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Business Support Apprentice Westbridge Food Group Limited

Excellent opportunity working for a well established and successful food company based in the Worcestershire. You will be part of a busy and rewarding sales and commercial team, with the opportunity for progression following successful completion of your apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £307.70

  • Working week

    37.5 hours – 8.30 to 5.00 with one hour unpaid lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Aug 2021

  • Date posted

    12 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001723323

  • Positions

    1 available

  1. Contacting new and existing customers to develop sales including targeting customer sectors with mailouts.
  2. Building data bases of prospective customers e.g. cash & carry’s.
  3. Conducting gap analysis on current range of products and sectors within the market.
  4. Assisting the line manager with customer presentations inclusive of regional & national exhibitions.
  5. Maintaining customer records (inc. related opportunities & pricing) on Salesforce with up to date details.
  6. Confirming customer appointments for and updating the calendar of the line manager on a weekly basis.
  7. Working closely with all departments across the company to answer any general customer queries.
  8. Assisting in setting up new accounts – sending out welcome letters, credit application form, creating account record on Salesforce, etc.
  9. Attending tasting panels

Any other duties as deemed appropriate by the line manager


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong team player who is result driven and self – motivated.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to multi task.
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook & Word
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Understanding of the foodservice sector preferable.

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic.

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent A*-C/9-4 including English and maths

Level 2 Apprenticeship Qualifications or A-levels

Future prospects

The possibility of a full time post upon completing the apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • The employer could close the position earlier than stated
  •  Rural location but close to train station

About the employer

The FoodFellas supplies innovative, authentic, high quality food products from around the world to the foodservice market in the UK and across Europe.

The business has been created through a love of food: supplying good quality food is at the core of what we do.

We have a global procurement team with many years’ experience of importation, logistics, legal compliance and cost negotiation.

Our development chefs have been responsible for creating literally hundreds of exciting dishes which are used in restaurants across the UK today, where the company has a strong market position within the branded casual dining sector.

Supplying bespoke, private label and branded products to wholesaler distributors, industrial and end-user foodservice operators, we offer the ideal route to market for overseas manufacturers.

For our customers, we aim to be their first-choice trusted supplier of imported food: dynamic, responsive, with excellent order-fulfillment and the highest technical standards.

The FoodFellas are professional about business and passionate about food.

 

Employer

Westbridge Food Group Limited

Address

Polonia House

Sandys Road

Malvern

WR14 1JJ

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Training

Training provider

HEREFORDSHIRE GROUP TRAINING ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Herefordshire Group Training Association

Contact

Hayley Grismond 01432 377010 hayley.grismond@hwgta.org

 Training through HWGTA normally comprises of five days per week in company with one day release as and when required at our Worcester Training Centre, doing an appropriate course of study. Functional Skills Maths, English (if required)

A monthly monitoring visit in company will also take place, during which we make ourselves available for discussion about any special training that may be useful to you, and to identify and resolve problems if they arise.

At the end of your training period you will be put through to an end point assessment with an external verifier where you will showcase and evidence your knowledge, skills and behaviours.

In addition, the training programme includes an optional 5-day team building residential course, usually held in April/May each year,

 

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


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