Apprentice Flower Shop Assistant, Kirkby in Ashfield Kayley Day

Customer service, beautiful window displays and specialist gift service are all parts of the role available at this independent florist. If this is for you, apply today!

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 8.30am – 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

There is always something to do in this small but busy establishment. From cleaning and merchandising, to ribbon duties on displays and bouquets.

  • You will learn to create beautiful window displays and understand when they need to be changed to attract new business or at the change of a season.
  • You will speak with customers by telephone, via social media and face to face finding out about their needs.
  • You will be encouraged to help upsell wherever you can.
  • You will learn about costs, pricing, special orders and merchandising as well as being part of the delivery of exceptional customer service at all times.
  • You will understand how to monitor stock and ensure that you have enough stock available at various times of the year.
  • You will understand the stock that you have available and the services that you can provide.
  • You will learn how to protect the reputation of the business and how it can be affected.
  • You will learn how to use technology to complete tasks such as customer payments, social media to highlight the services and products of the business.

Applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Centre with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Self-motivated and reliable.
  • Confidence with meeting and speaking to new people and conversing with ease.
  • Genuine interest in the sector.

Personal qualities

  • Time management skills.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Smart professional appearance.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grades A to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English - 2017 grading system, grade 9 – grade 4.

Future prospects

Vision Business has strong employer links within the sector and we encourage all our employers to consider further opportunities, this may include progression onto an advanced/higher apprenticeship or full time employment.

Things to consider

Please note: • Only applications with a current contact number and/or email address can be accepted. • All applications are acknowledged by telephone in the first instance. • Every applicant must attend a Vision Business Assessment Centre prior to being presented to the employer. • From 1st April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £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 wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: On successful appointment: • You will be entitled to receive statutory annual leave. • This is a weekly/monthly paid post. • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work. • You must work with your Specialist to complete apprenticeship work on time and to the best of your ability. • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures. • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding. • Please note this vacancy may close earlier than the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled.

About the employer

Kayley started in the floristry business 11 years ago. After working the markets to gain experience and to secure her loyal customer base, last year in October she opened her shop in Kirkby. The shop is a beautiful showpiece for the work that Kayley herself carries out and is busy throughout the year. Kayley is now looking to share her experience with an apprentice and help them to gain the skills that she herself has gained over the years.


Kayley Day





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Training provider

Vision Business is part of the West Nottinghamshire College Group.  West Nottinghamshire College is one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country with a well-earned reputation for excellence particularly in the areas of apprenticeships. The college was named a national Beacon College in 2009. With 30,000 students nationwide and links with over 2,000 employers, we are a high-profile centre of education that is well known for producing work-ready, ambitious and highly-skilled individuals.  We offer apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and adult apprenticeships in a range of sector specialisms.

An apprenticeship is an on the job learning programme that allows you, the apprentice, to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards theory elements in addition to putting the theory into practice, some of this will be in your own time.

As part of your apprenticeship and dependent on your prior attainment you may be required to complete Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills which are an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition.

Vision Business will also work with you to ensure your knowledge of Employment Rights and Responsibilities are at the required level for an apprentice.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this or any other vacancy please call the Vision Apprentices team on 01623 627191, extension 8799.

Apprenticeship standard

Retail > Retailer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vision West Nottinghamshire College


leoni Hirst 01623627191

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017