Southern Co-Op Apprenticeship Case Study We have been working with the Southern Co-Op since 2018. We are on our 6th cohort for Retail Team leader. All learners are in the roles such as assistant or manager for this programme. In late 2019 we also started a cohort on the Retailer Level 2 programme for more junior colleagues. The programmes here are supported very closely by Linda Masterman from the Coop. We meet with Linda monthly to discuss learner progress and any feedback from both sides.
Linda Masterman, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
"Southern Co-op has been working with Fareport Training since 2018 and is our preferred provider for all of our retail apprenticeships. Its apprenticeship offering is growing to keep up with demand, so we are using Fareport Training more often for non-retail apprenticeships.
Our learners' success rate is fantastic with 62% of our retail learners achieving a distinction grade. Communication between our Account Manager, the trainers and myself helps keep our learners on track. Fareport Training is flexible and adapts to suit the learners' needs."
Thomas King- Retail Team Leader Level 3
"My favourite aspect were the workshops at Lakeside which were very good, well structured and planned. Great standard of workshops and support throughout."
Charlie Chester - Retail Team Leader Level 3
"It was a very well structured course and taught me a lot of transferable skills, I felt constantly supported by my trainer who always helped and supported me when I needed it."
Caitlin Griffiths - Retail Team Leader Level 3
"Really enjoyed the whole apprenticeship and Jemma was amazing from start to finish! I really enjoyed the group sessions, I found it really useful speaking to others about their own experiences they have in their own stores."
Eva Richards - Retail Team Leader Level 3
"Fareport Training support the wellbeing as well as the learning needs of the individuals. I had great experience doing ME1. I have learnt so much through researching and reading. The knowledge I gained from the units empowered me at work and in my personal life."
Sebastian Board - Retail Team Leader Level 3
"My trainer Richard was very supportive and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the variety of units that the apprenticeship covered. It has given me a broad number of new skills and qualities that I can apply into my day-to-day role. I enjoyed the flexibility of planning meeting date/times with my trainer."
Nicola Rohr - Retail Team Leader Level 3
"Being able to look at what I was doing on a daily basis at work with a more 'birds eye' view was incredibly valuable and helped me measure success, and adapt training methods to work more effectively. It has also helped boost my confidence an incredible amount."
Melissa Whatsize - Retail Team Leader Level 3
"I enjoyed every part of this apprenticeship and learning new things and gaining knowledge. Rich has been nothing but supportive and amazing the whole time, could not of asked for a better trainer. Thank you!"