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Retail Assistant – Modern Apprenticeship (Princes Street) - 15999

8 August 2018




£6,734 per annum


New Look, Princes Street.

Work Environment: 

Do you find it easy to build relationships with anyone you meet?  Do you get excited seeing new trends and inspiring fashion?  We have an opportunity for you to earn while you learn, in a role that will let you use both these talents. Retail is a fantastic path to start your career within the service or fashion industry.  We are offering a retail apprenticeship through a 12 month fixed term contract. Your job will be based in the New Look store on Princes Street, where you will be expected to provide exceptional customer service.

What might a day in this job look like?

Selling to customers is only one part of the job.  If you are the successful candidate for this role some of your duties may include:

  • Involvement in stock control and stock management
  • Keeping up to date with special promotions and putting up displays
  • Being responsible for processing cash and card payments and refunds
  • Balancing cash registers with receipts
  • Reporting discrepancies and problems to the supervisor
  • Greeting customers as they enter the shop and assisting them in finding products
  • Stocking shelves with merchandise
  • Keeping the store tidy and clean. 

What will I learn?

  • SVQ Level 2 in Retail Skills (SCQF 5)
  • Level 2 Core Skills in Numeracy, ICT and Communication (SCQF4)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Workbook.

When you have successfully completed your apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to progress to an SVQ Level 3 in Retail.

All your training will be provided by learndirect, the nation's largest provider of apprenticeships. We have helped lots of people like you develop their skills and gain experience in their chosen field. Every year we find work for and train over 23,000 apprentices.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

  • National 4 qualifications or equivalent is preferred, but not essential.
  • You should have excellent communication skills with the desire to work in a team environment. 
  • You will be organised and confident with a passion for delivering exceptional customer service.
  • You will be a reliable and enthusiastic person with a professional attitude and smart appearance.

Before you make your application, please ensure that you are able to reliably travel to and from the employer location on a daily basis. Please check bus times/travel arrangements.

Closing Date:

Friday 24 August.