1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Mainly what I do on a day to day basis is work on till services towards customers. If not doing anything along those lines then it's on the shop floor facing up, helping customers and being friendly in general. Also learning new roles through the management team can come along during any days work.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Developed a whole new set of retail I didn't know about before working at Savers, all through my apprenticeship work. Definitely further developed my people skills and not to mention my confidence around others, even started doing a radio show to keep my confidence going in the right direction.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
It is absolutely a new task for me, I hadn't done retail or an apprenticeship before now so pretty much all of it is new to me. The people are great and so is most of the work, on the occasion however it can simply get too tedious but a break sorts that out easily.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Seems to be going along just fine, the coordination of the program is spot on and so is the work I need to compete before the next visit. Doesn't seem to be over the top or too little at any point, which to me says it has to be well done.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The manager and assistant manager are always available to help me out, whether it's on the till, the shop floor or with my qualification itself. Everyone, truth be told helps me when I need it, any time of the day there's usually somebody kicking around to provide an assist.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
They're always there, always on time and always available to go through anything that might need redoing a long the road. It's greatly appreciated as from time to time it is easier to forget something than to do it there and then, definitely a wonderful help with the work.
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
It has given me a way of furthering my training without leaving the shop or job entirely. A huge help, that's for sure. There would still be some roles that I'd have no idea where to start on if it wasn't for the training program helping me.
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
Outside of Savers, I do a radio show on a Tuesday night on Koast radio which is volunteering and helping out with my confidence levels. Making sure I can be the best I can be, I used to play rugby but since I injured myself I don't play any sport.
9a. Would you recommend Savers to a friend?
The people who work for them are great help with work and life in general, it'd be much worse off if it wasn't for people giving out help. Good atmosphere all around and nothing is held against you by the fellow workers, that is an easier part to say.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Savers?
Make sure you know exactly the role you're applying for, and be certain that you can interact with people and the staff around you. If there's anything at all you can do to further confidence or your standing then definitely throw yourself at it, nothing can go wrong.
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