Alisha Pattison

Assistant Manager

When I was looking at all my options an apprenticeship seemed the best choice. It gave me a chance to earn a wage and learn at the same time. Why wouldn’t you? I wanted to work in Retail as I like interacting with customers. I saw the position at Savers advertised online and did my research into the company. I liked what I saw, so I applied!

I completed my Level 2 Retail apprenticeship in store with the support of my manager, assessor and the rest of the team.

It’s all on the job training so I didn’t have to come out of work to go to college or sit in a classroom. After successfully completing my apprenticeship I was promoted to Supervisor in the same store and was preparing to start my 2nd year Team Leading qualification. My manager approached me to let me know there was a temporary Assistant Manager position in the store and did I want to apply. I did and was successful and have now been made permanent in this role. As Assistant Manager, you don’t know what each day will bring. I could be training new team member, dealing with stock deliveries and the cashing and banking, opening and closing the store, as well as supervising the team and ensuring Health & Safety and security policies are adhered to at all times. Plus each day will involve dealing with customers. Providing excellent customer service has got to be my favourite part of the job. To succeed at Savers you need to be hard working, approachable, and trustworthy with an outgoing personality and bags of energy!! I am hoping to one day become a Store Manager and maybe even Area Manager with Savers and continue developing and learning in a lively, rewarding and fun company.

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