Apprentice Sales Administrator Tuin

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging Apprenticeship? If so this is a great opportunity to join the expanding team at Tuin in Brooke as an Apprentice Sales Administrator.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00

  • Working week

    Mon-Fri 09.00-5.00pm (37.5 hours per week)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001278931

  • Positions

    1 available

As an Apprentice Sales Administrator at Tuin you will be heavily involved in the core functions of this exciting and rapidly growing business. You will be working with the departmental manager to assist with the smooth running of this vital department.

This will be a challenging and exciting role; the successful applicant will gain exposure to a variation of duties throughout the whole business. Key daily/weekly responsibilities will include:
 

  • Dealing with initial business enquiries.
  • Providing quotations to customers/suppliers.
  • Provide product knowledge to potential customers.
  • Maintain, develop and build customer/supplier relationships.
  • Processing orders with customers and suppliers.
  • Updating CRM systems.
  • Maintaining internal records/files.
  • Carry out market research projects.

To ensure you have an in depth understanding of the company and its core functions there will numerous opportunities to go off site and learn about both our suppliers and clients. For the correct candidate there will also be the chance to gain industry specific qualifications.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a knowledgeable and highly experienced team who are well respected within this industry.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential:

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Attention to detail & accuracy.
  • Ability to work under pressure and problem-solve.
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office – Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint.

Personal qualities

Essential:

  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills.
  • Good sense of humour.
  • Professional, flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • The successful candidate will be dealing with confidential information and must understand the need for discretion at all times.
  • Willingness to learn and develop towards Apprenticeship accreditation.
  • Motivated to continually improve work practices and procedures both in own working area and others.

Qualifications required

Essential:

  • Good general standard of education (4 x GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above including English and Maths).
  • Must be willing to undertake and successfully complete minimum Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration Apprenticeship within the 12 month contract of employment.

Future prospects

We take continuous professional development seriously and we are committed to ensure each individual performs at their best and develops their potential for future roles.

A successful candidate can expect potential future employment upon completion of this Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Tuin is the sole UK importer and distributor of the entire product range of Tuindeco products and we sell direct to the consumer as well as offering trade accounts for established businesses with show sites.

Tuindeco are Europe’s foremost supplier of log cabins, timber, fencing, structures, furniture, garden products etc. Based in Holland with over 1000 products all held in stock in the UK and Holland. Tuindeco trade in virtually every country in Europe, and have hugely high standards and only supply the best at the best prices. Tuindeco are primarily governed by Dutch and German standards, renowned for being considerably higher than in the UK but at least we're catching on to high quality at great prices!

We are a very strongly customer focused business and we try to make dealing with us easy. We love our products and all of the staff have considerable experience, we can offer advice and expertise across numerous areas. We offer a personal service and an out of hours support network via email.

Tuindeco keep stock of all the product ranges in NL and the UK to enable a quick delivery for our customers.

We supply a huge range for the garden including Log Cabins, Sheds, Garden furniture, and virtually anything you could need for your garden throughout the UK.

Employer

Tuin

Address

Brooke Industrial Park Unit 9

Norwich Road

Norwich

NR15 1HJ

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Training provider

The twelve month work based Apprenticeship will include the following training:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration.
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills Maths.
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills English.
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills ICT.
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills Workbook.
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities Workbook.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

POULTEC TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Poultec Training Ltd

Contact

Ben Gaskins ben.gaskins@poultec.co.uk


Other information

Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority as it is fully-funded by the Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, in some cases with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.

Anyone who has already completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship (in the same subject) unfortunately will not be eligible for funding for this Apprenticeship.

Please note that you will not be contacted until the closing date has passed and the employer has selected the shortlist of applicants. Sometimes this process can take longer than planned, meaning that the interview and start date for this position may be later than expected, dependant on the number and quality of applicants received.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017