Our Retail Academy course is perfect for adult learners who want to develop their skills for a career in retail. Based at the renowned Trafford Centre, the Skills Shop offers a unique two-week retail training programme designed to boost your employability and customer service skills, whilst preparing you with the qualifications you need for a successful career in retail.
As part of the programme, our tutors will help you to polish your CV and cover letter and encourage job applications to retail outlets within Trafford Centre.
It doesn’t end there! You will also have the opportunity to participate in a one-day work experience opportunity within a store at the centre to provide you with valuable work experience.
As a training provider powered by Trafford College and Stockport College, we help you to gain employment at the Trafford Centre and across Greater Manchester. Working alongside large retailers, restaurants and fast food outlets within the centre and surrounding areas, we will link you to employers with vacancies to support you into employment.
By offering a two-week retail programme, we will be providing you with the skills, knowledge and support required for moving into employment within the retail and hospitality industries.
Our specialist staff provide the following support whilst you are on programme with us:
As an accredited course you will receive certificates in the following:
You didn’t read that wrong; you’ll be guaranteed an interview with onsite employers at the Trafford Centre on completion of our employability course. This two-week study programme could help you find the job you have been hoping for.
All interested candidates must be aged 19+ and actively claiming benefits or earning less than £17,500 per annum.
To find out more, book onto our next open day where a dedicated skills shop advisor will inform you of the course content, dates of the next course and latest job vacancies.
Contact us using the form below.
Looking for a part or full-time job? Look no further than the Trafford Centre, where they have some great opportunities to join teams who are passionate about first-class customer service and always enjoy a challenge.
Our vacancy listings below highlight the careers available at The Trafford Centre with support and training provided by The Skills Shop, helping you to develop your career opportunities. As well as using the links below you can also visit the stores and concessions at the Trafford Centre to apply in person with a CV – for CV support please get in touch.
Security Officers x 8 / Full-Time
At the Trafford Centre and Barton Square we aim to create a compelling, jyful experience for our customers. This helps our retailers flourish by increasing footfall and spending. The security officer is accountable to the security manager for support and delivery of security services within the site. You will ensure exemplary standards of security and cusotmer service are provided to the client and visitors to the site. You are the face of the security team and should act with professionalism, always. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively, using radios to liaise with other team members. There are multiple day positions available and 1 night position. Both provide shift patterns on a 4 on, 4 off basis over 8 days.
Previous experience within a similar setting would be advantageous.
Applicants must be flexible to suit the hours of the business, including evenings, weekends, nights and/or holidays.
You must be able to meet store operating policies and standards, including providing quality beverages and food products, cash handling and store safety and security.
Barista’s – 24hrs & 32hrs – £9.50ph
This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. The job creates the Starbucks experience for our customers by providing prompt service, quality beverages and products, and maintaining a clean and comfortable store environment. Previous experience within a similar setting would be advantageous. Applicants must be flexible to suit the hours of the business, including evenings, weekends, nights and/or holidays. You must be able to meet store operating policies and standards, including providing quality beverages and food products, cash handling and store safety and security.
Supervisors – Regent Crescent – 32hrs
Peel Ave – 32hrs
Barton Dock Drive Thru – 32hrs (day/evening position or nights)
This role contributes to Starbucks success by assisting the store manager in executing store operations during scheduled shifts. This job deploys partners and delegates tasks so that partners can create and maintain the Starbucks experience for our customers. No previous experience required but applicants must be able to maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality and, have the ability, to work flexible hours that may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, nights, and/or holidays. You will be able to meet store operating policies and standards, including providing products to customers, cash handling and store safety and security.
Shift Supervisors 33hrs+ £10.38ph
No previous experience required but applicants must be able to maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality and, have the ability, to work flexible hours that may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, nights, and/or holidays.
You will be able to meet store operating policies and standards, including providing products to customers, cash handling and store safety and security.
Cleaner Part-Time / Permanent– Trafford Park M17 8AS
Shift 1: Mon – Fri 6:30am – 9:30am, Sat-Sun 7am – 10am (15hrs per week) £8.91ph / Holidays: 20 days plus 8BH / Uniform / Health Assist Plan / Cycle to Work Scheme
Experience operating a scrubber dry machine is preferred but not essential as full training will be given.
Cover Cleaner Delamere School. Irlam Rd, Urmston M41 6AP
Shifts: 3:30pm – 6:30pm, Monday to Friday
General cleaning to include (but not restricted to): Canteen areas – sanitising tables, chairs, doors, sweeping & mopping floors, locker room – Sweep, mop, wipe lockers down and remove rubbish, toilet areas – sinks, walls, toilets, floors and stock up of essentials, touch points monitored and cleaned after use.
Competitive Salary of £8.91 Per hour.
Holiday: 20 days plus 8 BH
x2, 23 Wheel Forge Way, Ashburton Point, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1EH
Trafford Park M17 8AS
Trafford Park, M17 8AS Shift Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 6:30am – 9.30am
Saturday to Sunday, 10am – 2pm
Apply by sending CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, and organised people who are full of life. We need flexible people looking to work hours to suit the needs of the business including evenings, weekends, holidays & day times. Please state your availability when applying.
Apply by sending CV to: email@example.com
Cre Members P/T & F/T – Competitive rates of Pay
We are looking to recruit multiple individuals for our crew member roles. The roles are varied, from working in the food prep areas, till working, and customer service.
Applicants must be able to travel to and from the workplace for shifts that can start as early as 7am and finish as late as midnight.
Apply by sending CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kitchen Team Member
Preparing, cooking, and serving hot and cold food in a busy environment, following all food handling and hygiene guidelines, following kitchen operation and cleaning procedures, a desire to deliver a great experience for our guests
Apply Here Or send your CV to: HRCFE@Chillfactore.com
Customer Service Assistants – Part Time Evenings & Weekends (25hrs)
We are seeking to appoint friendly, outgoing and customer focused individuals to join our team. You must be presentable, with good written and verbal English.
Manager Full Time 40-48hrs
We are seeking an individual with previous managerial experience within a similar setting. Applicants must be fully flexible to suit the needs of the business
Apply by sending CV to: email@example.com
As a shift leader, you will support the running of the store. Leading the team, giving great service and delivering the best standards of coffee and food. Ideally, you will have some experience as a Supervisor or Team Leader and, we’ll add to that with our great training offer.
Manager – Evenings 2pm – 10:30pm
As a Manager, you will oversee the running of the store, providing great customer service and the best coffee and food. On top of that, you’ll be the brand ambassador in everything you do.
Apply by sending CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Crew Members Full-Time & Part-Time
Are you passionate about delivering brilliant customer service? If you are energetic, passionate, and driven, then this could be the role for you. You will deliver a friendly and hospitable service to all of our customers, paying attention to detail, whilst showing a positive and can-do attitude. In return, you will receive world class training, excellent career opportunities, free meal on shift and staff discounts, a birthday holiday, and lots of fun incentives.
Kitchen Crew Members Full-Time & Part-Time
If you are passionate about preparing fresh food to a high standard, then this is the role for you. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be a team player, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. We will offer you world class training, including L2 Food Safety, and growth opportunities as well as a free meal on shift, and discounts, a birthday holiday, fun incentives, and wellbeing support.
Must have 5yrs’ minimum butchery experience
FLT licence would be beneficial but not essential
Part time and Weekends available. Full training provided.
Full training provided
Full training provided
Experience of industrial cleaning equipment and knowledge of COSHH & Food Safety would be advantageous.
All applicants must ensure they can travel to and from the workplace within working hours. Hours can involve starting as early as 7am and finishing as late as 8pm. Night positions start at 7pm – 5am or 6am
Apply by sending CV to email@example.com
Bear Builder – Part time
Shifts: 3:30pm – 6:30pm, Monday to Friday
Bear Builder associates are fun, genuine, and team-oriented individuals who contribute to store sales and guest satisfaction goals by providing individual and groups of guests, a unique and memorable ‘WOW’ experience. Providing this experience includes, but is not limited to, assisting with choosing stuffing, dressing, naming, and purchasing their furry new friends, while maintaining store visual and housekeeping standards.
Apply by sending CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Members Full Time & Part Time
Applicants must be able to work between the hours of 7am – 10pm, however, there is flexibility for shifts in between. Full training and uniform provided, plus excellent discounts on products. Applicants must be 18yrs+ due to late and early, lone working.
Apply by sending CV to: email@example.com
Sales Executive Full-Time – 40hrs
Do you have a passion for fashion and want to build an exciting sales career in retail with all in-house training? As a Khaadi brand ambassador, you will combine a professional and positive approach with enthusiasm for the product and the brand. You will use your product knowledge and experience to provide the ultimate luxury experience within the Khaadi stores and be confident in driving sales. Khaadi is a women’s fashion brand bringing a touch of East meets West.
Apply by sending CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be responsible for the overall operations and profitability of the restaurant. Managing the day-to-day running of the establishment, making sure high standards of customer service, cleanliness, hygiene, quality assurance, staff morale, training and performance are maintained.
Apply by sending CV to email@example.com
Applicants must have a high level of grooming standards, flexibility to working hours and ability to travel within a reasonable distance to support other locations.
Management Trainee – Full Time
Are you looking to start your retail management career, with the opportunity to become a future leader?
Our 12-month comprehensive training program will develop you in all aspects of retail and people management, resulting in unrivalled promotional opportunities.
Supervisor – Part Time
Deputy Store Manager Permanent – Full Time
Sales Advisor Temporary – Part Time & Permanent
Apprentice Sales Advisor – Permanent – Full Time
Night Time Stock Assistant – Part time & full time
Please apply by sending your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales Advisors x8 –
12-hour contract (with the potential for overtime)
To apply email CV and Covering letter to email@example.com
Sales assistant x2
– 30 hours & 15 hours
Apply by emailing your CV and Cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Retail Sales Consultant – Gucci Watches And Jewellery Boutique, Selfridges
£10.00 per hour / £20,785.64 per annum
Retail Sales Consultant – Full Time – 40hrs – £10.38ph
Retail Sales Consultants – 20 Hours a week – Permanent contract
As Sales Consultants at Beaverbrooks, we’re not here to passively take payments from customers.
We’re here to passionately sell stunning pieces of jewellery, watches and diamonds. To create moments that will last a lifetime. For every customer, every time.
Every single day holds the promise of a moment you’ll never forget. As for you, well, your passion for the customer experience is only equalled by your down-to-earth approach. And you’ll love working with colleagues who share the same values and commitment to amazing service as you. You’re the kind of person who knows the value of listening to customers. Who’s open and honest with them. Maybe you’ll have some merchandising experience to enhance your ability to create the extraordinary.
We’ll train you if not, but one thing’s for sure… You’ll certainly have a great eye for detail and what good looks like. And, you not only have a brilliant instinct, but also an understanding that you’re going to have to put plenty in to get out what you want. That’s what makes you truly unique.
Team Member – Full time
To apply please send CV to: email@example.com
Optical Assistant – Previous experience is not required – full training is provided
To apply send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stockroom, Shopfloor, Sales Assistant & Cashiers
Full Time and Part Time
To apply please bring CV into the store.
Our business training team at the Skills Shop offers bespoke training services for employers within the retail sector. Our specialist team can support the development of your staff with retail training packages designed in line with your needs.
Established in April 2013 by Trafford College, Skills Shop aims to bridge the gap for employers and unemployed people looking to work at the Trafford Centre. Our one stop shop provides training, information and guidance on courses, apprenticeships and updates on the development of Trafford City.
Since opening its doors, our Skills Shop has worked closely with the local communities and partnerships surrounding Trafford, Salford and Bolton to support and open up opportunities of employment. In just a few years, Skills Shop has successfully moved over 500 unemployed people into employment from our course and supported thousands of customers with seasonal recruitment.
We have supported over 20 store openings at the Trafford Centre with sourcing, recruitment and training needs and also hosted a successful Job event.
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