Apprentice Customer Services Specialist QUESTOR INSURANCE SERVICES LTD

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Customer Specialist Team. Ideally we would like someone who has previously had experience within an administrative role who can confidently communicate with customers and will work well within a team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,000.00 - £17,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001177068

  • Positions

    1 available

The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeopardise your application

 

If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered.

As a Customer Service Specialist, you are responsible for dealing with our customers on a daily basis. This role involves interaction with the general public, suppliers and colleagues, therefore the successful candidate must be a confident communicator, deal with complex customer queries and be equipped to handle complaints or difficult situations should the need arise. 

Benefits: Holiday – 22 days plus public holidays (January to December)

Birthday leave – after 1 year of service

Contribution to a private pension scheme after 1 year of service. The role is based in Medway, with good transport links. Study towards NVQ in Customer Service

Small, customer focused friendly team.

Fresh fruit on Mondays. Quarterly events as a team.

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate must have problem solving skills, be confident in dealing with difficult situations and decision making.  They must have exceptional organisational skills, an excellent telephone manner, attention to detail, a high level of computer skills, the ability to work within a team and on their own initiative and should be able to prioritise their work load efficiently.

Personal qualities

Able to work on own initiative

Qualifications required

Good basic education.

Five GCSEs grades A*-C, or equivalent qualifications - to include Maths and English.

Most importantly, the individual will have a great work ethic and be eager to learn.

Future prospects

• Potential for full time employment for the right candidate. Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions • The Qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies. Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Things to consider

The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeopardise your application If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered. National Minimum Wage From 1st April 2017, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. INTERVIEW We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. Reality Check You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst awaiting for your first wages to be paid.

About the employer

Established in 2007, Questor Insurance is an independent privately owned insurance company offering a small range of niche insurance products. Questor Insurance offer products such as car, motorhome, minibus and van hire excess insurance, travel insurance, personal motor excess insurance and gadget insurance. Questor Insurance also has an in house claims department known as Orchard Administration that handle the claims for the car, motorhome, minibus and van excess insurance policies sold. Questor Insurance is successful due to the strong level of customer service provided by the hardworking and friendly customer service team.

Employer

QUESTOR INSURANCE SERVICES LTD

Address

Station Road

Rainham

Gillingham

ME8 7RS

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Training provider

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the Advanced NVQ Level, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and the Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook.


Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Apprenticeship framework

Customer Service

Training provider

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kent Training & Apprenticeships

Contact

Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team 0800 731 4297 KT&A@kent.gov.uk


Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system – Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2017