Poundland Retail Level 2 Apprenticeship Programme


Retail is a really exciting industry to work in, where you can realistically climb the career ladder. Start your retail career with this retail assistant vacancy at Poundland where you will be providing excellent customer service.

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Closing date: 21 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

5 out of 7 days on rota

Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 Months

Possible start date

08 May 2017

Date posted

30 Jan 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Do you find it easy to build relationships with anyone you meet? Do you get excited seeing new trends and inspiring fashion? We have an opportunity for you to earn while you learn, in a role that will let you use both these talents. Retail is a fantastic path, to start your career within the service or fashion industry. We are offering a retail apprenticeship at Poundland on a 12 months fixed term contract.

Poundland is a British variety store chain, listed on the London Stock Exchange, which sells most items in its stores for £1.

Your role will be based in a Poundland store where you will be providing excellent customer service. But selling to customers is only one part of the job.

Some of the skills you will learn may include:

  • Ensure excellent customer service is provided
  • To process till transactions quickly and accurately
  • To replenish stock as directed
  • To undertake other ad hoc duties as required
  • Check for fraudulent transactions
  • Ensure stock rotation takes place
  • Check deliveries with driver and sign for these
  • Count up products and allocate in relevant sections
  • Upload relevant information onto systems to confirm delivery and damages
  • Ensure waste/packaging is managed and disposed of correctly

This is an overview of some of your potential everyday tasks.

You'll gain valuable skills and experience to kick start your career. Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship you'll gain a nationally recognised retail qualification, along with functional skills in Maths, English & ICT.

All of your training will be provided by learndirect, the UK's largest provider of Apprenticeships. We've helped lots of people like you develop their skills and gain experience in their chosen field. Every year we find work for and train over 23,000 apprentices.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should have excellent communication skills with the desire to work in a team environment. You will be organised and confident with a passion for delivering exceptional customer service.

Personal qualities

You will be a reliable and enthusiastic person with a professional attitude and smart appearance.

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to progress to an NVQ level 3 in retail.

Things to consider

Before you make your application, please ensure that you are able to reliably travel to and from the employer location on a daily basis. Please check bus times/travel arrangements.

Please do not contact the employer directly - for any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact 0116 2421771.

About the employer

Poundland’s retailing concept is extremely simple: a range of more than 3,000 items – representing AMAZING VALUE for money. Our pilot store opened in the Octagon Centre, Burton-upon-Trent in December of 1990, followed by new stores in High Street, Meadowhall and other quality trading locations. Shoppers loved the concept, and so did fellow retailers and landlords. The stores proved to be a huge success. Meadowhall’s success was repeated by further stores opening by the end of the year.




4-6 Middle Pavement Pavements Shopping Centre Ch

Pavements Shopping Centre


S40 1PA

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Training provider

  • Retail Level 2 - 12 MONTHS
  • EDI Level 2 Certificate in Retail Skills (QCF)
  • EDI Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge (QCF)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics and English
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
  • (Work based learning)

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by learndirect Limited


Fibi-Anne Cozens

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Closing date: 21 Apr 2017