Apprentice Sales Assistant - JJ's Closet (REF: APP079)

Open to Knowsley residents only.

Company overview:

JJ's Closet, a designer boutique based in Prescot that sells clothes and accessories, is looking for someone to join their busy team. The position is working at their boutique and the successful candidate will be fashion conscious with a friendly, outgoing personality.

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Greeting customers who enter the shop
  • Stock replenishment
  • Answering queries from customers
  • Giving advice and guidance on product selection to customers
  • Being responsible for processing cash and card payments
  • Keeping the shop tidy and clean - this includes hoovering and mopping
  • Assisting in stock control and pricing of items
  • Assisting with the promotion of the business via various social media platforms
  • Processing website orders

Key skills to be successful in your application are:

  • A friendly and engaging personality
  • Comfortable working with members of the public
  • A confident manner
  • Helpful and polite
  • Physically fit as you will be on your feet for most of the day and may be required to assist in moving large packages of stock
  • Ability to work as part of a sale team
  • Should have a smart appearance and be articulate
  • Knowledge of using social media platforms i.e Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Organised and able to work to deadlines
  • Minimum of C in English Language and Maths at GCSE (or equivalent)

Location: Prescot
Contracted hours: 32 - Tuesday to Friday 8.45am to 5.45pm with a one hour lunch. Flexibility will be required to cover holidays and when evening instore events are held.
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

How to apply: 

1. Download and complete the application form (Word)
2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday January 31 2018

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