Apprentice Store Manager 10049 Farmfoods Keynes

Type: Apprentice
Region: South East

Programme duration

15 months plus 4 months to complete End Point Assessment

Programme name

Level 4 – Retail Manager

Anticipated start date

3 June 2024

Vacancy closing date

16 May 2024

Employer description

Farmfoods is a family business with ambition. We pride ourselves on offering our customers great value, quality products from clean and tidy shops with the friendliest team in retail.

We aim to offer sensational value to customers on a great range of everyday family-oriented goods. We back up our sensational value with a focus on delivering an ‘old fashioned’, genuine and friendly customer experience.

Our shop teams are essential. They serve thousands of customers each week and have the reputation of Farmfoods in their hands. To our customers, they are Farmfoods.

Job description

Are you an experienced team leader or supervisor in retail, hospitality or another customer focussed industry? Are you looking to progress further into a management role? If yes, then this might be the opportunity for you.

We are looking to recruit a Apprentice Store Manager to cover both the Wolverton and Bletchley Shops. We offer a permanent full-time (45 hours per week) position working a variety of shifts, 5 days from 7 each week.

What does the training involve?

Initial training period working alongside an experienced shop manager and developing your practical skills in retail management.

A period of running your shop with high support from your Area Manager.

Approximately 3-6 months into your training, you will take on full responsibility for our Wolverton and Bletchley shops while you will continue to develop your management skills, with the support of your area manager.

Working towards a Level 4 Retail Manager apprenticeship qualification with Inspiro Learning, our approved training provider.

Support with upskilling your Maths and English (if required)

Completion of an independent end point assessment at the end of your training.

This is an 19-month training programme and upon successful completion you will be made a permanent employee.

In return for your hard work and commitment, you will receive:

A starting salary of £29,897.68 (which will increase to £35,000.00 after 6 months).

A retail manager level 4 apprenticeship standard qualification.

Paid time to complete your apprenticeship coursework.

Great training and support.

30 days holiday each year.

15% staff discount to use in any of our shops

Free life assurance.

Workplace pension.

As an Apprentice Store Manager you will:

Be fully accountable for your shop and responsible for ensuring that customers are looked after and shop routines are completed to maintain a safe, clean and tidy shop.

Motivate and guide your team to be as successful and efficient as possible

Lead by example and get stuck in with the day to day tasks involved in running one of our busy shops

Control key costs including payroll, shrinkage and waste

Meet standards in relation to customer service, cash handling, health & safety, stock management, merchandising and presentation.

Take responsibility for recruitment, training and development of your team.

To become an apprentice, you must:

be 16 or over

not already be in full-time education

You can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career, want a change or you’re upskilling in your current job. You can have a previous qualification like a degree and still start an apprenticeship.

As an apprentice you’ll:

have regular one to one sessions with a dedicated trainer either remotely or through visits to your workplace

learn and train for a specific job

get paid and receive holiday leave

get hands-on experience in a real job

study for at least 20% of your working hours

complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship

be on a career path with lots of future potential

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

Levels of an apprenticeship

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level.

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