Retail Apprentice Infinity-Flowers

This retail assistant position requires you to deliver exceptional customer service to customers who are looking to purchase gifts and balloons for special occasions. You will need a creative flair to work in this business and be able to converse with people from diverse backgrounds.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 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

    Monday to Sunday 10am to 6pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Day to day duties will include:

  • Meet and greet customers to the shop
  • Taking orders for personalised gifts
  • Assist with creating personalised gifts for Umah Mubarak, Hajj and EID
  • Packaging selected gifts and flowers in cellophane for new baby and weddings
  • Check stock deliveries against orders
  • Merchandise shelves and products
  • Take cash and credit card payments
  • Maintain security  of products within the shop
  • Responsible for the health and safety

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Good attention to detail
  • Creative

Personal qualities

  • High levels of personal and business presentation
  • Enthusiastic
  • People person
  • Willing to learn and adapt

Qualifications required

Grade C and Above in Maths and English or equivalent but would consider Grade D.

Future prospects

This business is looking to recruit a permanent member of the team.

Things to consider

As part of this apprenticeship, you will be required to travel to both the employer location and also attend college. Please ensure that you have researched your travel arrangements and are happy with the time it will take and distance required to travel, before you apply for this vacancy.

About the employer

This family run gift and flower shop is situated on the busy Stratford Road in the heart of the community. There are a wide range of gifts, balloons and bouquets to choose from. The bouquets include gift packaged chocolate as well as flowers. The shop specialises on personalised gifts for Umah Mubarak, Hajj and EID.





Stratford Road


B11 4BP

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Training provider

  • A competence based qualification i.e. NVQ/QCF.
  • A knowledge based qualification i.e. Technical Certificate.
  • Key or Functional Skills (if required).
  • Employer Rights & Responsibilities.
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Birmingham Metropolitan College


Natalie Hall 0121 362 1122

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017