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Apprentice Store Manager - Farmfoods - Cowplain

  • Farmfoods - Cowplain
  • Waterlooville, Hampshire
  • £11.21 per hour

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!

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £11.21 p/h
  • Hours
    45.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    15 months plus 4 months to complete End Point Assessment

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Higher Level 4
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Retail manager (ST0325)
  • Employer
    Farmfoods - Cowplain


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 trainee 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 Banbury 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:

• A starting salary of £26,232.00 -£35,000, the salary for the role will be negotiated and confirmed during the offer stage if you are successful.

• 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 Trainee 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 & 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.

Levels of an apprenticeship

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Inspiro Learning Limited on 0 (Ref ID: 243785)

To be successful in this role you will need to be a hard worker with good communication skills and someone who is able to provide excellent customer service. You must also possess some leadership skills.
You do not have to have any qualifications to be successful in your application for this role.

Level 4 Retail Manager Apprenticeship StandardApprenticeship 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 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 which 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.

We are looking for someone who:

  • • Has a friendly, positive, hardworking approach to work.
  • • Is a ‘people person’ who finds it easy to get on everyone and is able to build strong working relationships with the people you work with.
  • • Is trustworthy and reliable as you will be an important part of a small team. Your team and customers will depend upon you to do your job to the best of your ability at all times.
  • • Is organised and can remain calm in busy, high-pressured situations.
  • • Ensure that all work set by our apprenticeship provider is completed on time.

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.

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In today’s competitive marketplace, developing the right skills can help you to get ahead and stay ahead. Apprenticeships are a great way to achieve qualifications and earn money whilst also gaining the work experience employers look for. 

Choose an apprenticeship with Inspiro and they will help you to take your first step to an outstanding career.  As one of the UK’s largest work-based training providers Inspiro has the employer partnerships to offer apprentice job vacancies in your area.

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