1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Serving customers on the till and assisting them around the store. Ensuring stock levels are maintained and replenished when necessary and keeping the store clean and tidy on a daily basis.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt skills within the workplace such as using tills and cashing up but I have also further developed my people skills as I'm dealing with a wide range of different people on a regular basis.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I have really enjoyed my programme at savers and would encourage anybody looking for experience in the retail to industry to do a programme with the company as overall it's an enjoyable experience
4. How valued do you feel by Savers?
Immediately after I started my programme I was made to feel like a valuable member of the team, I was included in all staff social events and was made to feel welcome by all staff within the store.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme is well structured and organised as I am given set times during the week (1hour per week) to complete my knowledge certificate. I have regular, scheduled visits with my assessor to asses my progress.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive lots of support from my training provider as I can always email with any queries I have and I can discuss any issues face to face during scheduled visits. I feel confident bringing up any issues I may have
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive a lot of support from my employer wherever necessary. Management always take the time to explain things to me again if necessary and any questions I may have they are always available to answer them
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My wages are able to meet my costs as currently I have minimal outgoing costs and I realise that once the programme is complete I will be earning a regular wage if not an enhanced wage if I get promoted
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are always opportunities to visit other stores and help out whenever necessary, there are also staff social events. All vacancies within the company as a whole are advertised to staff as they may fancy a change of store / position within the company.
9a. Would you recommend Savers to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Savers is an enjoyable place to work and gives you a real insight into working in the retail industry. I was made to feel valued and welcome when I joined and this is very important when joining a new company or starting your first job from school.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Savers? *
I would advise others applying to savers keep in mind you are working in a public environment dealing with all sorts of people on a daily basis so you must keep an open mind about that and also you must remember you'll be working in a time sensitive environment and working to deadlines every day.
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