Apprentice Retail Assistant Waterlife & Pets

Apprentice Retail Assistant working within a pet store, assisting with animal care and all general upkeep of the business based in Burnley.

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

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Closing date: 20 Jan 2018

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

    5 out of 7 days, Start 9am, Sunday start 10:30am, Finish 5pm, Sunday 4:30pm, 1 hour lunch break, 38 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jan 2018

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • General animal care
  • General housekeeping
  • Incoming stock
  • Stock checks
  • Product displays
  • Liaising with customer orders
  • Cash handling
  • Producing customer orders
  • Providing specialist advice
  • Fish care and maintenance

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must have good communication and customer service skills.

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping.
  • Manual handling.
  • Confident.
  • Reliable.
  • Keen and willing to learn.
  • Could affect asthmatics and anyone with peanut and animal allergies.

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

Upon completion of the apprenticeship you could continue in full time employment.

About the employer

Pet store based in Burnley, Lancashire


Waterlife & Pets



Curzon Street


BB11 1DF

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Training provider

  • Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Retail, including a NVQ, functional skills in maths and English and work based learning.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North Lancs Training Group Ltd


Recruitment Team 01254 395355

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Jan 2018