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Customer Service/Administration Apprentice CHALKWELL COACH HIRE LIMITED

We are looking for an apprentice to join our busy administration team at our Head Office in Sittingbourne. This varied role will include elements of customer services, marketing, social media as well as day to day administration duties.

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

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,503.60

    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

    Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 2.00pm. 30 minutes break, unpaid.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000061322

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Put your foot on the pedal and accelerate your career with this fantastic opportunity at this family run business in Sittingbourne. 

Main duties for the role will include: -

  • Answering telephones and greeting customers face to face that visit.
  • General Office administrative duties including data entry.
  • Traffic office cover.
  • Website maintenance and social media updates.
  • Direct marketing and mail shots.
  • Proof reading flyers and documents.
  • Taking new bookings and managing existing bookings.
  • Dealing with coach travel or day booking quotes via our bespoke system. 

This is not an exhaustive list but designed to give candidates a good idea of the role.

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

  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Standard.
  • On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard. 
  • Regular work-based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate.
  • There are opportunities to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3.
  • 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.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Confident telephone manner, Punctual, Adaptable, Flexibility, Smart appearance

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

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 waiting for your first wages to be paid. Travel Information - 27-minute walk from Sittingbourne train station. 9-minute walk from Broom Road bus stop (route 349).

About the employer

Chalkwell Coach Hire Ltd have been a family run business for over ninety years and to this day our philosophy remains the same as it did at the beginning; To provide a professional service with a personal touch. We are a highly experienced and professional coach operator for a work, school or personal excursions. Whether companies’ requirements are for a half-day tour or a longer holiday break we can provide the solution. Our coaching staff has extensive knowledge of destinations and routes throughout the UK and Europe. We are always pleased to give our customers pricing guides and to answer any queries they may have.

Employer

CHALKWELL COACH HIRE LIMITED

Address

The Coach Depot Unit 2a Church Road

Sittingbourne

Kent

ME10 3RS

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Training

Training provider

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Contact

Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team

KT&A@kent.gov.uk

0800 731 4297

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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: 25 Aug 2022