Apprentice –Retail Assistant (Specialist) LATIMERS SEAFOOD LIMITED

Working for a multi-award winning, family run seafood business on the coast at Whitburn, South Tyneside in a well-established and friendly team.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    You will work 42.5 hours over 5 days per week and be expected to work 5 out of 8 bank holidays. You may be asked to work occasionally at an evening event

    Total hours per week: 42.50

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an Apprentice Retail Assistant you will:

  • Take orders, serve customers and take payment.
  • Gain excellent customer service skills.
  • Learn how to prepare and present fish and seafood.
  • Greet and serve customers.
  • Maintain extremely high standards of food safety and hygiene.
  • Discuss and advise on items available/for sale.
  • Stock the service counter and present items attractively.
  • Communicate well with your team, line managers and the public.
  • Be an integral part of the team helping the business to run effectively.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Flexibility.
  • Good attitude and willingness to learn.

Personal qualities

  • Must have a passion for seafood and fish.
  • Must be able and willing to handle fish and seafood.
  • Hardworking with good work ethic.
  • Ability to work in a busy environment and use own initiative.
  • Presentable and professional.
  • Friendly, honest and reliable.

Qualifications required

  • Must have GCSEs, or equivalent, grades D or above in both English & Mathematics.
  • If successfully selected for interview you will be assessed in English and Mathematics.

Future prospects

Possible full time employment upon completion of apprenticeship.

Things to consider

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).

About the employer

Latimer’s Seafood is widely regarded as the best fishmongers in the area. We are an independent family run fishmongers that pride ourselves on the quality and freshness of our fish and shellfish. We are utterly thrilled to have been awarded the national accolade of “Fishmonger of the Year 2015” by the prestigious Farm Shop and Deli Awards




Shell Hill

Whitburn Bents Road



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Training provider

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Retail Skills including:

  • Level 2 - Diploma in Retail Skills.
  • Level 2 – Certificate in Retail Knowledge.
  • Functional Skills - Maths & English.
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.
  • Employee Rights & Responsibility.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gateshead College


Sarah Gardner

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017