Apprentice Retail Sales Assistant - Southend Savers

An Apprentice Retail Sales Assistant (Level 2) is required at Savers. The role will involve working in our store as a team member while completing a qualification in retail. The successful candidate will be completing tasks that include serving customers, setting up displays, stocking shelves and general shop keeping.

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Closing date: 24 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £8.65 per hour, £337.35 per week

  • Working week

    5/7 Days, 6 hours a day, the candidate needs to be fully flexible and able to work mornings, evenings and weekends. Exact days and shifts to be confirmed (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 May 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Demonstrating exceptional customer service
  • Understanding the business and maintaining the brand reputation
  • Resolving customer queries
  • Using knowledge to promote products to customers
  • Highlighting promotional offers to work towards achieving sales targets
  • Supporting promotion changes and stock rotation

The training you will be getting

  • Your training will take place in store, with no college days and no homework
  • At the end of your training period, you will complete a discussion around your experiences, a multiple-choice test and an observation within your role
  • You will be supported throughout by your team and your assessor to achieve your Retailer Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Can progress to:

  • Team Leader
  • Sales Assistant
  • Level 3 Supervisor Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry-specific competence.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade English and maths grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

• You are not currently in any form of education, and you are available for full time shifts • You haven't completed a Retail Apprenticeship before • You are eligible to work in the UK • You are brand new to retail

About the employer

In 2019 Savers were awarded 4th place in the Sunday Times best big companies to work for. We were the highest placed retailer in the list. This recognises the levels of engagement within our teams and demonstrates our commitment to our people. Savers was acquired by AS Watson in 2000 to further our value led offer in the UK. “Our aim is to be the most competitively priced health and beauty retailer on the high street,from a clean crisp contemporary store setting with friendly, efficient and trained colleagues". We provide branded products at affordable prices. We have over 400 stores throughout England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales and are still expanding.




1 Queens Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Gemma Allman

01977 809561

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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