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Business & Customer Service Sales Apprentice S. R. ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS LTD

Are you a great communicator with a keen eye for detail, looking to take your first steps and develop your career? YES? Then this is the start you have been looking for! You will be working with a fantastic team at SR Electrical Wholesalers, using your communication skills to support the daily running of the organisation. Don't delay, apply today!

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,140.00

    Annual Salary based above the National Minimum wage £5.20p/hour £195.00 per week with reviews based on-course performance.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, working pattern to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000072711

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

SR Electrical is looking to embark on an apprenticeship program to train and develop new recruits who can support the continued growth and development of our business.

Enthusiasm and initiative are important, along with a willingness to learn new skills and develop their product knowledge. Applicants will need to be motivated, enthusiastic, and naturally ambitious.

You will need to be a confident team player and have good communication skills.

The role:

  • Typically, an electrical wholesaler will operate a stockroom and trade counter, which is visited regularly by trade customers who have product knowledge about what they are specifically buying
  • Electrical wholesalers will be dealing with customer sales at the trade counter, over the telephone and via email and will understand incoming deliveries, stock control, and dispatch, and proactively follow up customer enquiries and incoming orders.
  • They will be familiar with processing customer orders and taking delivery of goods and the basic administration related to these functions and maintaining a customer database.
  • A key element of their role will be to have technical knowledge of the products and services offered together with the tailor-made systems and equipment used in their trade business
  • They will communicate with a wide variety of internal and external customers to build and maintain relationships and provide a high-quality service that encourages repeat business

Annual Salary based above the National Minimum wage £5.20p/hour £195.00 per week with reviews based on-course performance.

So, If you are looking for an opportunity to join our successful team, then SR Electrical Wholesalers Ltd is the company for you.

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

As part of the Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, you will learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours which will support you for your end-point assessment. You will take part in a combination of activities, such as face-to-face classroom-based sessions, remote learning sessions, work shadowing and online learning, to support your learning and development and compile a portfolio of evidence.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake training sessions with Avant Skills Academy every other week throughout the length of the apprenticeship. If you have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 (C) in English and maths, you will be required to complete Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths.

Off-the-job-training:

  • Apprenticeships are about upskilling and reaching occupational competency takes time. Many employers and apprentices have praised the positive effect off-the-job training has on their productivity and apprentices feel valued by the significant investment in their training
  • All off-the-job training must be relevant to the Apprenticeship Standard being undertaken. Your off-the-job training will be agreed upon with your employer and Avant before you commence your programme

End-Point Assessment (EPA):

  • At the end of the on-programme learning, you will be required to undertake an End-Point Assessment (EPA) to demonstrate you have met the occupational standard

This includes:

  • Apprentice Showcase
  • Practical Observation
  • Professional discussion
  • Project Presentation

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Continued employment, and excellent developmental and progression opportunities within the organisation.

You could also progress on to the following apprenticeship standards:

  • Team Leader Supervisor

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Enthusiastic, Willing to learn new skills, Motivated, Ambitious, Confident, Ability to multi-task

Qualifications

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

About the employer

S.R. Electrical Wholesalers Limited is an independent electrical wholesaler based in Grimsby and Louth. With over 100 years of combined Electrical Wholesaling experience, dedicated to trade and industry, we strive to offer the best business solutions in the area. We pride ourselves on customer service “Service and Reliability” is the motto for the company and we aim to supply goods on time every time. We understand our customers need a fast and efficient service with competitive prices and the ability to get the product to site when they need it. Operating from modern premises in both Grimsby and Louth, our customers can expect quality branded products at competitive prices from the industry leading electrical manufacturers. We distribute Cables & Accessories, Cable Management, Wiring Devices & Accessories, Heating & Ventilation, Fire & Security, Lighting & Luminaires, LED Lamps & Tubes, Switchgear & Distribution, Industrial Controls & Automation, Tools & Fixings, PPE Safety & Workwear and Electrical Test Equipment.

Employer

S. R. ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS LTD

Address

UNIT 7

5 ESTATE ROAD

CHERRY TREES BUSIESS PARK

DN31 2TX

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Training

Training provider

AVANT PARTNERSHIP LIMITED

Contact

Paul Robinson & Lucy Campbell

apprenticeships@avant.ac.uk

01472 426 624

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


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