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Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship (Level 2) JONNY'S SISTER LTD

Jonny’s Sister started in 2005 & is well respected within the industry. We are a small but very busy company that designs & makes personalised gifts & homeware items. We work with companies such as John Lewis, Next, Not on the High Street, Etsy & Joules. The employees have been here between 3 & 7 years & many started off as apprentices.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,692.15

    You have your birthday off as an extra day's holiday

    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 9am to 5.30pm Some overtime available at Christmas with TOIL between Christmas and New Year. You have 20 day's paid holiday + your birthday + Bank Holidays.

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000082075

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will become part of the Office team. You will work in all areas of customer service. Duties will include but not be limited to:

- Answering the phone
- Customer services both over the phone & by email
- Loading new products across 6 sites
- Liaising with the production studio
- Spending time working in the studio so as to understand the production
- Working with our social media staff to understand how we use social media
- Doing order reccies across all sites to ensure no orders have been missed
- Organising couriers for overseas deliveries
- Working with pricing staff so as to understand how we do pricing
- Researching new suppliers
- Ordering from suppliers

You will be supported throughout your apprenticeship by the Office Manager as well as having regular meetings with your tutor.

We are a very busy company and everyone works hard but we do always try to have fun along the way. The business tends to be seasonal and Christmas can be crazy busy!

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

The office is based in central Yeovil and is easily reached by bus or car and we have free parking right outside the office. The office hours are 9 to 5.30 with a 45 minute lunch break. 

All training for the Customer Services Practitioner Apprenticeship is done onsite and, if necessary, at Yeovil College. As well as working in the office, you will also spend time in our production studio so that you can understand the full journey of each order. This is especially helpful when dealing with customers on the phone or by email.

Your line manager will be the Office Manager (once an apprentice herself) and she will guide and support you throughout your apprenticeship. Your training will on a continuous basis as you learn new areas throughout the 12 months.

Your apprenticeship will last 12 months after which you will acquire Customer Services Practitioner Level 2.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once qualified, Jonny's Sister always offers the apprentice a permanent job. During the apprenticeship both you and your line manager will have found out where your strengths and passions lie. In the permanent position offered we will always try and match you to these areas.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 4 or better) Essential

About the employer

Jonny's Sister Ltd. has been going since 2005. There are currently 10 employees. We have had many apprentices over the years and some are still with us over 5 years later.

Employer

JONNY'S SISTER LTD

Address

Jonny's Sister Ltd.

25-26 Market Street

Yeovil

BA20 1JG

Contact

Jane Field

jane@jonnyssister.co.uk

01935873186

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Training

Training provider

YEOVIL COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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