Apprenticeships don’t have to be a Plan B. At least not at the Co-op. Our retail trailblazer programme is designed to really set you up for success, and propel you into the world of retail. You’ll get all the support you need; from area and store management, the learning provider and our very own learning and development teams.
Unlike a lot of retail apprenticeship programs, you’ll receive a full time salary and won’t have to pay anything towards your learning; we’ll even give you an iPad to help you with your studies. Our program has been so successful this year that one of our apprentices has been nominated for ‘Retail Apprentice of the Year’. And if you do a really great job, there’s no reason why you can’t work your way to management roles quickly.
Being a retail trailblazer isn’t just stacking shelves. It’s so much more. You’ll complete 11 core modules such as brand, marketing, product and team, to name a few, showing how you’ve learnt it, shown it and lived it.
20% of your time will be spent completing these modules through interactive technology, wherever’s most convenient for you.
What you’ll do:
•Learn how specific departments in the store operate.
•Serve customers on the shop floor and at the till.
•Improve your knowledge of the products that we stock.
•Help merchandise the store.
•Replenish and perform stock rotations.
•Support deliveries by offloading cages and refilling the warehouse.
•Work within the local community by supporting local social initiatives.
Things you’ll need to know:
•To be eligible to work in one of our convenience stores you’ve got to be 18 years old. This is due to alcohol, licencing and health and safety laws that we must comply with.
•To be able to work in one of our larger stores, you’ll need to be 17 years old.
•You must complete a 12 week probation period to be eligible for the program.
•If you’re an internal candidate, your hours are only increased by being on the trailblazer program, if you withdraw then your previous contracted hours may not be available.
When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to progress to an NVQ level 3 in Retail.
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