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Customer Service & Sales Apprentice Hillside Leisure Uk Limited

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly successful family run company, gaining experience of all areas of their business with a focus on all aspects of Customer Service. Working in a fast paced environment with varied duties the successful applicant will be given an opportunity to shine and become an invaluable team member.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £180.00 - £250.00

  • Working week

    You will be required to work 5 out of 7 days as per the staff rota. (It is normal that your working week will include at least one day at the weekend). You will always receive 2 days off per week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for all customers coming into the dealership and ensuring they receive the best customer service experience whilst making them feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their experience with Hillside Leisure
  • Assess the customer’s needs and requirements, providing customers with specific information about all Hillside products and creating a rapport with the customer
  • To excite customers about the brand whilst promoting the benefits and unique selling points of Hillside Leisure Campers, accessories and vehicle ownership
  • Upselling and cross-selling additional products and services
  • Booking in caravans and motorhomes for service
  • Being courteous and polite to all visitors both face to face and via the telephone
  • Working to a high level of customer service at all times
  • To ensure highest standards of personal appearance, housekeeping and availability of facilities in reception/showroom area
  • To promote excellent customer and public relations to help grow the perception and image of the Company
  • To record vehicle details and service histories accurately and effectively carry out customer follow up in order to promote sales of labour, parts and fitted accessories
  • To ensure systems and methods in all administrative matters are carried out in line with Company policies
  • To ensure accurate records are kept and updated
  • To ensure a clear line of communication is upheld with Customers and staff. To deal with customer requirements in the areas of Sales, Aftersales & Servicing in an efficient and courteous manner, ensuring customer requirements are fully understood and communicated in an efficient manner to other members of staff to achieve a high standard of customer satisfaction
  • To support, aid and assist the Sales Team in achievement of all targets
  • To support, aid and assist the Sales Manager in all areas of customer handling, problem solving and delivery of outstanding customer service
  • To receive all incoming telephone calls for the Company in accordance with company policy
  • To undertake other ad hoc duties when required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Be able to work as part of the team whilst also using own initiative
  • Good telephone, messaging and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain calm at the first point of contact
  • Attention to detail to ensure all information is communicated and recorded correctly
  • Willingness to undertake any training offered to improve skills or gain qualifications

Personal qualities

  • Positive outlook, competitive, flexible and pro-active
  • Highly organised with an ability to multi-task
  • Friendly team player with a genuine desire to progress
  • Confident & outgoing manner
  • Strong work ethic and genuine desire to succeed in the workplace

Desired qualifications

You should have a minimum of  3 GCSE's at Grade 3+/D  or equivalent including maths & English Language.

Future prospects

There are genuine opportunities to progress both your career and training development.

Things to consider

Applicants must be able to work over the weekends as per the staff rota - whilst this is normally 1 day it can occasionally involve working both Saturday and Sunday.

  • There is free parking on site and a regular bus service
  • Where possible, every applicant must attend a Learning Unlimited centre prior to being shortlisted for this role and being put forward for interview with the employer (This may be done via a platform such as Zoom should we still be in lockdown)
  • Your application will be acknowledged in the first instance by telephone
  • Please be aware that this vacancy may close before the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled or withdrawn by the employer

About the employer

Here at Hillside leisure we are a friendly family run business that specialise in building high quality Micro and Compact campers on mainly new but also low mileage pre loved vans this giving the opportunity to fit in with more peoples budget and giving the opportunity to enjoy a camping lifestyle the HILLSIDE way. Our philosophy is and always will be to provide quality compact Motor Homes at a competitive price and to provide an immediate while honest response to any query, no matter how large or small. We always have a large selection of our own camper vans built in stock NEW and USED ready to go or we can order a van that just suits your specific requirements to put your personal touch on. We also have other manufactures Motor Homes and Camper Vans in stock that we have taken in part exchange. You are always welcome to come and view at our Derby showroom.


Hillside Leisure Uk Limited


Chequers House

Chequers Lane


DE21 6AW

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Services 2000 Ltd


Wendy Taylor 01332 296995

  • Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner
  • Functional Skills English and maths (if applicable)
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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