- 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
- 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
- 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
- 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
- 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
- 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
- 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
- 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.)
- 9a. Would you recommend Savers to a friend?
- 9b. Why?
- 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Savers?
My job role is all aspects of retail, these are facing the store, stocking shelves, Upselling, Date coding, tills and Basic customer services. My day to day life would mostly start on the till for around about 3 hours untill I go on break then end up facing the shop or restocking shelves. Then if delivery bring cages into store for pick-up.
I have 100% gained better communication skills while working at savers and I know how approach certain situation more easily now. I have also learnt quite bit of technical e.g HTC and tills. Another skill that I heve learned is what takes to run shop, like how cash up and budget a shop, also what takes to be a manager.
For 3 months I was in middle about carrying on doing the apprenticeship, as felt like SAS was getting bit much, but after taking bit more time on my folder trying use some of it to my advantage, it kind of clicked after that I could hit my targets without a worry which I turn made job more enjoyable and without stress. My enjoyment also went up when started make friends with the team and more parted of savers.
From what got from friends who ever on different apprenticeship in retail the savers apprenticeship is most well organised apprenticeship out the lot. This down to you folder put together in away that doesn't look to much at start but getting harder over time, which made it more easily to learn. Also having my assesor coming regularly also very good.
My manager give above and beyond level of support. She pretty much gelp everything to do with the folder if I was struggling something in the folder by going me examples of what around question and showing me how to do it. She helps record question and spelling as I struggle with dyslexia which extremely helpful to me.
My received decent amount of support from training provider. This down to fact as also give me detailed reply when get question wrong in a module or when need help doing something that I am struggling with in work. They set a workshop give more understanding of certain things in company.
I received large amount pretty much everything in retail and best approach certain this makes me seem more professional to customers and able to give better services. It also happen on set a display or how to remodel a start that well produce more sales to from the customer. It has also happened with legal guideline that I most foollow.
Sadly, there was no extra-curricular that happen at my time at savers. The only one that might close to this is the Christmas due that we had. I feel that something that could be improved as thing do lot of savers team across the country a lot of good to be doing stuff like this.
As my team at this company was very enjoyable and meet some good friends by working for A.S Watson. More confidence has 100% grown through team in savers feel like able to more social activities because of it. I also what learned will help me run a shop one day.
Don't let SAS get to stressed on day to day basis, as learned more through you apprenticeship it start click and become second nature to you. Always ask one of your colleagues for help if you are struggling with something 9/10 times that offer helping to you and show you how to do it.
Degree Apprenticeship / Sponsored Degree (Level 6/7)