Voluntary Worker (Former Employee), West Bromwich – April 25, 2016
Pros: leave at any time you want
Cons: very busy
I have learnt a lot of stuff about Age UK such as organising Merchandise (DVDs, CDs, clothes and books and toys), cleaning, helping customers with enquires, making refreshments for other volunteers and shifting stock to one place to anther.
Operating the till at customer checkout, processing card and cash sales using a touch screen till and scanner. This involved providing the highest standard of customer care and service, assisting with enquiries, packing customer shopping and helping in any other area’s needed.
Retail Assistant (Former Employee), Leigh, ENG – September 30, 2015
Pros: entaiment and get me out house
Cons: long days
Fun work place with one of the best management team. Not all about the numbers but how you personally grow and develop. Decent co workers sum in my sitution and sum volenteers, but this is expected of a big company. The most enjoyable part of the job was working and learning to build and organise from them. The office started to get crowded as the company grew but thats just work
Shop floor assistant (Former Employee), Royton – March 16, 2016
I found that age uk offered a high quality standard to meet staff and customers needs. the way age uk was expected to work alongside its customers was very effective and highly appropriate for the customers and members of staff that worked there.
Productive, engaging and a very descent workplace.
Voluntary General Shop Assistant (Former Employee), Leeds, ENG – January 19, 2016
A typical day at the Age UK charity shop involved the organisation and replenishing of stock; communicating effectively and warmly with staff and customers; managing the tilt and ensuring that the shop itself was clean and presentable to customers.
Volunteer Worker (Current Employee), Croydon, ENG – January 16, 2016
age uk has helped me improve my experience and gained many new skills without them i would not be where i am currently xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
manager retail (Current Employee), Leicester, ENG – December 3, 2015
Greedy management poor support. Don't get days off due to lack of staff. They always want more. I've seen managers come and go they never stick it. Head office stinks. All they are interested in are figures.
Shop Assistant (Volunteer) (Former Employee), Driffield, ENG – October 30, 2015
Fun place to gain work experience within a relaxed atmosphere. Customer interaction and management enabled me to learn things about myself, while also improving other aspects of myself that would be beneficial in the workplace.
Shop Assistant (Former Employee), Darlington – February 8, 2016
Pros: great feeling
Cons: not enough time in the day
Pure awsome place to work/volunteer at. Meeting new and different people every day. The part about this job was helping the charity with gaining more items from donations from the general public to sell.
Sales Assistant/Supervisor (Current Employee), Scarborough, ENG – July 13, 2015
Pros: meeting new people
Cons: love working long hours to learn new skills
A typical day at work for me is opening the shop at the start of a new day setting up the cash float for till checking all the stock for shop floor working with colleagues which are very friendly and fun to work with achieving good sales at the end of the day for the charity I work for .the most enjoyable part of the day for me is achieving targets which are set and going past my goals I am constantly learning new skills on a daily basis.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee), England, AR – November 27, 2015
Cons: only 10 mins
busy shift i do 9- 5 love working and meeting new faces and welcoming people in the working bussinesses to try an help out or even try a day the hardest part of the job is doing alot of ordering things around and not having time to think if its okay or not but i enjoy and love my volentree work and look folward to everyday
Retail Support Administrator (Current Employee), Warrington – September 28, 2015
Pros: Bupa health care / perkz
Cons: No opportunity to progress
Long days are filled with fun and laughter with your co workers however we still remain professional at the same time. You learn new things every day as every day is different. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you get out of the office and can go and advertise that we are a donation station to make people aware that we have a drop off place where they can bring donated items to support people in later life.
volunteer (Former Employee), Shepton Mallet – October 30, 2015
Management and are other staff were kind and helpful. I was only a volunteer so i wasn't there that long but the work atmosphere was a nice place to be in. I put out clothes and other items, assisted customers and helped keep it tidy.