Bluewater Retail Opportunities And The Learning Shop

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Careers At Bluewater

A founder of National Skills Academy for Retail, The Learning Shop is a recruitment and training agency based at Bluewater, its partners include; Lend Lease, North West Kent College and JobCentrePlus. The Learning Shop began life over a decade ago when it first started to offer its services in the; customer services, hospitality and retail sectors.

Amongst the training opportunities available include: Apprenticeships (more details at the foot of the page), NVQs, custom programmes, short and intermediate courses, Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Fashion Retail, Health & Safety Compliance For Retail and CV advice and coaching and much more, full details on the website.

Their track record is to have filled 27,000 jobs and delivered 15,000 training opportunities since they first opened their doors. the Learning Shop is unique in this part of Kent and has become a one stop shop for many retail and hospitality businesses as well as job seekers.

Other services offered to businesses include a Mystery Shopping, recruitment Open Days, Employee Recruitment & Assessment.

Current Bluewater Jobs

Current Bluewater jobs (at the time of writing) below, this selection gives a good idea of the opportunities that occur at the shopping centre (full recruitment details):

  • Sales Assistant (6hrs+) - Competitive - Temp 
    • Required for the UK's foremost electrical retailr.
  • Full Time Sales Assistant - National Minimum Wage - Perm
    • Required for men's casual fashion store
  • Full Time Sales Assistant - Competitive - Perm
    • Full Time sales assistants required for bridal and jewellery/accessories store.
  • Assistant Manager - £18K - £20K PA - Perm
    • Assistant Manager required for Bridal and accessories store re-opening soon.
  • Store Manager - Negotiable - Permanent
    • Required for Bridal and accessories store.
  • Supervisor - Competitive - Perm
    • Required for Bridal and Jewellery store.
  • Kitchen Porter - £6.08 per hour - Perm
    • Required for busy 50's style diner. No previous experience required.
  • Part-Time Drinks Maker - £6.08 per hour - Perm
    • Working within a busy 50's theme diner.
  • Part-Time Chef - £7.51 per hour - Perm
    • 18yrs+. Required for a busy 50s diner. Previous experience is preferred.
  • Deputy Manager - £16k PA - Perm
    • Required for culinary gift store. Previous retail supervisory experience.
  • Fitting Consultant - Competitive - Perm
    •  We are nothing without a great team.
  • Sales Assistant - National Minimum Wage - Perm
    • Required for men's casual fashion store.
  • Sunday Sales Assistant (Maternity Cover) - National Minimum Wage
    • Sales Assistant required for prestigious mens fashion store within Bluewater.
  • Hollister Overnight Replenisher - Competitive - Perm
    •  18 years or over
  • Concession Manager - Competitive - Perm
    •  Required for designer costume jewellery concession in large department store.
  • Sales Assistant (16hrs) - National Minimum Wage - Perm
    •  Will be working on a small kiosk unit selling young children's clothing.
  • Team Leader - £8.50 per hour - Perm
    •  Required for food sections in large department store.
  • Restaurant Host (p/t) - Competitive - Perm
    •  18yrs+ due to licensing laws.  
  • Barista (40hrs) - Competitive - Perm
    •  Must be 18 plus years of age due to licensing laws.

  • Coffee House Shift Leader - £6.35 ph to start - Perm
    • Required for new Coffee House opening May 2012.
  • Coffee House Assistant Manager - £6.80 ph to start - Perm
    • Required for new Coffee House opening May 2012. Must have previous experience.
  • Delicatessen Assistant - Competitive - Perm
    •  18+ due to using machinery. Deli assistant required for Italian Style Restaurant. 
  • Team Manager - Competitive - Perm
    • Ladies only. The employer has claimed an exception under the Equality Act 2010.
  • Assistant Manager/Supervisor - Competitive - Perm
    • Required to work in a unisex high end fashion store retailing in casual and formal wear.
  • Supervisor (Full time) - Dependant on experience - Maternity Cover
    •  Supervisor required for luxury ladies footwear store located in Bluewater.
  • Womenswear Department Manager - Competitive - Perm
    • Required for unisex fashion store.
  • Store Manager - Up to £26k - Perm
    • Required for store retailing in adult lingerie and accessories.
  • Floor Manager - Competitive - Perm
    • Required for high end unisex fashion retailr. Must have previous fashion retail experience.
  • Supervisor - Competitive - Perm
    • Required for high end fashion retailr.
  • Account Manager - Competitive - Perm
    • Would you like to work for the most fashion forward nail brand in the world?
  • Assistant Manager - Dependant on experience - Perm
    • Required for quirky unisex fashion and accessories store.
  • Cashier - National Minimum Wage - Perm
    •  Required for a trendy unisex fashion shoe store.
  • Assistant Store Manager - up to £25K O.T.E. - Perm
    • Required for new store opening April 2012.
  • Store Manager - up to £40k O.T.E - Perm
    • Required for new store opening April 2012.
  • Optician - Competitive - Perm
    • Must be fully qualified and registered with GOC.

Bluewater Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships enable you to 'earn while you learn' and gain a recognised qualification. You will work with a local employer and train for one day a week or fortnight at The Learning Shop in College. A contract is formed between you, your employer and The Learning Shop to ensure the programme is working effectively.

The Learning Shop will check that your employer pays you a fair wage in accordance with the National Minimum Wage guidelines, and that they provide a safe working environment, including appropriate working hours, releasing you from work to attend your training programme.

All Apprenticeships include the following basic elements: An NVQ at Level 2 or Level 3. Key Skills or functional skills qualifications, including communication and application of numbers. An apposite technical certificate.

In order to be considered candidates must be: at least sixteen years of age, not in full time education, satisfy legal requirements to work in the UK, willingness ability and motivation to complete the task.

Contact The Learning Shop

  • The Learning Shop, The Village (Upper), Bluewater, Greenhithe, DA9 9SE
  • 01322 624455
  • The Learning Shop 

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