Retail

Choose to be

  • Retail Assistant
  • Retail Buying Assistant/Junior Buyer
  • Retail Merchandising Assistant/Junior Merchandiser
  • Optical Dispenser
  • Florist
  • Funeral Director
  • Pharmacist
  • Self employment

We are the leading provider of retail apprenticeships, training and development across Wirral and Liverpool City Region.  We provide high quality, customised training for retail businesses and their employees . Studying retail at Wirral Met College will give you access to specialist training and education. Our tutors have the professional expertise, commercial skills and experience to support you as you take your first step towards a career in retail.

Programmes delivered at our Conway Park Campus:

Course Level Code

Intermediate Retail Apprenticeships are for those with little or no experience working in a retail environment. You will gain experience and skills including stock storage and order processing, merchandising and selling goods, and customer service.

Advanced Retail Apprenticeships are for those who have completed the intermediate apprenticeship, or those who have experience working in the retail sector. You will develop your skills and experience across Sales Professional, Retail Management or Visual Merchandising, depending on the role you are working in.

Where next?

You can continue onto a Higher Education course and develop your career potential.

Career opportunities

These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:

Retail Managers can earn from £20,000 to £40,000 per year. Retail assistant buyers may earn from £16,000 to £24,000 a year, with junior buyers earning between £25,000 and £32,000. (Source)

Where are they now?

Leanne Whittaker

Leanne chose to do an apprenticeship in Retail as she would like to run her own business. The apprenticeship has given her experience of how to do this.

Retail News

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