Retail Apprenticeship Speights Ltd

The duties will involve checking and displaying of stock onto display. Great customer service to new & existing customers who come into store and contact on the telephone. Full training will be given, whilst working towards a L2 NVQ qualification in Retail.

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Closing date: 29 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

    9.30am/5.30pm 5 days. Saturday is a compulsory work day. 1 day off mid week to compensate for Saturday working

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a great opportunity to work within a long established business, to work towards a Level 2 Retail NVQ qualification.

The duties would include:

  • Telephone and face to face contact with customers
  • Logging of all contact with customers on the in-house computer system
  • Merchandise Displays
  • Cleaning of products within the store
  • Unpacking of deliveries to receipt into stock
  • This list is not exhaustive

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Well organised and thorough, even under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Punctual
  • Conscientious
  • Proactive
  • Willing to learn
  • Good attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic, pro-active and self- motivated approach.
  • Reliable and conscientious.
  • Excellent punctuality and attendance.
  • Excellent effective communication and listening skills.
  • Good Personality

Qualifications required

  • G.C.S.E's (or equivalent) including Maths and English at C or above.

Future prospects

Great prospects for progression to a full time position for the right candidate.

Things to consider

This wage is correct for NMW for apprentices. The wage will be reviewed on a regular basis, dependent on the progression of the learner. Make sure you can travel to the place of work on a daily basis.

About the employer

Speights Lighting and Home in Mirfield (Kirklees) is a premier retailer of home and lighting products. Our comprehensive collection of lights includes wall and ceiling lights, kitchen and IP rated bathroom lighting, recessed downlights to floor & table lamps. We have an extensive collection of lighting solutions that can provide the finishing touches to any room. We supply complete lighting solutions from all of the acclaimed manufacturers of high quality lighting including Franklite, Mantra, Searchlight, Endon and many more. Our trained staff are available to support you with all the guidance and technical experience that you desire in-store, by telephone or online to ensure that you purchase impeccable lights for your personal specification. In addition to our colossal collection of lights, Speights Lighting and Home also have an extensive range of home products from picture frame to candles, clocks to furniture to help provide the quintessential finishing touch to any room within your home.


Speights Ltd


Classic Works

Huddersfield Road


WF14 8BJ

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Training provider

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Retail comprising of:-

  • Level 2 Certificate in Retail Skills.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge.
  • Functional Skills Level 1/2 in English.
  • Functional Skills Level 1/2 in Maths.

Apprenticeship standard

Retail > Retailer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by C M S Vocational Training Ltd


Mandy Hodson 01924 470477

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017