Retail Apprentice R Clarke & Sons

R Clarkes and Sons is looking for someone who is a hard worker to work in this retail environment. Are you someone who is always willing to get stuck in and support your team ? Excellent communication skills are a must too, plus plenty of enthusiasm to hit daily goals and targets, and a passion for providing a superb customer experience.

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Closing date: 13 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm. You may be required to work Saturdays as and when required. Days TBC at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We will offer fantastic training which delivers real career development opportunities.

Duties to incude:

  • Working as a team to ensure a world class customer experience.
  • Executing store operations including promotional activity.
  • Provide quality beverages, whole bean, and food products consistently for all customers by adhering to all recipe and presentation standards.
  • Follow operational policies and procedures, including those for cash handling, security and health and safety to ensure the safety of self, customers and partners at all times.
  • Providing a cheerful and helpful manner while greeting guests and preparing their orders.
  • Using a cash register to record the order and compute the amount of the bill.
  • Collect payment from customers and give the correct change.
  • Inform supervisors when equipment is not working properly and when supplies are getting low.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills (essential).
  • Numerate and Literate.
  • Ability to work to tight timescales.
  • Able to use own initiative.
  • Able to work as part of a team, as well as individually.
  • Able to deal with customers effectively. 

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and polite.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Flexible.
  • Desire to develop.
  • Honest and trustworthy.

Qualifications required

  • The right candidate should have GCSE's at grades C or above in English Language and Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

Very good opportunity to develop and grow within the organisation.

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills. Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed. Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a matching recruitment service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

If you grew up in the Tees Valley anytime since the 1940’s you’ll probably know R Clarke and Sons Butchers. It was a successful family business with a fantastic reputation for providing excellent service and high quality produce -all at a very fair price. We have continued in that tradition and expanded from the old butchers shop to meet the changing needs of our customers, but we’ve never shifted from our guiding principles of service, quality and price. We still cook and prepare in the original premises where the Clarke family lived and worked but our offering has expanded to business lunches, event catering, on the go vans and wholesale sandwiches.


R Clarke & Sons



Hope Street


TS23 4HE

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Training provider

  • Level 2 qualification in Retail.
  • Technical Certificate.
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (where required).
  • Day release class.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider

Northern Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northern Skills Group

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Closing date: 13 Nov 2017