Guidance from ACS and Centrepoint on Retail Apprenticeships

The trade association representing local shops, and one of Britain’s biggest charities supporting young people have teamed up to offer apprenticeships in the convenience store sector.  ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) which represents the UK’s 50,000 convenience stores employing 390,000 people, is working with Centrepoint to give these businesses easy access to the system of apprenticeships which is at the heart of the government’s skills strategy.

Centrepoint works with ACS and its members to:

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Retailers Urged to Take Part in 2017 Crime Survey

ACS is calling on retailers to share their experiences of retail crime over the last 12 months as part of the Crime Survey 2017.

The survey asks retailers to outline the number of incidents of crime they have experienced, including shop theft, robberies and anti-social behavioural incidents. The survey also looks into the causes of these crimes and what measures retailers have in place to prevent crime from happening in their stores.

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Local MP Visits Community Retailer

Ashford MP Damian Green has visited a local convenience store in his constituency to discuss employment costs and business rates for independent retailers, as well as other issues affecting his convenience store business.

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ACS Backs Great British Spring Clean 2017

ACS is encouraging retailers to get involved with the Great British Spring Clean campaign, launched today by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The event will take place from March 3-5 2017 and aims to encourage people to take action against littering and make sure their neighbourhood is one of which they can be proud.

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