Retail Apprentice Christopher Scotney Ltd

Are you looking for a career in Retail? A rare and fantastic opportunity has arisen to work and train as a Retail Apprentice with Christopher Scotney Menswear, a well-established premier independent retailer of men's fashion and formal wear in Leicester city centre.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    5 days per week (including Saturday) Monday-Saturday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm with 1 hour for lunch (with a day off in lieu of Saturday working).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • The position will include working closely with our experienced team in aspects of the retail business.
  • This would typically include serving our customers as well as ensuring the store is clean and well presented at all times.
  • There will also be an opportunity to support our team in the continued success of our transactional website.
  • There might also be an opportunity to assist in the buying and processing of stock and merchandising.

In addition to the weekly wage, we also offer a generous staff discount programme.

This position will give the top candidate the chance to progress right up the career ladder and we will invest a great deal of time and effort to support the best individual.

In the longer term and for the right person, this may lead to substantial opportunities for the apprentice to progress through within the sector.

Consequently we are looking for a capable and motivated individual who takes a great deal of pride in their work and demonstrates a ‘can do’ attitude towards their responsibilities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills are essential to this role and would suit somebody with a strong personality.

Personal qualities

  • It is essential that you are well presented, confident and enthusiastic with a willingness to learn new skills.
  • An interest in Men's fashion would also be advantageous.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grade C passes in English and Mathematics would be desirable, or equivalent qualification, but not essential as full support can be provided.

Future prospects

Most employers working with Leicester College are keen to offer permanent employment to a reliable, hardworking individual based on their performance throughout their Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Interview, closing date and possible start dates are only a guideline as interviews for this position will be held on an ongoing basis, therefore the start date could alter as the vacancy will close as soon as a successful candidate is selected. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Christopher Scotney has been at the forefront of designer menswear for over 40 years. We exist solely to provide the finest designer wear shopping experience to both our in-store and online customers.

We have been based at our award winning store on the London Road in Leicester since 1972. We aim to offer a product for all occasions. Our emphasis is on style, quality and service. This, plus an onsite tailor and a handy car park; are designed to make every shopping experience a real pleasure.

This is a Leicester College Apprenticeship Training Agency vacancy where you will be employed by Leicester College and complete the practical training with the host company Christopher Scotney is a well established men's designer clothing store and men's suit hire shop with nearly 40 years experience in delivering quality and service.

We are an authorised stockist which means all our men's designer clothing products and men's hire suits are current season and are bought directly from the manufacturer by our dedicated buying team.


Christopher Scotney Ltd



London Road



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Retailer Apprenticeship Standard.

Apprenticeship standard

Retail > Retailer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College


Recruitment Team 0116 2295509

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017