Apprentice Store Manager FARMFOODS LIMITED

Are you an experienced team leader or supervisor in retail, hospitality or another customer focussed industry? Are you looking to progress further into a management role? If yes, then this might be the opportunity for you. Apply today!

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

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Closing date: 11 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £29,897.68

    (£29,897.68 - £35,000.00)

  • Working week

    Working 5 days out of 7. Shifts vary which will include weekends (Days and shifts to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 45.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000263674

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Are you an experienced team leader or supervisor in retail, hospitality or another customer focussed industry? Are you looking to progress further into a management role? If yes, then this might be the opportunity for you.

We are looking to recruit a Apprentice Store Manager to cover both the Wolverton (Primary location) and Bletchley Shops. We offer a permanent full-time (45 hours per week) position working a variety of shifts, 5 days from 7 each week.

What does the training involve?

  • Initial training period working alongside an experienced shop manager and developing your practical skills in retail management
  • A period of running your shop with high support from your Area Manager
  • Approximately 3-6 months into your training, you will take on full responsibility for our Wolverton and Bletchley shops while you will continue to develop your management skills, with the support of your area manager.
  • Working towards a Level 4 Retail Manager apprenticeship qualification with Inspiro Learning, our approved training provider
  • Support with upskilling your maths and English (if required)
  • Completion of an independent end point assessment at the end of your training

This is an 19-month training programme and upon successful completion you will be made a permanent employee.

In return for your hard work and commitment, you will receive:

  • A starting salary of £29,897.68 (which will increase to £35,000.00 after 6 months).
  • A retail manager level 4 apprenticeship standard qualification
  • Paid time to complete your apprenticeship coursework
  • Great training and support
  • 30 Days holiday each year
  • 15% Staff discount to use in any of our shops
  • Free life assurance
  • Workplace pension

As one of our Apprentice Shop Managers you will:

  • Be fully accountable for your shop and responsible for ensuring that customers are looked after and shop routines are completed to maintain a safe, clean and tidy shop
  • Motivate and guide your team to be as successful and efficient as possible
  • Lead by example and get stuck in with the day to day tasks involved in running one of our busy shops
  • Control key costs including payroll, shrinkage and waste
  • Meet standards in relation to customer service, cash handling, health and safety, stock management, merchandising and presentation
  • Take responsibility for recruitment, training and development of your team

To become an apprentice, you must:

  • Be 16 or over
  • Not already be 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.

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.

Weekly wage advertised equates to (£29,897.68 - £35,000.00) p.a (depending on previous experience).

The training you will be getting

Retail Manager Level 4 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
  • 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 of point assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This is an 19-month training programme and upon successful completion you will be made a permanent employee. There are many opportunities for a career at Farmfoods. We always look to promote our team members internally, and many people in management and central services positions at Farmfoods started their careers in our shops. This could be the start of a rewarding and long-term career for you


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Leadership Skills

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. The successful applicant will be based across the Wolverton and Bletchley shops. Units 17-21, the Brunel Centre, Bletchley, MK2 2ES Opening hours: • Monday to Friday = 8am - 9pm • Saturday = 8am – 8pm • Sunday = 10am to 4pm • Earliest shift start = 6am • Latest shift finish = 9.30pm • Stocktake finish time = 8.30pm

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

4 Glyn Square

Wolverton

Milton Keynes

MK12 5JQ

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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

Mike Hand

michael.hand@inspirolearning.co.uk

01165040393

Apprenticeship standard

Retail manager

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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

To continue 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. If you have any enquiries can you please call Mike on 01165040393

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Aug 2024