Apprentice Sales Assistant Smales

Are you confident and organised with good telephone technique skills? Do you want to be part of a successfully expanding business? This Sales Apprenticeship could be for YOU.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    8:30am-5pm Mon and Tues; 8:30am-5:30pm Weds and Thur and 8:30am-4pm Fri.

    Total hours per week: 33.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are currently seeking a Sales Assistant to work within our busy team at our Hull Head Office. Duties will include:

  • Contact existing customers to introduce new products, special offers/promotions and maximise sales
  • Add new customers to company database, ensuring details and prices are correct, and update accordingly
  • Receive calls and process orders
  • Answer queries and advise on stock availability
  • Take details of complaints and resolve where possible, informing Sales Manager
  • Deal with customers / orders in person
  • Liaise with credit control department before processing orders, checking customer credit limits and closing accounts where necessary
  • Liaise with drivers and customers over delivery details
  • Undertake training to update knowledge of products and sales techniques
  • Carry out other duties within the job description as requested by the team leader



Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills are essential
  • Strong organisation skills
  • A good degree of computer literacy

Personal qualities

  • Well organised
  • Confident in communicating - over the phone, face to face and via email
  • Punctual
  • Well presented

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade A*-C in Maths and English or equivalent.

Future prospects

This is a dynamic company and many progression opportunities available for the successful candidate.

Things to consider

Please consider the location of this vacancy and your ability to reach this location in a timely manner, should you be successful.

About the employer

The No.1 choice for the UK's Fish & Chip sector.  From a small stall on the Hull Fish market in 1937 through to our current National sales, distribution and fish processing facility, the consistency of our customer service, seafood expertise, and direct sourcing has positioned us as one of the UK's leading suppliers of fish and Seafood. Our diverse customer base ranges from local fish & chip shops through to large food service specialists.

As the industry's largest importer of Frozen at Sea Whitefish fillets, coupled with our direct-to-door service, we are firmly established as the number one supplier of Frozen At Sea Cod & Haddock fillets to the UK's fish fryer sector, whilst still being distinctive as a family owned business offering nationwide coverage.





West Dock Street



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Sales
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English

Apprenticeship framework

Sales and Telesales

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by YH TRAINING SERVICES LIMITED


Sophie Ness (Business Development Apprentice)

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2017