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: 29 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £26,232.00

    Advertised at £26,232.00 per annum. £504.46 per week £11.21 per hour - Wage may be higher depending on experience up to £673.07 per week £14.95 per hour £35,000 Wage range of £26,232 - £35,000

  • Working week

    Working 5 days out of 7. Shifts vary which will include weekends (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

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000230750

  • 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 shop manager for our shop in Cowplain. 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 Sunbury shop 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:

  • £26,232.00 - £35,000.00
  • 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

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

The training you will be getting

Level 4 Retail Manager 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. Opening hours: • Monday to Friday= 8am- 10pm • Saturday = 8am - 8pm • Sunday = 10am to 4pm • Earliest shift start = 6am-7am • Latest shift finish = 10.30pm • Stocktake finish time = 9pm

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

London Road

PO8 8DF

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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

Debbie Pennington

debbie.pennington@inspirolearning.co.uk

0116 504 0275

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. Any problems applying or enquiries please call Debbie on 0116 504 0275.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Apr 2024