Retailer Apprenticeship – Level 2
The main purpose of a retailer is to assist customers when they purchase products and services, which requires a good understanding of the stock being sold, the variety of ways customers can shop and the ability to process payments, for example, using a till.
Retailers must be passionate about delivering a quality service that always aims to exceed customers’ expectations. Therefore, retailers enjoy direct contact with a wide range of people and are motivated by completing a sale and knowing a customer is happy with their purchase.
Regardless of the type of products and services being sold, a wide representation of employers from across the retail industry have defined this standard and agreed that the knowledge, skills and behaviours that apprentices must have to do their job are the same.
Retail Team Leader Apprenticeship – Level 3
Retail team leaders are a critical support to managers, delivering exceptional customer service and a positive experience to customers, and may have to deputise for managers in their absence.
The role is dynamic and in one day can involve a variety of different functions. Most significantly retail team leaders guide and coordinate the work of the team to complete tasks, identify and explore opportunities that drive sales, ensuring team members maintain business standards in relation to merchandising, service and promotional activities, in line with procedures.
Retail team leaders gain the most from their team on a day to day basis, ensuring they are fully trained and work effectively and to the best of their ability.
Retail Manager Apprenticeship – Level 4
Retail managers are responsible for delivering sales targets and a positive experience to customers that will encourage repeat custom and loyalty to the brand/business. It is a diverse role that includes leading and developing a team to achieve business objectives, working with a wide range of people, excellent communication skills and commercial awareness.
Maximising income and minimising wastage are essentialto the job and therefore individuals must develop a sound understanding of business and people management principles to support the achievement of the vision and objectives of the business.
Retail managers champion the way for personal development, training and continuous improvement, encouraging their team to developtheir own skills and abilities to enhance business performance and productivity.