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Platform Growth Assistant Apprentice STEPHENSONS ONLINE LTD

An amazing opportunity to work for a brilliant company. If you are someone who can adapt easily and wants to work in a busy job role apply today to become Stephenson's Online new Platform Growth Apprentice!

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To review and amend platforms to promote growth and visibility of all brands, ensuring that changes are monitored, and outcomes reviewed, always ensuring tasks are relevant to improving sales and profitability
  • To perform brand research including using Helium 10, google chrome and other tools
  • To perform checks on any documents the brand sends through to us, noting all outcomes from checks performed
  • Chasing brands for all documentation or information and requesting additional assets as required for new platform listings
  • Input of data to the banned ingredients check list file to check compliance of the brand and its product ingredients, ensuring all compliance requirements are met
  • To take relevant notes during brand calls and meetings
  • Perform research on brands before new brand calls to identify growth potential and opportunities
  • Create the necessary folders on OneDrive and move the correct documents into the folder to ensure each record is complete, populating with new information as requested
  • Update when brands send documentation through, or we complete relevant tasks, ensuring any additional tasks and/or automations take place as required
  • Perform checks on line sheets received from brands to make sure they are completed in full, chasing the brand for any missing information
  • Check brand imagery that is sent through to make sure we have enough assets to create sufficient listings on our platforms and that these are in the correct format
  • To assist in drafting PowerPoint presentations for the Platform Growth Manager based on direction given
  • Participate in brand calls and meetings as required
  • To train and support other members of the wider team as required
  • To support the team in the provision of holiday and absence cover to ensure continuity of service across your team and the department
  • To actively prepare for and participate in team, whole business, and individual meetings to ensure the progression of the business and discuss solutions to queries
  • Ad Hoc duties as requested by the Head of Sales or member of the Senior Leadership Team

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship
  • Training at Northampton College, Booth Lane - 1 day a month

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for a full-time position once the apprenticeship is complete and progression within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

“Stephensons Online started by selling personal belongings from our late grandmother in January 2011 on eBay. We wanted to do something with her belongings after her death in late 2010 rather than just place them in a skip. In the first 2 months of 2011 we sold what we could on eBay. I was taken back by what was selling and learnt all I could about the platform. Anything we made we used to purchase more items from local car boot sales! By the summer we had enough funds from the sales to purchase from Wholesalers. Stephensons Online LTD became a sole trader business in August 2011. In December we launched on to Amazon UK and started working directly with our first few brands. In March 2012 Stephensons Online LTD was born. After Year 1 Stephensons Online LTD Turnover was nearly three-quarters of a million. We continued to expand taking on more brands and our first member of staff in the Summer of 2012. Moving forward a few years Stephensons Online LTD continues to grow. We now have 20 employees on our books and ship out to nearly every country in the world, shipping 200,000 orders across the world. We also now own four brands which we completely manage in-house. Stephensons Online LTD works Exclusively on 3rd party platforms with brands of all sizes. We give the brands the control they need on these platforms to protect their brand, pricing strategy and look and feel of the brand. We work with start-up brands through to household named brands. Whilst working with the platforms themselves to deliver each brand the best possible promotions and marketing opportunities."




Primus House

Cygnet Drive

Swan Valley


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Training provider



Isobel McColgan

01604 734138

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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