Thursday 10th October 2024
Showground, Wadebridge

A wave of new job opportunities at Ann’s Cottage

Truro and Penwith College Business is working in partnership with the surf and lifestyle clothing company Ann’s Cottage to develop the retail managers of the future with the recruitment of new Apprentices to their team.

Ann’s Cottage is looking for three enthusiastic new apprentices who will have the opportunity to work in the front line of the company and kick start their career with a Retail Apprenticeship. This training programme has been developed and designed with Truro and Penwith College Business and the Ann’s Cottage team, prioritising training in customer focus, security, product knowledge, visual merchandising and skills such as communication, team working and decision making.

The bespoke training programme includes nationally recognised qualifications such as the Level 2 Certificate in Retail, as well as additional ‘Masterclasses’ which offer specific training focusing on key components relevant to the business, such as visual merchandising and purchasing.

Ann’s Cottage is investing in its business and taking into account plans for succession whilst, at the same time, reaping the benefits of training local talent progressing in a retail career. The new Apprenticeship partnership will not only be financially beneficial to the business, but will also bring in new perspectives and fresh ideas which will further enhance the creativity within the organisation.

Ann’s Cottage and Truro and Penwith College Business are currently recruiting for the three vacancies. The closing date for applicants is 8th March, with interviews taking place later in March and successful applicants starting their programme mid-April. To apply contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 01872 267531.

Rob Harris, owner of Ann’s Cottage, said: “We have been working in partnership with Truro and Penwith College to design a bespoke Retail Apprenticeship Academy within our business. Investing in training and development of our staff allows people to grow and prosper within our business and makes real sense for our staff, our customers and our long term future. We are proud to consider ourselves one big family and are looking to develop the future talent for our business.”

Tamsyn Harris, Head of Truro and Penwith College Business, added: “This partnership with Ann’s Cottage is an important part of Truro and Penwith College Business’ ‘Retail Academy’ where we are working with a range of successful retailers to attract talent into the retail sector as a career because of the diversity of roles in the sector from sales assistants, store managers, marketing, online services, visual merchandising through to overseas buyers. Ann’s Cottage is a great local business with exceptional products and we are pleased as a college to be working in a partnership with them as part of the Retail Academy.”

Come along to this years Cornwall Business Show on Thursday 19th March at the Royal Cornwall Showground and find out more about the apprenticeships with Truro and Penwith College.