Rufford Abbey Retail Apprenticeship Rufford Country Park

Rufford Abbey Country Park are looking for a Retail Apprentice to work towards their Level 2 Retailer Apprenticeship. They will be part of the retail team in a busy in customer facing role.

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

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours per week, shift work including evening and weekends

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Here at Rufford Abbey we have a delightful range of shops selling local produce, outdoor clothing, craft ceramics, jewellery, books and souvenirs.

You will gain experience in all aspects of the retail departments at Rufford Abbey Country Park including:

  • Our Outdoor Living Shop which holds a selection of men's, women's and children's products for to suit all your outdoor lifestyle needs
  • The Crafts Shop which provides a range of quirky ornaments, traditional kitchenware, pleasing plates and tempting teapots. We also sell books, cards and little treasures from silk scarves to silver jewellery make it a great place to shop for gifts
  • Coach House Deli where customers can take home some quality local produce such as meat, cheese, ales, coffee and condiments focusing upon and highlighting the excellent producers in local vicinity

Your daily duties would include:

  • Meeting and greeting customers and serving customers quickly and efficiently
  • Be accountable for cash processing
  • Keep up to date with the latest products, produce and stock so that are able to answer all customer enquires
  • Approaching and assisting customers to locate suitable products
  • Re-merchandising to display stock in an appealing way
  • Ensure the counter area is kept presentable, clean and well stocked using stock rotation procedures
  • Assist in ensuring high standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the Deli, Outdoor Living Shop and Crafts Shop
  • Keeping up to date will all new company policies and portray a positive image of the Country Park, wearing the uniform provided whilst on duty.

You would be employed 30-32 hour per week basis on a £5.00 wage (Minimum of £150 per week)
You will work towards your Retailer Apprenticeship Level 2 throughout the 12-15-month Apprenticeship (You will also gain your Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT if you do not hold a C or above in these subjects at GCSE level.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good teamwork.
  • Flexibility to do different tasks
  • Ability to be friendly and polite, even when tired, or under pressure
  • Ability to follow procedures correctly, such as using a till
  • Confidence in giving advice and information

Personal qualities

Be able to use initiative.

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

On going training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time job.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. 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, £7.05 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.50 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit:

About the employer

Parkwood Leisure manage more than 84 facilities on behalf of 26 local authorities throughout England and Wales. We specialise in the development and operation of leisure facilities on behalf of Local Authority clients. Since our formation in 1995, we have grown considerably, managing a diverse range of sites throughout the country. Today we one of the most experienced providers of Leisure Management in the UK, with an enviable reputation for Quality, Care and Excellence which we deliver in each facility we operate.


Rufford Country Park


The Abbey

Rufford Abbey


NG22 9DF

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Training provider

  • Retailer Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship standard

Retail > Retailer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017