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Retail Team Leader Apprenticeship ( Dalston )
at Glassworks London

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤18250 per year
  • -

Are you passionate about working in the fashion industry? Do you love seeing what trends are coming next? Would you love to learn how to drive a retail store to grow and succeed? If you are a natural leader, hungry to learn and grow, then this is an exciting opportunity to develop within a rapidly fashion business.

Apprenticeship Summary

Annual wage: £18250 (reviewed at month 6)

Working week: 40 hours per week, work pattern will vary week to week

Expected duration: 12 months (Followed by review and qualifying exam for promotion to Retail Manager programme)

Possible start date: 15 Sep 2020

Date posted: 21 Aug 2020

Apprenticeship standard: Retail team leader

Apprenticeship level: 3

Reference number: tbc

Positions: 1 available

The Glassworks London Retail Management training programme is specifically designed to develop promising candidates with limited UK-based retail experience into senior sales assistants, team leaders and store management. The three-year management training programme is unique for its wide exposure, covering topics such as the fundamentals of sales and service, visual merchandising, stock operations, personal styling, KPI reporting, brand marketing/communications, and more. 

Split into three year-long courses progressing from sales assistant apprentices to team leader apprentices and manager apprentices, the programme includes external training and course certifications subject to successful end point assessments. Candidates may apply to the team leader or manager levels, subject to experience, or begin the programme at the sales assistant level with hands-on management support and incredible industry and commercial exposure.

These positions are competitive and strictly reserved for driven, enthusiastic candidates pursuing a career in fashion retail management.

Training and duties will include:


- Store management

  o Leadership

  o Supplies ordering

  o Team coordination

  o Reporting/accountability

- Advanced stock operations

  o Stock takes

  o Reporting/accountability

- Marketing

  o Coordinate store events

  o Support social media

- Team management

  o Rota management

  o Leadership meetings & team structure

  o HR/appraisals

  o Training

- VM

  o Seasonal changes/installations

  o VM accessories/displays refresh

  o In-shift team accountability

Desired skills:

- Strong English communication skills

- Good computer knowledge including Word and Excel and printing capability


Personal qualities:

- Warm and outgoing with excellent interpersonal skills

- Focused on sales and results with a love of fashion and creativity

- Organized, responsible and reliable

Desired qualifications: 5 GCSEs with grades 5 to 9, including Maths and English

Future prospects: Successful trainees can expect to progress into retail team leader and manager training courses within Glassworks London and into junior management roles at department stores, luxury brands or fashion boutiques.

About the Employer

Founded in London, in 2010, Glassworks London is a fresh London fashion brand – totally independent, style-obsessed and passionate believers in bricks-and-mortar boutiques as well as streamlined digital shopping. 

Our design-led stores and website are refreshed weekly with small runs of completely new fashion – meaning a constant feed of exciting new stuff to try on, helped along by the most dedicated and on it staff-turned-stylists on the planet. 

With the recent launch of our ecommerce site and flagship store expansion, we are focused on scaling our existing channels and opening additional stores – all whilst maintaining a strong design aesthetic, stylish atmosphere in store and fanatic customer focus.


Employer name: Glassworks Studios Ltd

Address: 78 Stoke Newington Road London. N16 7XB



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