Ecommerce & Design Apprentice Smarter Retail Ltd

We are passionate about delivering online retail excellence. We use advanced website systems and technology to make our users’ shopping experience seamless and more fulfilling.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 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

    37.5 Hours shift TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Aug 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designing products (Corel, Photoshop)
  • Producing goods using our CNC laser equipment
  • Packing and dispatch
  • Order Management
  • Customer Services
  • Product listing (website, Amazon, Not on The High Street)
  • Purchasing

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent creative skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Being Enthusiastic, Confident, Positive and Proactive
  • Ambitious with an appetite to learn

Personal qualities

  • Outgoing personality
  • A ‘can do’ approach
  • Positive attitude

Qualifications required

5 GCSE at grades A*- C or equivalent (including English Language and Maths),

Future prospects

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Smarter Retail is the company behind our various online brands. We operate from 5500 sq ft of warehouse space in Leeds, West Yorkshire and retail soft furnishings, furniture and homewares using our cutting-edge Ecommerce systems.


Smarter Retail Ltd


Oakwell Way



WF17 9LU

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Training provider

The Estio Training IT Apprenticeship programme gives people the opportunity to get hands on experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt. Learners will receive Eight weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual assessment, and help and guidance from a dedicated trainer who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience. Training will lead to industry-recognised qualifications including: • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing Focusing on: • Email and Marketing • SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) • PPC (Pay Per Click) • Online Advertising • Social Media • Image and Video Editing • Design

Apprenticeship framework

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Training provider

Estio Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Estio Technology Recruitment Ltd


scarlett uttley 0845 017 9997

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017