TRAINEESHIP in Retail Clothing Shop British Heart Foundation Sales Limited

This Traineeship opportunity is a unpaid Work Experience placement as part of an entry to work course with one of UK's largest and most successful charity retailer's. This opportunity offers a very stringent & supportive training programme not to be missed
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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Traineeship details

This Traineeship work experience is part of an education and training programme that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core is the Work Preparation training, English and Maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

Traineeships help unlock your great potential and give you the work preparation training, Maths and English and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job.

This Traineeship Opportunity is unwaged.

Are you eligible?

1. Are you currently NOT in a job? Do you have little or no Work Experience?
2. Are you aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 3 ( A levels)
3. Are you motivated and think you could be ready for employment or an apprenticeship within 6 months?

Look no further than a Traineeship Position

This Traineeship opportunity is a unpaid Work Experience placement as part of an entry to work course. An incentive of £30.00 per week is available based on 24 hour a week attendance (not eligible if claiming benefits) and also a £15 travel allowance is available for those who require public transport to get there.

Smart Training and Recruitment are proud to announce they are working closely with one of the largest and most successful charity retailer’s in the UK, British Heart Foundation, to offer you fantastic Traineeship opportunities. This will ultimately prepare you with the essential skills for paid employment opportunities within the Retail Industry.

This amazing company is very professional and have a very stringent, supportive training package to offer young people aged 16-24 to help you get into paid employment.

British Heart Foundation would like to help young people aged 16 up to 24 into work by offering quality Traineeship work experience opportunities in Retail.

This position offers valuable work experience opportunities which will help you to improve your skills and knowledge within a Retail environment.

Joining a team of passionate volunteers within our Clothing shops you’ll help to ensure the smooth running of our shop by assisting in a variety of different roles. You’ll help out on the shop floor by:

  • Providing friendly and professional customer service
  • Processing sales on the till
  • Replenishing displays and receiving donations.
  • You’ll also assist in processing stock and work with the shop manager and other staff to represent the BHF in a professional manner, reflecting our core values and beliefs and ensuring a great customer experience.

Over the work experience period you will work up to 24 hours a week over 7 days a week. Working hours will vary and may include some weekend work.

This will give you valuable knowledge which will prove essential when applying for a job.

Training to be provided

The Traineeship opportunity includes work preparation training, Maths and English support for those who require it and a high quality work experience placement.

This is voluntary Work Experience forming part of a Traineeship programme which includes quality Work Experience, and certificated Work Preparation, Functional English and Maths qualifications (if these have not already been achieved).  You will also work towards 'Developing skills in the works place' which will be certificated upon completion.

You’ll become a member of the BHF team and will be working in the Clothing, Books and Music shops providing a friendly and professional customer service.  All this will give you a valuable insight into the Retail industry.

BHF offer a comprehensive Induction programme that includes:

  • Introduction & Welcome to BHF
  • Module 1 - About the BHF
  • Module 2 – Health & Safety
  • Module 3 – Equality, Diversity & the DDA
  • Module 4 – Security
  • Module 5 – Manual Handling

We are very committed to on-going training and the benefits you will receive from this are rewarding, as an addition this includes:

Customer Service Skills, Selling Skills, PC till use, Team Working Skills, Stock Preparation Skills and Stock Management.

  • Training provider

    Smart Training & Recruitment

  • Contact

  • Traineeship duration

    6 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    19 May 2017

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


British Heart Foundation Sales Limited


18 White Hart Street

High Wycombe

High Wycombe

HP11 2HL

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Desired skills and what this will lead to

Desired skills and qualities

  • Good communicator 
  • Interest in fashion, books or music useful but not essential
  • Good team player
  •  Friendly with a desire to help and learn 
  •  Enjoy working in a team
  •  Enjoy meeting new people

What this will lead to

After successful completion of the Traineeship course, you will receive a certificate of completion and reference as a minimum, to support future job applications. There may be opportunities for interview and progression into an Apprenticeship or Employment with training, or Further Education. If paid positions are available within BHF you will have the opportunity to apply for these positions.