Our Apprenticeship Programmes

We offer a range of apprenticeships in our stores, supply chain and support office according to the needs of our business. Any current apprenticeship opportunities will be shown here. Alternatively, you can search and apply for other available positions with us by clicking on the Search Jobs button above.

Your learning and development

As soon as you join one of our apprenticeship programmes you become a valued Boots colleague in a permanent role. Whatever programme you’re on we know how important it is that you’re set up for success, right from the start.

That’s why every new apprentice has an intensive induction, where you’ll learn all about the business and meet other apprentices. You’ll then start learning straightaway, both on and off-the-job through E-learning modules, on-the-job observations and face-to-face workshops.

As support is at the heart of our culture you’ll be helped not just by your tutor, but your colleagues, line managers and our dedicated apprenticeship team throughout your apprenticeship. You’ll also have access to an experienced buddy apprentice who’ll guide you through the programme.

Your learning and development

Our Application Process

Hints & Tips

Our apprenticeship vacancies can go live at any time of the year, so if you see one that you’re interested in, please don’t delay in applying.

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4

The application

You’ll be asked to give your details and your latest CV. We’ll then ask a number of motivational and qualifying questions.

The application

Online assessment

We’ll then send you an email with a link, asking you to complete our online assessment.

Online assessment

For in store apprenticeships - In-store assessment

If you are successful, we will invite you in for an interview/ assessment centre.  This stage typically involves a one to one interview with a Hiring Manager and some mini assessments.  These have been designed for us to get to know you and for you to decide if Boots is right for you.

For in store apprenticeships - In-store assessment

The offer

We’ll be in touch to let you know if you’ve made it on to an apprenticeship. If you’re unsuccessful, don’t give up. We offer feedback to help you with future applications, whether that’s with us or another organisation.

The offer

Our Culture

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Our store atmosphere is always fun and lively, especially around Christmas time. We pride ourselves on being at the heart of the community and helping customers and colleagues to feel good.
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Nottingham has been the home of Boots since 1849 when John Boot opened the very first Boots store. Now the 279-acre site in Beeston is the home to our UK Support Office. There's also many great amenities like a gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, a Boots Opticians and Boots store, to really help you settle in to life at Boots.
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We're 100% committed to ensuring that all of our team members feel happy, safe and valued 100% of the time. Our teams, whether in stores or our support office, inspire us with great ideas, drive new plans forwards and help make Boots a fantastic place to work.
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We want to make a real impact to the communities we serve, so that's why we’re proud to work with our charity partners, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Prince’s Trust and The Hygiene Bank and as a Boots colleague there are many ways to support and get involved!
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For 170 years, we have demonstrated a commitment to operating as a socially responsible business and we aim to make a sustainable difference every day through reducing our impact on the environment.

Stories

Gabriel
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I started here as a Christmas Temp and could never have predicted that five years later I’d still be with the company, as an apprentice in a career I’m really excited about."

- Gabriel

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Rohana
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I chose to do an apprenticeship as going to university and purely studying didn’t appeal to me. I knew I learnt best practically and the idea of studying alongside gaining real life experience and skills was perfect for me as I felt this would give me a head start in beginning my career, but also continuing to learn for my own personal development."

- Rohana

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George King
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My advice to any A-level student, or anyone who is interested in learning on the job, would be to make the most out of every opportunity – attend careers fairs, speak to old and new apprentices at Boots and throw yourself into it. Each one of us has had a different experience and had different reasons for applying but we’ve all come a long way since day one."

- George King

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Our Team

You’ll have a dedicated team to support and guide you through your apprenticeship journey and you’ll work closely with your line manager and team colleagues to be the best you can be in your role.

You’ll have a dedicated team to support and guide you through your apprenticeship journey and you’ll work closely with your line manager and team colleagues to be the best you can be in your role.

Parents & teachers

Do you know someone who’s thinking about their future?   Whether you’re a parent, teacher, a careers advisor or a friend, we want to help you, help them.

Apprenticeships have so much to offer including; expanding on the skills learnt in education or from previous roles, protected learning time, help and support during the apprenticeship.  After completing an apprenticeship there are some great career pathways to follow, this is just the start of their career with us and who knows where this could lead.   

Do you know someone who’s thinking about their future?   Whether you’re a parent, teacher, a careers advisor or a friend, we want to help you, help them.

Apprenticeships have so much to offer including; expanding on the skills learnt in education or from previous roles, protected learning time, help and support during the apprenticeship.  After completing an apprenticeship there are some great career pathways to follow, this is just the start of their career with us and who knows where this could lead.   

At Boots, we understand the importance of developing essential skills for individuals to thrive in education and set them up for success when transitioning into employment.
We also understand, that it’s key for young people to clearly see common and simple language throughout the recruitment process e.g. in job adverts, at interview about what skills they have learnt and how they can put these into practice in the workplace.

The Skills Builder Partnership has produced the Skills Builder Framework. This framework is being used in many primary and secondary schools and colleges across the UK, providing toolkits, classroom resources, training and support to embed key essential skills.

At Boots, we understand the importance of developing essential skills for individuals to thrive in education and set them up for success when transitioning into employment.
We also understand, that it’s key for young people to clearly see common and simple language throughout the recruitment process e.g. in job adverts, at interview about what skills they have learnt and how they can put these into practice in the workplace.

The Skills Builder Partnership has produced the Skills Builder Framework. This framework is being used in many primary and secondary schools and colleges across the UK, providing toolkits, classroom resources, training and support to embed key essential skills.

At Boots, we are using the Skills Builder Framework to make things easier for young people during their recruitment journey with us, using simple language about the essential skills required for a role – language that they will be aware of from school/college and understand.   Essential skills like; listening, problem solving, using your creativity and being a great team-player.   This simple language will be in our job adverts, hints and tips for interviews or at the interview stage.

To find out more visit www.skillsbuilder.org

At Boots, we are using the Skills Builder Framework to make things easier for young people during their recruitment journey with us, using simple language about the essential skills required for a role – language that they will be aware of from school/college and understand.   Essential skills like; listening, problem solving, using your creativity and being a great team-player.   This simple language will be in our job adverts, hints and tips for interviews or at the interview stage.

To find out more visit www.skillsbuilder.org

Safeguarding

At Boots we are committed to caring and keeping all our colleagues safe, including all the apprentices on our programmes. In this section we will provide you with some key information on Safeguarding and Prevent and what we are doing to promote the safety and welfare of all our colleagues.

What is Safeguarding and Prevent?

Safeguarding is about protecting people from being harmed whether that be to themselves or by others.  Not letting anything affect their physical or mental health or hold back a young person’s development.  It’s also about taking responsibility for helping them get the support they need.

Prevent is about safeguarding people from the threat of terrorism.  It is part of CONTEST, the government’s counter-terrorism strategy aimed at protecting people from radicalisation, so they’re not drawn towards extremism.

What is Safeguarding and Prevent?

What is Safeguarding and Prevent?

Safeguarding is about protecting people from being harmed whether that be to themselves or by others.  Not letting anything affect their physical or mental health or hold back a young person’s development.  It’s also about taking responsibility for helping them get the support they need.

Prevent is about safeguarding people from the threat of terrorism.  It is part of CONTEST, the government’s counter-terrorism strategy aimed at protecting people from radicalisation, so they’re not drawn towards extremism.

Safeguarding at Boots

Our Safeguarding policy outlines key areas of responsibility and the processes and procedures we have in place in which we operate in.  We ensure all colleagues, including apprentices and their line managers are aware of this policy which can be accessed via our company intranet. We also ensure they and anyone who represents Boots at community activities, completes the e-learning training to fully understand our Safeguarding and Prevent responsibilities

All members of our Apprenticeship team, also complete regular e-learning and training for both Safeguarding and Prevent and also deliver training to all our apprentices, to ensure they are fully aware and equipped to deal with any related issues.

We also have trained personnel and a dedicated helpline for all colleagues as well as free, confidential support assistance through LifeWorks, our third party provider.

Safeguarding at Boots

Safeguarding at Boots

Our Safeguarding policy outlines key areas of responsibility and the processes and procedures we have in place in which we operate in.  We ensure all colleagues, including apprentices and their line managers are aware of this policy which can be accessed via our company intranet. We also ensure they and anyone who represents Boots at community activities, completes the e-learning training to fully understand our Safeguarding and Prevent responsibilities

All members of our Apprenticeship team, also complete regular e-learning and training for both Safeguarding and Prevent and also deliver training to all our apprentices, to ensure they are fully aware and equipped to deal with any related issues.

We also have trained personnel and a dedicated helpline for all colleagues as well as free, confidential support assistance through LifeWorks, our third party provider.

FAQs

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All apprentices get the time and opportunity to study so you can achieve apprenticeship success. We’ll also support you to develop your skills further including; communication, problem solving, teamwork, time management and prioritising skills to name a few - so you can get this balance right.

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You’ll be provided with an Assessor-Tutor or Coach from one of our trusted training providers who will be on hand throughout your apprenticeship. You'll also work closely with your line manager and team colleagues to be the best you can be in your role.

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We hope our apprenticeship programme will be a fantastic experience, but we’re aware that for some people, it might not be the right fit. If this is the case, we'd recommend you speak to both your line manager and assessor-tutor about how you feel to see if they can help. However, if you still decide to leave the apprenticeship, your line manager can advise about your notice period.

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The apprenticeship will help to prepare you for a career once you complete it. We build your knowledge, skills and behaviours, helping you to be successful in your permanent role and progress within the business with the support of your line manager.

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