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Business and Sales Support Apprentice The Bed Expert

Peter Betteridge, The Bed Expert, is offering a new and exciting opportunity for a proactive and customer focused individual to join a well-established family business, to provide business support to a busy sales/administration team working from our Honiton store. There will be sales/retail tasks as part of the role both face to face and online

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Saturday; 9 am - 5.30 pm (1 hour unpaid lunch break).

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    19 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be part of a small team responsible for business/sales based tasks in support of a busy sales/retail team.  You will assist in identifying new business opportunities and ensuring that all records are kept up to date.

Tasks will vary but may include;

Assisting with incoming telephone enquires and inputting, completing orders where necessary

Utilising customer/sales skills whilst contacting existing and new potential customers in order to actively promote company products

Assisting with social media/marketing tasks as necessary to promote business/sales

Supporting general office/admin support to sales/office colleagues as necessary



Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Excellent customer service skills

Confident telephone manner

Effective and accurate ICT skills

Good social media skills

Good attention to detail and a sense of care when executing duties

Personal qualities

Friendly and outgoing personality

Team player, happy working with others

Genuine interest in own development/progression

Adaptable to changing business/sales requirements

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths/English 9 - 4 (A* - C) - or equivalent grades

A good/recognised ICT qualification/grade

Future prospects

Company are keen to progress candidate so strong possibility of future employment/training opportunities upon successful completion of Level 3 qualification.

Depending on progress there will be a pay review after a probation period with the likelihood of a pay increase.

Things to consider

Before submitting application please ensure you get travel to the working address

About the employer

Peter Betteridge, The Bed Expert, is a well-established, family run, local business with over nearly 50 years experience in a highly competitive, customer driven, sector.  We are committed to delivering excellent customer service at all times with an extensive collection of furniture products and have been widely recognised within the industry by receiving a number of awards for outstanding customer service.


The Bed Expert



High Street


EX14 1HS

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Training provider

Focus Training And DCET Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Focus Training (SW) Ltd


Trevor Barnes 07836536590

Full Business Administrator Standard - Level 3

On the job training to support role development

Off the job training to support qualification requirements

Functional Skills support - Maths/English (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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