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Retail Apprenticeships offer a broad range of opportunities to school leavers from intermediate to higher level Apprenticeships. Whether you’re looking to work in a small independent shop or a large chain shop we’ve got options for you. As a retail Apprenticeship you could be working for your favourite clothes stores, jewellers, DIY shops, coffee shops or supermarkets with roles ranging from sales assistant, team leader, storeroom assistant, merchandiser and buyer. Retail Apprenticeships will combine hands on experience with off the job study allowing you to gain industry related qualifications, skills and experience.
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Retail Apprenticeships – The perfect accessory for your career
Retail Apprenticeships are just as varied as the industry itself, from DIY, supermarkets to fashion. As a retail Apprentice you could be assisting on the shop floor, working in a specialist department or be involved behind the scenes handling deliveries or managing stock.
Whether you choose to enter a business, market stall & independent shop or national chain & superstore, a retail Apprenticeship will be tailored towards your choice within the industry and aim to develop your skills. For example, those with artistic flair may be interested in the direction of visual merchandising which helps to create window and in-store displays.
If you have great people skills, good knowledge of specific products and willingness to deliver excellent customer service, retail Apprenticeships may be the right path for you. Click ‘View now’ and see what Career Map have on the shelves.
Types of Retail Apprenticeships
The UK’s retail sector is known for its predominantly young workforce, meaning that retail Apprenticeships offer opportunities that are vibrant and can lead to early career progression. For example, Sainsbury’s have a ‘Trainee Manager Programme’ and there is a wide range of courses at the Fashion Retail Academy for those wanting to expand their skills in buying, merchandising and management.
At an intermediate level, there are retail Apprenticeships for sales assistants, stockroom assistants, visual merchandisers, and fresh food assistants.
For advanced level retail Apprenticeships, you can work your way up to a career as a senior sales assistant, visual merchandiser supervisor, craft expert (bakery etc), style advisor (personal shopper etc), department manager or a store manager of a small outlet.
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