Trainee Store Manager - SPAR

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 632658720-2
  • Date Posted: 22 June 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: Blakemore Retail
  • Location: Bala, Gwynedd
  • Apprentice Pay: £22,500
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Retail & Consumer Products, Cyber Security, Health and Safety, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

We have an exciting opportunity for you, if you are hardworking and ambitious and want to train to be the manager of a SPAR convenience store. We are looking for a Trainee SPAR Store Manager who is motivated, friendly, hands-on and very excited about being an important part of a small team, learning whilst working to ensure our SPAR store offers excellent service and standards to our customers. We can offer you the training and development you need, you must be prepared to undertake a Level 3 Retail Apprenticeship or equivalent with us.A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 60th largest privately owned company in the UK. This forward-thinking family-owned business began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now owns 280 SPAR Convenience Stores and employs more than 7,500 people with a turnover in excess of £1 billion. As one of the largest convenience retailers in the UK, we are always looking for innovative ways to create a point of difference. Our stores offer a wide range of food-to-go options, including Food To Go and Daily Deli as well as a number of franchise partners to increase the choice available to customers such as Subway & Greggs.Key Tasks/Responsibilities:
  • To deliver customer service in line with SPARkling Service standards
  • To be fully aware of Key Result Areas (KRA's) and assist in working to deliver and improve them.
  • To generate ideas for driving the business and it's team forward
  • To assist in monitoring competitor activity
  • To assist in developing a motivated and empowered team through a positive management style
  • To assist in ensuring training is delivered as scheduled
  • To use relevant processes and policies to control the security of people, stock and cash
  • To ensure compliance with relevant legislation and health and food safety responsibilities as defined in the induction and training
  • Needs driving licence and travel to other stores for training
Skills / Abilities / Knowledge / Experience:
  • Previous junior experience at a supervisory or managerial level in a food retail environment (or similar) (essential)
  • An understanding of budgets and targets and the ability to work to deliver and improve them
  • Some understanding of health and food safety and legislative responsibilities of a retail environment and the skills to assist with those responsibilities
  • Ability to contribute ideas for driving the business and it's team forward
  • Experience of using a Challenge 25 policy desirable
  • Keen and enthusiastic approach to working both in a team and independently
  • Previous cash handling experience is preferred but not essential
  • Needs UK driving licence as travel to other store for training
What's in it for you?
  • Develop your skills and capability in a highly supportive and multi-diverse culture
  • Outstanding Training & Development
  • Gain hands-on experience in a high volume, fast paced convenience store
  • Proactive promotion of internal candidates
  • Paid Breaks
  • Free Tea & Coffee
  • Excellent benefits package including:
  • Early access to your pay through 'EarlyPay'
  • 24/7 access to your payslips and Rotas via HR/Payroll portal
  • 10% Staff Discount in our SPAR stores
  • Access to our colleague benefits scheme which offers a wide range of high street retail, holiday & leisure discounts
  • Company Life Insurance worth 1 x Annual Salary and 6 x Annual Salary with Company Pension Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • NEST pension scheme
  • Extra Holidays - Purchase Scheme
  • Cycle to work - Bicycle purchase scheme
  • Long Service Awards (e.g., 25 years' service is £500 in vouchers and extra 4 weeks paid leave)
Download the Job Description to find out more.Location: BalaContract type: PermanentHours: 40 Hours Per Week, Flexible Shifts.Salary: £22,500 per annumYou may also have experience in the following: Assistant Manager, Retail, Convenience, FMCG, Grocery Manager, Supermarket, Food, Retail Management, Business Development, Food Service, Convenience Store, Trainee Store Manager, Store Manager, Retail Manager, Deputy Manager, etc.Ref