When you work in the college shop you will serve customers and look after plants. You will learn to order and price stock, check deliveries, stock shelves, look after plants, create displays and use the scales and the till. You will learn about Health and Safety in the shop, communication skills and customer care. All of these skills will give you a range of opportunities to find work in a wide range of shops and help you to work with the public.
• Internal – real working projects on the college site, including growing plants for selling through the college farm shop
• External – Work experience at Palmer Gardens (Shaw Trust)
• Paid or supported employment or voluntary work in a Farm Shop, Garden Centre or other retail outlet