Sales Administration Apprentice Newton Commercial

Newton Commercial are currently looking for a new Apprentice to join their busy team.

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8AM - 4:30PM Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    23 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We require a dynamic sales and office administrator to work in our small but extremely busy sales and accounts department. This is a varied role, which will include all aspects of office work, including dealing with incoming sales queries, sales administration, basic accounts and liaising with manufacturing factories. This exciting role is office based but has the potential for future development in the company and working on new projects.

  • Dealing with established trade and Retail clients on the telephone and in person, building key relationships and developing clients.
  • Liaising with the production team on a daily basis to ensure highest standard of products
  • Creating customers orders to their specification and following up with our friendly and efficient after sales customer service
  • Be involved in attending major classic car shows, learning about the cars and assisting our customers face to face.
  • Full Training for our supported Sage 1000 system
  • Day to Day varied email enquiries 
  • Accountancy tasks
  • We pride ourselves on top customer service and top quality products.
  • Being part of our exciting office team and be able to support each other when busy but also work on your own initiative.
  • We are looking for a positive, hardworking and loyal individual  who can be a team player and who has a keen attention to details.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Some previous office experience would be great, such as work experience or past roles in an office based environment, plus any type of sales experience you can draw upon in any sector. You must have excellent IT skills, such as experience of Microsoft. We use Sage as our operating system

Personal qualities

  • Positive
  • Hardworking
  • IT skills – Microsoft office / emails
  • Customer friendly / presentable
  • Loyal
  • team player
  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Good listener
  • Perform under pressure
  • Office experience not essential but helpful and sales experience
  • GSOH
  • Time management
  • Reliable

Qualifications required

None, attitude is key

Future prospects

Future progression within the company will be based on a positive attitude and willingness to learn new skills. Our busy office has opportunities in sales, marketing and accounts and the chance to work on dynamic projects. Our senior sales team travel to meet UK, Europe and USA and visit trade shows regularly. Roles in the manufacturing factory are also available for those that show an interest in making stuff.

About the employer

Family owned business for nearly 40 years, manufacturing interior trim for classic cars. Based in Leiston Suffolk, we employ around 50 people in a clean factory environment.


Newton Commercial


Eastlands Industrial Estate


IP16 4LL

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Training provider

  • Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship including NVQ Technical Certificate.
  • Functional Skills.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities. 
  • This is a work based qualification and does not require day release to college.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by W S Training Ltd


Tai Sherman 01473220220

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2017