Apprentice Sales Assistant Savers Health & Beauty Ltd

As an Apprentice Sales Assistant you are the first point of contact for our customers. You will be delivering exceptional customer service and act as an ambassador for the Savers brand.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Worked across 5 days Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Our mission at Savers is to have the most competitively priced health and beauty products on the high street, from a clean, contemporary store setting with friendly, efficient and trained colleagues. Just like us, you like people. You are confident, like working as part of a team and are passionate about good customer service. You like looking ahead to see what’s next, developing your skills and want to learn about how a retailer operates their business.

Your role at Savers will be all about giving the customers excellent service, ensuring that the store is well merchandised and the high level of store standards and presentation is maintained at all times, this will enable you to drive sales and achieve targets.

This will include:

  • Understanding what the Savers customer wants
  • Demonstrating exceptional customer service
  • Understanding the business and maintaining the brand reputation
  • Resolving customer queries
  • Using knowledge to promote products to customers
  • Highlighting promotional offers to work towards achieving sales targets
  • Supporting promotion changes and stock rotation
  • Understanding how to increase sales through product placement
  • Adhering to all policies and procedures
  • Supporting store delivery of KPIs

You will be supported throughout your apprenticeship by an assessor and your store manager who will guide you and make sure you keep on track and complete the qualification on time. Our Retail Apprenticeship is nationally recognised and demonstrates that you have the skills and knowledge needed to do the job effectively.

It’s a great experience that will prepare you for even bigger challenges. Savers Sales Assistants are extremely important to us; we recognise that you are our Supervisors of tomorrow. We will actively develop your skills and offer excellent training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills to enable you to complete a Level 2 Retailer Diploma Apprenticeship
  • Confident communicator
  • Excellent people skills
  • Keen interest in retail business
  • Adaptable with a positive attitude to learning and working

Personal qualities

  • Are confident working with people
  • Are hard-working and looking for variety and a fast paced working environment
  • Are quick-thinking
  • Want to develop new skills
  • Are a real team player
  • Have a strong work ethic and flexible approach
  • Have an interest in retail business
  • Are ambitious and keen to progress
  • Are committed to achieving your qualification

Qualifications required

  • A GCSE Grade C or equivalent in Maths and English Language
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills to enable you to complete a Level 2 Retailer Diploma Apprenticeship

Future prospects

Success in this role could enable you to take your next step with us, as we have a strong desire to promote from within and reward the highest achievers.

Things to consider

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

Savers was acquired by AS Watson in 2000 to further our value led offer in the UK. Our aim is to be the most competitively priced health and beauty retailer on the high street… from a clean crisp contemporary store setting with friendly, efficient and trained colleagues” We provide branded products at affordable prices. We work extensively on the range of products we offer and have extended our ranges. In 2010 we introduced alcohol into stores. We continue to strive to launch the biggest products on the high street at the lowest prices. We have over 350 stores throughout England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales and are still expanding. In 2014 we won Best Personal Care Retailer as awarded by Verdict.


Savers Health & Beauty Ltd


3A Baytree Centre


CM14 4BX

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Training provider

Your Retail  L2 Apprenticeship will be delivered on site within your store where you will be supported throughout.

You will work through a programme of learning with the support of an Assessor and your Manager over a 12 month period, all done on site, so no college days!

During the 13th month of your contract you will take part in an end assessment with an independent Assessor, which includes an observation of your ability, a discussion around your experiences and a multiple choice written test.

On successful completion of your Apprenticeship you will receive:

  • A nationally recognised qualification - HABC Level 2 Retailer Diploma
  • An in depth knowledge of the products we sell
  • Fantastic customer service skills
  • Increased confidence and ability in dealing with the public
  • Insight in to how a retail business operates

Apprenticeship standard

Retail > Retailer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Superdrug Stores Plc

Employer's Application Instructions

Click onto Apprenticeships on the right hand side and use the search function to find your nearest apprenticeship vacancy using your postcode. Click onto your chosen vacancy for full description and click apply at bottom of the page to proceed. Follow the application instructions, upload a CV and provide as much information as possible.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Oct 2017