Work as an apprentice

The BHF has recently launched its apprenticeship scheme across the UK. It’s an amazing opportunity for people to earn a qualification in retail whilst earning a wage.

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Working alongside our team of passionate staff and volunteers, BHF apprentices take part in all the day to day activities of a busy retail environment. Every day can be different; from providing excellent customer service on the shop floor to creating eye-catching displays in the window or helping to organising and processing our stock donations.

Benefits of a BHF shop apprenticeship:
  • gain job-specific skills
  • are paid the National Living Wage for your age
  • get 28 days paid holiday, including bank holidays
  • study towards a retail qualification
  • gain an academic qualification which is equivalent to Intermediate GNVQ or 4-5 GCSE passes
  • can apply for a NUS Extra Apprenticeship discount card

Meet Bella

Bella with two colleagues standing outside the Penzance shop

Everyone is so supportive and I have learned a great amount since I started volunteering and gained some invaluable experience. For me, it has led to me being offered a full time Retail Apprenticeship so now I get to do a job I love and continue my education.


Bella Smith (centre) was the first apprentice to join the BHF scheme in early 2017. Bella joined the Penzance shop team two years ago as a volunteer. She is known in her team for her hard work and dedication and was recently awarded the South West’s Young Volunteer of the Year award in recognition.

When her Area Manager heard that she’d been looking at apprenticeship opportunities she hot-footed it to Penzance to tell her about the BHF’s brand new scheme. Within just a couple of days, Bella had been offered a position at the shop.

If you would like to find out more about our apprenticeship positions visit our recruitment website, where all new positions are posted.