Apprentice Sales and Marketing Assistant - The Dance Shop - REF: 007

Company overview

"The Dance Shop is an independent dance, gymnastics and leisurewear store based in Prescot Town Centre. Established in 2015, The Dance Shop serves both local, national and international dancers and gymnasts.
We sell in-store, online and via pop up shops at dance exhibitions, festivals and competitions.
We are looking for someone to join our team in our store in Prescot, and assist and support with the online aspect of the business including our social media and website. 
The Dance Shop team is Cathryn, Mel, Angela along with a host of brand ambassadors!"

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in Customer Service
  • Greeting visitors to the shop
  • Responding to customers enquiries
  • Giving advice and guidance on production 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 including inputting of items on EPOS system, preparing labels
  • Assisting in promotion of business via various social medial platforms
  • Processing website orders

Key skills to be successful in your application are:

  • Qualifications required/predicted at Grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths
  • Having a friendly and engaging personality
  • Comfortable working with members of the public
  • Should have a confident manner
  • Must be helpful and polite
  • Should be physically fit as can be on your feet for large parts of the day and may be required to assist in moving large packages of stock
  • Able to work as part of a sales team
  • Should be of a smart appearance and articulate
  • Knowledge of using social media platforms ie Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Organised and able to work to deadlines

Location: The Dance Shop, 69-71 Eccleston Street, L34 5QH
Contracted Hours: 30 hours per week TBA
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

Closing date: Monday 10 August 2020

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Include the job reference you are applying for in the subject box of an email and send it to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk


Top tips for filling in the application form:

  • Research the employer offering the job. Find out what they do and what the job involves.
  • Show the employer you understand their business by referring to them in your application, for example: "I am interested in developing skills in building maintenance and noticed you were successful in winning a large contract to maintain houses for a large housing association."
  • Always read the job description for the job you are applying for before you start to complete the application form to make sure the information you include is relevant to the job.
  • Before you start filling in your form, always check the instructions for filling in the application form.
  • Make sure you take your time. Don’t rush as you may make mistakes!
  • Prepare a draft of the application form before transferring the information to the actual form. If you’re filling it in by hand, make sure you don’t make mistakes on the original form for the employer.
  • Make sure any writing is neat and easy to read, and check your spelling.
  • Answer all questions and fill in all the boxes/spaces.
  • If there are gaps in your employment history, say what you were doing during that time. If you've have never had a job, you could include examples such as voluntary work, or involvement with outside clubs or organisations.
  • Make sure you sell your skills; this could also include things you have developed outside work such as interests and hobbies. This is an opportunity for you to promote yourself to the employer and is your opportunity to explain to the employer why they should employ you!
  • Before you send off your application form, take a copy of your form, so you have this to look over if you get an interview.
  • Ask a friend or relative to check your application form before you send it.

If you would like support completing your application form, please email theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject heading 'Application Support’