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Retail Apprenticeship for School Leavers 2016-17


Level 4 Retail Management Apprenticeship for School Leavers

£18k rising to £26k on appointment

Nationwide opportunities


Get a head start on your peers. Take your first steps on the retail management ladder with a high street icon. Experience every conceivable aspect of store operations, get accredited and start earning sooner.

Our Management Scheme for School Leavers is evolving. We’re investing our decades of experience in this area to form the Retail Management Apprenticeship for School Leavers. Combining in-store experience with accredited academic learning, it’s the perfect path into retail management for smart, ambitious school leavers… following in the footsteps of many of our senior leaders.

About the role

Over 12 to 18 months, you’ll experience retail in real time. Food, Fashion, Home and Store operations; managing £multi-million budgets; leading people and teams… it’s all part of the package, with loads of coaching and mentoring to keep you on track. Plus you’ll spend time working towards your Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Retail Management.

By the time you’ve finished, you’ll be ready to take on the role of a Commercial Manager and responsibility for an entire department. After that, there’s no limit to where you can go.

About you

Simply put, we want high-calibre people. That means at least two A-levels (grade A-C) and the eager desire to apply yourself, learn quickly and take your raw potential as far as you can. It’s hard work but incredibly rewarding. If you’re someone who responds well to a challenge, has the confidence and communication skills to manage people, and naturally thinks beyond the obvious, you’ll go a long way. 

Salary and key benefits

  • £18k rising to £26k on appointment
  • 28 days’ annual leave
  • 20% discount on M&S purchases
  • Competitive pension package
  • Great discounts on everything from gym membership to cinema tickets, computer equipment to travel.


What next?

Click to find out more and apply.


April-2017, July-2017, September-2017, January-2018

This Scheme / Vacancy is closed to applications.