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Customer Service Apprentice United Carpets Ltd

This a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic apprentice to join a well-established family business in a customer-facing retail sales role with strong opportunities for progression, learning and development. We work as part of a large national group franchise operation but are a small friendly team based in Worksop.

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £180.38

    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

    Working days will be Tuesday to Saturday, 09:00 - 18:00 with Sunday and Monday off.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001813492

  • Positions

    1 available

United Carpets require a Customer Service Apprentice for their Worksop branch, the shop is open 7 days per week and the Apprentice will be required to work 5 days per week including weekends and bank holidays and annual leave is 20 days per year. 

The ideal person must have good customer service skills, be numerical and have good English language skills and be physically fit and must also be able to work on their own or as part of team.

The Worksop branch is a retail sales shop dealing with the public and all aspects of paperwork and financial elements involved, the right candidate must be physically fit as the role involves taking receipt of cut length carpets, underlay and rolls of carpet that have to be racked up.

Specific duties to include:

  • Greeting and serving customers
  • Answering telephone enquiries
  • Taking in carpet stock deliveries
  • Measuring carpets for customer and arranging delivery/dispatch
  • Displaying stock
  • Dispatching stock 
  • Processing paperwork
  • Maintaining shop appearance

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good IT skills

Personal qualities

  • The ideal candidate will be confident and outgoing
  • They must have a willingness to work
  • Excellent attention to detail while working to tight deadlines
  • Ability to build good working relationships with members of the team and employees
  • Ability to work proactively and with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to work effectively on your own initiative or as a part of a team

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in Maths and English.

Future prospects

If the apprenticeship is successful there will be opportunity to progress and develop within the company.

Things to consider

There is a lot of day-to-day manual handling as part of this role.


About the employer

They have established themselves as the UK’s largest franchised carpet retailer.

A family-owned and run business until its public offering in 2005, United Carpets have lost none of the values that have created its reputation for bringing ‘value for money flooring’ to ‘everyone’.

Now with 85 stores established across the UK and more stores opening all the time, United Carpets status as a publicly quoted company has allowed it to expand and strengthen its service and support areas.

Employer

United Carpets Ltd

Address

6 Clarence Road

WORKSOP

S80 1QA

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Training

Training provider

Prostart Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Prostart

Contact

Curtis Ferrin 0115 9468182 curtisferrin@prostartuk.co.uk

The successful candidate will complete a Level 3 Customer Service Specialist apprenticeship standard including:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)

Knowledge-based off the job training will take place during the 18-months of the apprenticeship.

Any other duties which may be required from time to time, as discussed and agreed with the Line Manager.

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service specialist

Level 3 (A level)


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