • Functional Skills English and maths (Level 1 or Level 2 is required)
  • Day release - One day per week to Nottingham College 15 month duration
  • Please note that as this is an apprenticeship standard you will be required to sit an end point assessment
  • Please refer to above link for more information

Future progression

Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Why are you interested in this apprenticeship?

Second question
Are you able to travel to the location?

Employer information

Large UK Dealer of Husqvarna Viking Sewing products and Licensed Credit Brokers - Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for Credit Brokerage. In addition they sell threads, haberdashery, run sewing courses, service and repair all makes of sewing machine, and offer fabrics. Based in Nottingham but will work across the UK as required.

Address details:

Coles Sewing Centre Ltd
90
Lower Parliament Street
Nottingham
NG1 1EH

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Reference number VAC001725964
Working week Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm. Range of shifts

(35 hours per week)

Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Customer Service Practitioner - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £168.75 (Weekly)

Wage explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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