Retailer Apprenticeship Level 2
This programme allows students to work as a retailer. The role of a retailer involves assisting customers when they purchase products and services. Retails need a good understanding of the products sold and processing payments.
With this apprenticeship, you can work in a variety of shops and other retail establishments such as small boutiques, high street chains, supermarkets and department stores. Retailers need to be passionate about delivering a quality service that always aims to exceed customers’ expectations. Retailers experience direct contact with a wide range of people and are motivated by completing a sale and knowing a customer is happy with their purchase.
Benefits / Skills
Career ProgressionSales Assistant As a sales assistant you will liaise with customers in all aspects of retail sales. Stockroom Assistant As a stockroom assistant you will handling stock and deliveries. In addition, you will receive, store and pick stock for the sales floor. Progression opportunities Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:
There were just under 3 million people employed in retail in 2018.
97.7% of our apprentices found our staff enthusiastic, knowledgeable and able to answer all relevant questions.
The average salary for a retail assistant is £14,665.
Is retail a stressful environment to work in?
Roles within retail can tend to require constant effort and can be highly demanding for their employees. However, you will receive full training on how to prioritise tasks and strategies to minimise stress levels. Employers will also be aware that you are a trainee and will not throw you in at the deep end.
What do people enjoy most about being an apprentice?
The most enjoyable aspect for most of our apprentices is the work experience they gain while on the programme. For those used to theory-based lessons, they find it refreshing that the majority of the apprenticeship is practical training. They also like the fact that they are being paid for learning new skills!