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Customer Services Apprenticeship Age Uk Gateshead

AGE UK are looking to recruit a Customer Services apprentice to join their busy growing team. If you are looking for the opportunity to earn while you learn this is the apprenticeship for you. Apply now!

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

There are a number of tasks within this apprenticeship, they will include:

  • Organising and processing orders and instructions to allow service users to access Age UK's shopping service
  • Allocate a suitable and available volunteer to the service user in order to identify and fulfil their shopping requirements
  • Communicate effectively between all parties to ensure that the service is delivered in a timely and correct manner
  • Processing payments and receipts
  • Dealing with internal and external customers including volunteers, service users, social services, GP surgeries, carers and families
  • Developing knowledge and awareness of related legislations, policies and procedures in relation to services provided by Age UK
  • Communicating with customers via telephone, email and face to face
  • Building rapport and relationships with customers
  • Deliver excellent communication skills and customer service
  • Scanning, photocopying, faxing, filing and other general office duties
  • Assisting with day centres and other actives outside of the office

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good timekeeping
  • Good communication skills
  • Have an interest in business administration

Personal qualities

  • Motivated
  • Willingness to learn
  • Have a positive attitude

Desired qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have GCSEs, or equivalent, grade C/4 or above in maths, English & ICT
  • Please note that level 2 adult literacy and level 2 adult numeracy will not be accepted. This is due to the apprenticeship certificate awarding body’s requirements

Future prospects

An excellent opportunity to progress in a team of colleagues and learn several aspects of the business.

Things to consider

A candidate’s successful application will lead to a remote interview and assessment with Tyne North Training and could lead to the potential of an interview with the prospective employer.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

AGE UK Gateshead is a registered charity which provides a range of services for older people across the borough of Gateshead, contributing to our strategic objectives to reduce social isolation and providing and promoting access to opportunities, activities and services which increase older peoples physical and mental wellbeing.


Age Uk Gateshead


Church Hall

Sunderland Road


NE10 9LR

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tyne North Training Ltd


Niamh Jones 0191 262 6860

Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • The apprenticeship also includes Employment Rights and Responsibilities as well as Personal Learning and Thinking Skills qualifications
  • The successful candidate will work towards a BTEC level 2 qualification and level 2 functional skills, should they be required

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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