Retail Apprentice at Busy Bee's Garden Centre

Salary: £3.50 per hour
Contract Term: Apprenticeships
Contract Type: Full time
Location: Ryde
Posted on 13 September 2017
Closing Date: 29th September 2017

Apprenticeships / Retail

If you’re looking for a new opportunity to earn while you learn, HTP could have the Apprenticeship for you!

Fantastic opportunity to start a career in Retail working at Busy Bee’s Garden centre in Ryde.

Busy Bee Garden Centre started life 25 years ago in 1987 when the current owners Mr & Mrs Leslie had a small greenhouse with open area for planting. Since then Busy Bee has expanded to be the largest garden centre on the Isle of Wight.

Working across all departments in the store you will learn all aspects of Retail.

Duties to include:

  • Support the management of the day to day organisation of all the retail activities in the store.
  • Ensure the premises are clean, tidy, well organised, presented and maintained at all times.
  • Liaise with Staff to ensure appropriate and sufficient stock is delivered.
  • Ensure correct procedures are followed for receipt of goods.
  • Ensure excellent standards of customer service are maintained at all times.
  • Ensure that stock is controlled and rotated at regular intervals.
  • Ensure the window and in-store displays are relevant and of a good standard.
  • Any other duties that may from time to time be agreed.

Skills Required

  • Good people skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Teamwork

Personal Qualities

  • Good communicator
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Creative
  • Adaptability / flexibility
  • Able to cope under pressure

Training Provided

  • Retail Standard
  • Maths and English if required
  • All in house training

Working week

  • 37.5 hours per week (To include some weekends)          

Weekly wage

  • Min wage for apprentices £3.50 per hour.

Please apply to this vacancy by attaching a copy of your CV with a cover letter stating while you feel you would be suitable for this position. 

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Since the company was established in 2000 HTP has fast become one of the leading training providers in the South of England. We deliver training in all areas of Hospitality, Management, Retail, Customer Service, Business Administration, Sales, Childcare (Isle of Wight only), Health and Social Care

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