Retail apprenticeship: practice-oriented entry into a retail career

Practice-oriented entry, early promotion opportunities

Prerequisites

German Abitur secondary school diploma, vocational diploma or intermediate secondary education with good grades

Start, duration and remuneration of apprenticeship

The apprenticeship starts on 1 August or 1 September each year and lasts two to three years depending on school leaver’s certificate. You receive a gross wage graded by apprenticeship year, and additional sales bonuses.

Apprenticeship content: practical

Ausbildung_EinzelhandelYou learn service-oriented customer care, correct presentation of goods and sales promotion in a WEMPE branch, with the practical content built on in training and learning programmes within the framework of the WEMPE academy. In addition, you can take on responsible additional tasks such as monitoring goods inventory and entry, till activities and use of the CRM system.

Apprenticeship content: theory

Ausbildung_Einzelhandel_2The theoretical training takes place in a teaching block in cooperation with a local vocational college and primarily comprises the following content: goods and sales knowledge, retail and business operations, accounting business and social studies, and inventory management. You will also participate in numerous internal seminars and training sessions at the WEMPE academy.

Your exams

1. Intermediate exam
2. Final written and oral exam certified by the chamber of industry and commerce (IHK)

Valuable further education

With the WEMPE academy, you can gain further education while your apprenticeship is ongoing: an innovative e-learning programme is complemented by company-own, internationally recognised qualification modules, internal seminars and learning modules in all areas, including sales, product expertise, presentation, marketing and much more. In addition, you can benefit from attending trade fairs and conferences, as well as training sessions and internships at major brands.

Prospects and opportunities for promotion

Ausbildung_Einzelhandel_3With the WEMPE academy, you can gain further education while your apprenticeship is ongoing: an innovative e-learning programme is complemented by company-own, internationally recognised qualification modules, internal seminars and learning modules in all areas, including sales, product expertise, presentation, marketing and much more. In addition, you can benefit from attending trade fairs and conferences, as well as training sessions and internships at major brands.