Apprentice Business Administration / E-Commerce Apprentice Homespace Direct Ltd

Homespace Direct have an exciting opportunity for a Business Administration Apprentice to join their team. Based in Cheadle Heath, Homespace Direct are an online retail of soft furnishings. The ideal candidate will be confident and professional with an excellent telephone manner.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00 - £150.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main responsibilities:

  • Prepare listings for new products, so that they may be uploaded on to various sales channels like our own website, Ebay and Amazon. This involves accurate description writing and editing photos
  • Answering customer queries via email and telephone regarding order queries and product information
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding deliveries and delivery schedules
  • Identifying new products and making senior colleagues aware of these
  • Processing customer orders using a fully integrated order processing and stock management IT system
  • Processing customer returns
  • Liaising with pickers
  • Matching purchase delivery notes and invoices
  • Checking supplier invoices ensuring the correct prices have been charged

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work to deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Attention to detail
  • Bright
  • Motivated
  • Willing to learn about all aspects of business

Qualifications required

  • Minimum 5 GCSEs or equivalent grade A-C including Maths and English

Future prospects

The last four apprentices have been retained on permanent contracts

Things to consider

** Administration duties will take up the majority of the role **

About the employer

We have brought over 30 years of textiles experience to the internet.  Our founding director has held senior finance and commercial posts with some of the UK’s biggest and most established high street retailers and mail order companies and together with our advisory board, bring a combined total of over 100 years of experience in running textile companies across the globe.


Homespace Direct Ltd


Falcon House Unit 15

Oakhurst Drive



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Level 1 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 1 Functional Skill in Maths
  • Level 1 Functional Skill in ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

Damar Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Damar Training


Jana Jassova 0161 480 8171

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017