Apprentice Sales Assistant Peacocks Stores

To provide excellent customer service and generate sales. You will need to be flexible, with a positive attitude and happy to be multi-skilled across the following areas; till operation, stock replenishment, administrative work and customer service.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Working patterns includes evenings, weekends & bank holidays.

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    10 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This role will suit someone looking to gain a recognised qualification whilst working in a supportive and ever expanding organisation. To provide excellent customer service and generate sales.

You will need to be flexible, with a positive attitude and happy to be multi-skilled across the following areas:

  • Till operation
  • Stock replenishment
  • Administrative work and customer service

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good level of numeracy
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Comfortable working as part of a team and also using own initiative
  • Previous experience of working in hospitality is desirable

Personal qualities

  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Possess a willing manner
  • Good social skills
  • Be highly self motivated

Qualifications required

GCSE grade A*-C in Maths and English (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Permanent position on successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Our store is a very busy environment and you must be prepared to work hard with a positive and friendly attitude. The role will include long periods of physical activity and will require you to deliver excellent customer service whilst also driving sales. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Peacock's Penny Bazaars Established 1884...

Albert Frank Peacock founded the company in Warrington, Cheshire in 1884; a true Victorian Penny Bazaar selling anything and everything. His founding principle of value helped Peacocks develop a successful business that continued to grow throughout the twentieth century. In 1940, Albert’s son, Harold, moved the business to its current home in Cardiff.

Growing Into Clothes...

During the following years Peacocks continued to establish itself as a value-for-money retailer. From the mid 1990s onward Peacocks experienced significant development and growth and a greater emphasis on fashion, which helped to propel the brand to even greater success in today's market.
  • 1997 - Peacocks has a management buy-out.
  • 1999 - Peacocks floated on the London Stock Exchange.
  • 2002 - The Peacock Group acquired value retailer Bonmarche.
  • 2004 - The Peacock Group opened its first international store in Bahrain.
  • 2006 - Peacocks de-listed from the Stock Exchange to once again become a privately owned business.
  • 2008 - Peacocks exceeds 500 stores in the UK.
  • 2009 - Peacocks continues to open stores in the UK and abroad. Through collaboration with fashion designer Pearl Lowe. Peacocks continues to strengthen its fashion credentials.
  • 2012 - EWM Group buy Peacocks


Peacocks Stores


Cleveland Retail Park

Skippers Lane Industrial Estate



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Training provider

Level 2 Apprentices are allocated a Learning and Development Consultant (Assessor) who comes into the workplace to visit the Apprentice at work every month.

Each visit lasts around 2 hours and will include:

  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Assessment and evidence gathering towards achievement

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider

Qube Learning

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Qube Qualifications And Development Limited


ANDREA FERN 07469080170

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017