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:

  • answer questions about employing and training apprentices,
  • deliver apprenticeships through their network of trainers,
  • find colleges and other training providers to deliver apprenticeships if Centrepoint does not cover their area, and
  • help retailers to access funding for apprenticeships.

For more details on apprenticeships, retailers should contact Centrepoint on 0191 510 9762 on or ACS at

The full FAQ’s document can be found here.

This entry was posted by Leah on Mon, 24/10/2016 - 11:46