Apprentice Sales Administrator Sherwood Knowledge Ltd

Are you a school or college leaver not sure what to do next? No experience but passionate about a career in sales? How about a role that offers uncapped bonus and on the job training? Yes? Perfect! We have just that opportunity for you!

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £162.00 - £282.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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).

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 9.00 – 6.00 Friday 9.00 – 4.00

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    15 available

Are you a school or college leaver not sure what to do next? No experience but passionate about a career in sales administration? How about a role that offers uncapped bonus and on the job training? Yes? Perfect! We have just that opportunity for you!

Sherwood Knowledge Limited is a Training Centre based in Retford, Nottinghamshire. We deliver a wide range of training, from Health and Safety to Business Development training to our customers and this role is key to expand our client base.

We’re looking for a super star that is keen to learn and take on a new challenge. As an apprentice member of our team you will be responsible for outbound calls to new prospective clients and introducing our services to them. 

The role includes:

  • Taking incoming and outcoming phone calls to and from our customers, new and existing
  • Generating customer complaint acknowledgement/update letters
  • Ensure that all outbound post is collected and sent accordingly
  • Maintain both paper and electronic filing systems
  • Assisting with and actioning department reports
  • Maintain a happy team working environment
  • entering data onto an internal database
  • To engage in Continuous Professional Development as required by the company.

In addition to being rewarded with job satisfaction and a basic wage that meets minimum wage requirements, you will receive a truly uncapped commission structure, full training, a fun and exciting environment and plenty of opportunity for career progression!

The world is your oyster!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good telephone manner
  • A willingness to work hard, earn money and learn.

Personal qualities

  • We are looking for someone who is a keen learner with a professional attitude and someone who thrives on hitting targets
  • Someone who wants to be a part of a team rather than just a staff member.

Qualifications required

  • Grades C or equivalent or above in Maths and English

Future prospects

The chance to become a permanent member of the team or to progress onto your level 3 business admin apprenticeship

Things to consider

All applicants should consider the location of the job in Retford and look into whether it is within suitable travelling distance to them. Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.

About the employer

Sherwood Knowledge was founded on the back of the success of award winning Soteria Asbestos Limited. As a specialist consultancy is asbestos, we were frequently asked to provide other types of training. As the demand for this grew, we launched Sherwood Knowledge Limited as a separate business to provide all types of training from Health and Safety, Fire Safety and First Aid to Business Development training and Social Care courses. We are now looking to recruit a team based at our offices in Retford. We have over 20 years’ experience in sales and over 15 in consultancy and all our trainers are of the highest standard. Along with receiving a great tuition in sales and marketing, you will be able to attend our courses free of charge as part of your own personal development. We offer the basic rate per hour with excellent commission on top. Sherwood Knowledge is continually looking to grow and improve and we believe we will only be as good as our staff are so you will be our main priority.


Sherwood Knowledge Ltd


Suite 1



DN22 6AJ

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Training provider

  • Full NVQ in Business administration level 2
  • Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Doncaster College


Danielle Thompson 01302 553762

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017