Apprentice Retail Assistant - The Dance Shop - REF: KA050

The successful applicant will be taking the post of Retail Assistant.

The post is with The Dance Shop; they are a dancewear retailer servicing the dance, gymnastics and leisure industry through a retail store and web offering.

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Serve customers and deal with enquiries
  • Taking phone calls and responding to customer enquiries
  • Provide administrative support across the business
  • Co-ordinate social media to drive sales
  • Co-ordinate online sales
  • Work at pop-up Shops across the UK
  • Web updating and development
  • NOTE: Working weekends and evenings on occasions will be a key requirement

Key skills required to be succesful in this role:

  • Hardworking
  • Trustworthy
  • Ambitious
  • Friendly manner
  • Polite
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Drive to succeed
  • Be able to use own initiative and work as part of a team
  • Experience with social media
  • Punctual 

Location: Prescot Shopping Centre, Eccleston Street, Prescot, L34 5GA
Contracted hours: 30 (shifts between Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm)
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: Tuesday 2 January 2019

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