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Retail Assistant Apprenticeship FARMFOODS LIMITED

Are you ambitious and looking for a new career working in retail? Farmfoods are looking to recruit an Apprentice Retail Assistant at their Handsworth store. If you welcoming, helpful and friendly with a desire to learn new skills then this could be the perfect role for you. Apply today!

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

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £233.10

  • Working week

    Working 5 days out of 7. Shifts varying which will include weekends. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    27 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001758675

  • Positions

    1 available

Farmfoods are looking to recruit an Apprentice Retail Assistant  for our shop in Handsworth. We offer a permanent full-time position working a variety of shifts, 5 days from 7 each week.

As one of our retail apprentices you will:

  • Make all of our customers feel welcome with a friendly smile and simple hello
  • Help customers find the items they are looking for
  • Give a fast and friendly service at the tills, always offering help to pack and leaving a good impression with a friendly thank you and goodbye
  • Handle stock with care whilst working deliveries, quickly placing products into our freezers and onto our shelves ready for our customers to buy
  • Work with the rest of your team to complete the daily and weekly routines that keep our shops clean and tidy

You will need:

  • A friendly, positive, hardworking approach to work
  • To enjoy being busy as there is always something to do. You’ll jump from putting out deliveries to serving on the till, helping customers on the shop floor, completing important cleaning and stock rotation routines and more
  • To be reliable as you will be an important part of a small team. Your colleagues and customers will depend upon you to do your best on each shift and not let the team down
  • A bit of flexibility when it comes to your shifts. When other members of your team are off enjoying their holidays, we may need you to work slightly different hours to cover for them. Rota’s are planned three weeks in advance and your commitments outside of work will be taken into consideration when planning your shifts
  • Ensure that all work set by our apprenticeship provider is completed on time and to the best of your ability

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Productive
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Positive
  • Hardworking
  • Work well as an individual and as part of a team
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy

Desired qualifications

  • You do not have to have any qualifications to be successful in your application for this role

Future prospects

  • There are many opportunities for a career at Farmfoods. We have some great training programmes in place and only promote to Shop and Area Manager positions from within. Many people in management and central services positions at Farmfoods started their careers in our shops, so this could be the start of a rewarding career for you. This vacancy will become permanent upon completion of your apprenticeship

Things to consider

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday = 7am - 9pm
Saturday = 7am - 8pm
Sunday = 10am to 4pm
Earliest shift start = 5.30am
Latest shift finish = 10pm
Stocktake finish time = 10pm

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

Farmfoods are a family business with ambition. We pride ourselves on offering our customers great value, quality products from clean and tidy shops with the friendliest team in retail.

We aim to offer sensational value to customers on a great range of everyday family-oriented goods.  We back up our sensational value with a focus on delivering an ‘old fashioned’, genuine and friendly customer experience.

Our retail apprentices are very important. They each serve hundreds of customers each week and have the reputation of Farmfoods in their hands. To our customers, they are Farmfoods.

Employer

FARMFOODS LIMITED

Address

10

Holyhead Road

Birmingham

B21 0LT

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Training

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babcock Training Limited

Contact

Louise Abram 01704 502206 louise.abram@babcockinternational.com

  • Level 2 Retailer Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentice’s chosen career route, each standard has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role. This will include the completion of functional skills in Maths and English. Once the apprentice has completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and Babcock regional trainer confirm they have met all the requirements of the standard they will be put through to end point assessment. The end point assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods which test the skills and knowledge of the apprentice to ensure they are fully competent in their role. Each Apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, face to face training and workplace mentoring; this will encourage and help them to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare them for the end of point assessment.

Apprenticeship standard

Retail team leader

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Nov 2021