Apprentice Retail Assistant FARMFOODS LIMITED

Farmfoods are looking to recruit an Apprentice Retail Assistant at their Pitsea Shop. Working on a till, putting out stock, and cleaning duties. If you are 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: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,108.00

    £329.00 per week £9.40 per hour

  • Working week

    Working 5 days out of 7 (shifts vary which will include weekends - to be confirmed). • Earliest shift start = 6.00am • Latest shift finish = 9.30pm • Stocktake finish time = 8.30pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000249487

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As one of our retail apprentices, you will:

  • Make all of our customers feel welcome with a friendly smile and a 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

To become an apprentice, you must:

  • Be 16 or over
  • Not already in full-time education
  • You can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career, want a change or you're upskilling in your current job. You can have a previous qualification like a degree and still start an apprenticeship, provided you are in a different field or learning new skills

As an apprentice, you’ll:

  • Have regular one-to-one sessions with a dedicated trainer either remotely or through visits to your workplace
  • Learn and train for a specific job
  • Get paid and receive holiday leave
  • Get hands-on experience in a real job
  • Study for at least 20% of your working hours
  • Complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
  • Be on a career path with lots of future potential

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

Levels of an apprenticeship:

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level.

The training you will be getting

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 of training and the employer and Inspiro's regional trainer confirm they have met all the requirements of the standard, they will be put through to End Point Assessment (EPA).

The end point assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods that 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 point assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

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.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

Other None Required (Grade None Required) Desired

Things to consider

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

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

The Broadway, High Road

Pitsea

Basildon

SS13 3AR

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Training

Training provider

BABCOCK SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING LIMITED

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

Contact

Lyndsay Wainwright

lyndsay.wainwright@inspirolearning.co.uk

01162046943

Apprenticeship standard

Retailer

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


Employer's Application Instructions

For further information on this vacancy and to apply please click ‘apply’. At this point you will enter the Inspiro Learning website where you can review the Job Vacancy in more detail and apply. Please complete the application form. Your details will be sent to the Employer.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024