Lincolnshire Co-operative Society Apprenticeship Programmes
Are you looking for an opportunity with good career prospects in a successful and growing business?
Who are we? Lincolnshire Co-operative is one of the most successful independent consumer co ‑ operatives in the UK, and we're proud to be able to offer a wide range of services from our family of businesses. You'll see that as a co ‑ operative, we trade differently from other retailers. We're owned by our members, and have been for more than 150 years.
Why work for us? What makes Lincolnshire Co-operative such a great place to work? Put simply, our team! We offer a wide range of opportunities throughout our family of businesses and at our head office. We believe our 2,700 employees are the main reason why we're successful and we're always looking for talented and committed people to join our team.
Staff Benefits Annual Leave - 30 days including bank holidays, increasing to 36 days with service. Pensions – all permanent members of staff over the age of 16 qualify to join the Society Pension. Employee Association - for a weekly contribution of only 17p you are offered a wide range of discounted social events, activities and general social facilities. It also provides sickness benefit for members on long-term absence. Beewise Credit union – Exclusive to Lincolnshire co ‑ op, a savings scheme, with loans available currently up to maximum of £3,000. Staff discount - Discount on all Society products and services available to all employees who have successfully completed their probationary period. Staff Bonus scheme - Paid half yearly to all employees, based upon the Society’s performance and calculated as a percentage of weekly wage Annual Performance & Development Review - This is an opportunity to discuss your performance, future development and training opportunities available to you. Staff Suggestion Scheme - Published staff suggestions and ideas to improve the Society’s performance in pursuit of our mission receive awards ranging from £25 to a maximum of £1,000 for the ‘Suggestion of the Year.’
Advantages of an Apprenticeship There are so many advantages of an apprenticeship, here are just a few! You get paid whilst gaining a qualification. You will learn by a combination of attending college, your training provider and your employer. You gain recognised qualifications - NVQs, Key Skills and a Technical Certificate. You will be trained to do a job. So you will have the skills necessary to do that job.
Retail Apprenticeships What does the programme involve? 18 months in length Individual training programme Complete an NVQ Level 3 in Retail skills Have a base store as well as spending time in other stores across our trading area. A chance to spend time at our Head Office Our Retail Apprenticeship started in 2010 and we now have 8 apprentices across our trading area
Ryan Gryniewicz “The best thing about the programme has to be the people you meet. When you first start at a new store you’re always very nervous, but every colleague makes you feel welcome and I have made some great friends along the way.” Zoe Walker “ Since working here I have learnt a number of different things such as how to operate tills, checking off and putting out deliveries, setting up the store for promotion change over and how to order stock. I have really enjoyed having a variety of different responsibilities and learning different things all the time.”
Pharmacy Apprenticeships Our Pharmacy Apprenticeship started in 2011 and we now have 4 apprentices across our trading area What does the programme involve? 2 years in length Individual training programme Complete an BTEC Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences Have a base store as well as spending time in other stores across our trading area. A chance to spend time at our Head Office
Annabel Dunn “I have already learnt so much since starting my apprenticeship programme, and in the pharmacy itself there is never a dull moment. You get to know the regular customers and it’s really satisfying when you can offer them advice on something you’ve learnt at college.” William Hodson “Moving to different stores has given me an insight into how, not only the pharmacy itself works, but how different pharmacies work to suit the needs of their customers and the community it serves.”
Candidate Requirements Retail Apprentices Previous experience in a retail or customer focused environment You will be confident Good communication skills Able to plan and organise your work Keen to progress in a career in Retail Pharmacy Apprentices You will need to have GCSE, to Grade C, in English, Maths and at least 1 Science subject
How to Apply Apply online by visiting our website www.lincolnshire.coop www.lincolnshire.coop OR Call our Recruitment Hotline on 01522 533318