1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
At savers I am a sales advisor. My job roles include serving people at the time, filling up shelves from either the stock room or the draws.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt how to use the different technology at the store, including the tills, HHT. I have learnt how to communicate to each different customer, the type of language I must use and the way I must speak to them.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I am happy with that fact that I am able to learn whilst I am also earning money, and I am happen with the pay I am now receiving. I have happy that I get along with the team what I work with and if I had a problem I know I could speak to any of my co-workers and they would help wherever they could.
4. How valued do you feel by Savers?
I feel very valued by Saver. I am pleased with the value I do receive if I offer to help out or if I am asked to help out, for example if I do an extra shift, then I always receive appreciation from my manager. Other people in the company, for example the area manager, know how I am getting along so that makes me feel valued, like I part of the whole team.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme is well organised, I always know what I am doing each month, my work is easy to find and set out in the most easiest way for me to do. I know that training I need to have done or need to do on the shop floor before my assessor comes back in.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive a lot of support from my training provider, she always tells me what I need to do before she's visits next times. If I get stuck on some work before she comes back to visit me, I have contact with her through my mobile phone and email so I can message her and know I will get an answers whenever I need her. She is always happy to help and I feel a lot of support from when she comes in to help.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I believe I receive a lot of support from my employer, the manager of savers is always happen to help me whenever and wherever I need her. Whenever I have a problem I know that I can speak to her and feel like she will help me and sort the problem that I am having. I also feel like I receive a lot of support from the rest of my team always including my colleagues and the team outside of my work place too.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I think that my salary meets my cost very well. I can get everything I need to have and then sometimes treat myself as well.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There is the opportunities to meet apprentices from other companies. There are always opportunities to more to a different company if needed to.
9a. Would you recommend Savers to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
I would recommend them to both shop and work in savers. I believe this because the company is a very good and the people that work there are very nice and extremely supportive whenever needed.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Savers? *
The tips and advice I would give to a others are that the applications need to be done slowing and thought about a lot to make sure that everything is done correctly. I believe that experience is not a major thing while working at savers because they are very good and can help you whenever you need them.
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