Retail Sales Apprentice Craig Murphy

Upton Carpets are looking for the right candidate to help with their sales of flooring and carpets. You need to like maths due to measuring and visits to measure surfaces. You will work effectively as part of a small team

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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 and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    30 hours Monday to Saturday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • Receive goods into storage and materials in retail environment
  • Able to calculate floor surfaces and be able to transfer measurements to floor fitter
  • Keep stock at sale at required levels
  • Process customer orders
  • Display stock to promote sales to customers in a retail environment
  • Deal with customers queries and complaints in a retail environment
  • Process applications for measuring
  • Follow procedures set by the employer
  • Like people and working with the public
  • This vacancy will close as soon as the correct candidate applies so apply NOW!!!!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Friendly and approachable
  • Great with sales
  • Give customers a positive impression
  • Cash up in a retail environment
  • Promote the products and services
  • Market the products and services
  • Bring in new customers
  • Sales and enabling the business to grow and develop
  • Check on stock
  • Help support the carpet fitter
  • Work as part of a team
  • Help support other team members

Personal qualities

  • Approachable
  • Adaptable
  • Great with sales
  • Good listening skills
  • Ensure that there enough carpet and flooring in stock
  • Help support the manager and the fitter

Qualifications required

GCSEs in Maths and English are required (or the equivalent qualifications).

Future prospects

If you are the right candidate there is a possibility of a full time role however you will need to impress the employer within your first 12 months within the sales environment.

Things to consider

Are you happy working in a sales environment.

About the employer

Working for a local employer - who has set up his own flooring and carpets business based in Upton Wirral.  You will be part of this team helping with the sales and bringing in new customers.  Helping choose colours and carpets and matching.  You need to like working with numbers and measurements of floor areas


Craig Murphy


Ford Road


CH49 0XB

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Training provider

L2 in Retail which is work based learning.  Interserve/ESG will come and visit you in your workplace and will deliver your qualification to you inclusive of your functional skills and also your technical certificate.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment


Jules Westbrook

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017