Retail Apprenticeships

Retail Apprenticeships cover a host of businesses from market stalls and independent shops to national chains and large superstores. This 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 flare could point you in the direction of visual merchandising, helping to create a 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.

On the Advanced Apprenticeship, your training will focus on a more specific role to gain greater skills in your preferred specialty. You will handle more responsibility and gain important management skills.

From organising displays to learning the crucial aspects of management, the skills gained from the Retail Apprenticeships are transferable to all retail companies. With a young workforce, the UK’s retail sector is vibrant and offers many opportunities for early career progression.

Retail Apprenticeship Job Roles

Completing Retail Apprenticeships, you could become:

  • A Sales Assistant
  • Sales Advisor
  • Customer Service Advisor
  • Visual Merchandiser

You can take on a variety of job roles in many industries. This Retail Apprenticeship will give you the knowledge and experience you will need to succeed.

To find out more about the types of skills you’ll learn as a Retail Apprentice, please click here to see our Level 2 Certificate in Retail SkillsLevel 3 Diploma in Retail Management, Level 3 Diploma in Retail Skills (Sales Professional), Level 3 Diploma in Retail Skills (Visual Merchandising)

Apprenticeship Standards

Retail Manager Apprenticeship Standards, Retail Team Leader Apprenticeship Standard, Retail Manager Apprenticeship Standard 

Looking to start your career? We have Apprenticeship opportunities that will help you get the skills and experience you need to become a valuable employee to any business. Apprenticeships are the SMART way to realise your potential! With our a Retail Apprenticeships you can:

  • Earn a wage whilst you learn
  • Gain a Nationally Recognised Qualification
  • Work with Trainers with industry experience
  • Take the next step in your career

“I have really enjoyed the past year completing my apprenticeship and learning about the hotel industry. I have learnt a lot in the past year – not just knowledge for my role but a lot about my own personality and my confidence has really built up. I look forward to working with my training advisor Tanya again on my next qualification and I am looking forward to progressing within my role at the Nadler.”

Tyne Connolly
Nadler Hotel, Soho

The Nadler Shop

Are you a future Apprentice or Employer?