Retail covers a host of businesses, from market stalls and independent shops to national chains and large superstores, and the Retail apprenticeship covers a range of skills that can be used across this vast sector.
As an apprentice, your role will depend on your employer – you could be assisting customers on the sales floor of a high street store or handling their purchases. Alternatively, you could be working in a specialist department and become a product expert, able to help with specific queries. An artistic flair could point you in the direction of visual merchandising, helping to create window and in-store displays. Or you could work behind the scenes in stock handling; ensuring products are received in the correct quantities and appropriately stored. At Advanced level, your training will focus on gaining specific skills in your preferred speciality. You will handle more responsibility and gain important management skills.Download ‘Retail’ Brochure PDF