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Retail Apprentice

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
Specsavers Aberystwyth Specsavers Opticians, 30 Great Darkgate Street SY23 1DE
Salary
National minimum wage
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Specialism
Business / Management
Sector
Retail
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship

Duties

At Specsavers, we're always looking to the future - which is where people like you come in. We are currently looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about providing great Customer Service and would like to pursue a career in retail or management. This Apprenticeship opportunity will give you the chance to spend 12 months building the skills and confidence that come with training in a paid full-time job, all the time surrounded by a friendly, highly-experienced team who will support you every step of the way.

Another way of learning:

Your on-the-job training will sit alongside structured learning that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification. At the end of your year as an apprentice, you will gain a fully-fledged Level 2 Retail Skills apprenticeship.

Why choose an Apprenticeship?

Gain valuable work experience in a full-time role

Receive comprehensive and structured training, supported by a qualified assessor

Deliver high-quality service in an innovative retail environment

Become part of a team working towards a common goal

Be entitled to paid holidays

And that's just the start. With a highly respected and award-winning business behind you - one that invests in its people - there's nothing to stop you getting o

Additional information

Before applying, please check that you are able to travel to the store location on a daily basis.

This vacancy will close once we have filled all available assessment places. We therefore highly recommend early applications.

Level 2 Retail Skills Apprenticeship.

Requirements

Skills

Enthusiastic, confident and ability to work well within a team.

Qualifications

none specific

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Babcock Training Ltd

Qualification:
Level 2 Retail

About the employer

Specsavers Aberystwyth Specsavers Opticians, 30
Great Darkgate Street

SY23 1DE

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Anticipated Interview Date 12 July 2022

Company

Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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