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What can Apprenticeships in the retail sector offer you?

Just starting out in your career, looking to progress or to make a change? Apprenticeships in the world of retail are opportunities to work in extremely diverse and varied environments, working with a vibrant young workforce and gaining experience that is transferable to any retail business. You’ll also be learning retail skills and techniques that will provide you with a lifelong vocation. 

At Paragon Skills we offer a variety of intermediate and advanced level Apprenticeships in this sector. These give great scope for career progression and enable you to choose the learning pathway that is right for you, designed around your skills, interests and experiences working in this sector.

APPRENTICESHIPS IN THIS SECTOR

  • Retail Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

    Do you have a passion for delivering excellent customer service? Do you enjoy working with people in a varied role? Develop the skills you need to become a retail assistant. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your customer service and 'people' skills, to excel in this dynamic and diverse industry.

  • Retail Advanced Level Apprenticeship

    Do you have a passion for delivering excellent customer service? Do you enjoy working with people in a varied role? Develop the retail skills you need to become a retail manager. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your customer service and 'people' skills, to excel in this dynamic and diverse industry.

  • Beverage Service Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

    Enjoy a fast-paced, friendly environment? Love working with people and committed to delivering excellent service? Then an apprenticeship in beverage services with Paragon Skills could be for you.

  • Business & Administration Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy supporting others in a corporate environment? Are you organised and responsible? Develop the skills you need to become a business & administration assistant with a business course. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your organisational and 'people' skills, to excel in this versatile and fast-paced industry.

  • Business & Administration Advanced Level Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy supporting others in a corporate environment? Are you organised and responsible? Develop the skills you need to become a business administrator. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your organisational and 'people' skills, to excel in this versatile and fast-paced industry.

  • Customer Service Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

    Are you a good communicator and love helping people? Develop the skills you need to become a customer service assistant. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your customer service and 'people' skills, to excel in this energetic and fast-paced industry.

  • Customer Service Advanced Level Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy communicating with others and enjoy helping people? Keen to progress your career in customer service? Develop the skills you need to become customer service management. Customer service training with Paragon Skills can help you to reach your potential.

  • Food Production & Cooking Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

    Enjoy a varied, fast-paced environment? Love working with food and committed to delivering excellent service? Then an Apprenticeship in food production & cooking with Paragon Skills could be for you.

  • Management Advanced Level Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy leading others and working among a team? Keen to progress your career in management? Develop the skills you need to become management. Management courses and management training with Paragon Skills can help you to reach your potential.

  • Management Higher Level Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy improving your management skills? Want to progress further with your management career? Develop the skills you need to become higher management. Higher management courses and management training with Paragon Skills can help you to reach your potential.

  • Management & Leadership Higher Level Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy improving your management & leadership skills? Want to progress further with your management career? Develop the skills you need to become higher management. Higher management & leadership courses and management training with Paragon Skills can help you to reach your potential.

  • Team Leading Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy leading others in a corporate environment? Are you organised and responsible? Develop the skills you need to become a team leader with a business course. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your organisational and 'people' skills, to excel in this versatile and fast-paced industry.

  • Warehouse Operative Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

    Are you logical? Do you enjoy physical work and can work as part of a team? Develop the skills you need to become a warehouse operative. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your customer service and 'people' skills, to excel in this dynamic industry.

  • Warehousing & Storage Advanced level Apprenticeship

    Are you logical? Do you enjoy physical work and can work as part of a team? Develop the skills you need to become a warehouse operative. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your customer service and 'people' skills, to excel in this dynamic industry.

What do you need to succeed in the retail sector?

Roles within this sector all have plenty of scope to express your creative side. You’ll need to enjoy working with people, have a passion for helping others and relish the thought of no two days ever being the same. You will have the opportunity to work in environments ranging from a small independent boutique, to a national chain department store and everything in between!

If you are considering Apprenticeships or retail management courses in this sector, then possessing any or all of these skills and interests will be useful to you.

  • Customer service and ‘people’ skills
  • a keen attitude for learning various new skills
  • a friendly manner
  • an awareness of trends
  • love working with people
  • enjoy a varied working day
  • have a can-do attitude

Since completing my Diploma in Customer Service I have been put on the progression plan to become a team leader. At present I'm the only person in my team with this qualification. My ambition is to become a team leader and then a manager.

HARLEY COATES

HERTZ ACCIDENT SUPPORT

Apprenticeships in retail are just the beginning…

Apprenticeships teach you the retail skills that you will need for a long and successful career. Skills in the retail industry are forever changing, as are fashions and trends, so therefore are always going to be sought after. These Apprenticeship skills offer some very positive opportunities for career progression. 

This could be anything from progressing to a higher-level Apprenticeship, to becoming a department manager, shop manager, visual merchandiser or even help you to open your own store! Skills in this sector offer a great deal of flexibility in your chosen career. 

If you would like to learn more about Apprenticeships in the retail sector, or to discuss the retail courses options available to you, then call Paragon Skills today on 0800 783 2545.