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Customer Service Executive Apprentice (Business Administrator Apprenticeship) DAREGAL GOURMET UK LTD

Swarm Training are excited to support Daregal Gourmet UK with their search for an enthusiastic Customer Service Executive apprentice to join their UK team of 12 in Long Stratton. The role includes an excellent programme of support from the company for the Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship includes 6 hours dedicated time for study per week.

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Closing date: 05 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Up to 5% bonus following successful completion of apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    8am - 5pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Receiving and accurately processing customers' orders.
  • Follow company processes to ensure orders are completed efficiently, for example notifying the warehouse and transport of all customer requirements.
  • Dealing courteously and efficiently with potential and existing customer enquiries in terms of sample requests, pricing queries and other requests for information, thus providing a high standard of customer care.
  • Managing customer complaints.
  • Scheduling and arranging of stock transfers from France to the UK.
  • Liaise with key customers for order forecasts on a monthly basis to help with stock management.
  • Undertake other general duties as required, within the role to ensure the efficient running of the business.

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

The course to accompany this position is a Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship provided by Swarm Training.

Training is remote with a focus on independent study, there will be a monthly video call with your tutor who will be contactable via email at all other times. Paid study will be undertaken during 20% of your working week and this can be either one day a week or block release, depending on what works best for you and the employer.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time permanent position following completion of apprenticeship with a clear path for career progression.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent French (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

Darégal Gourmet UK Ltd is a frozen aromatic herbs and ingredient solutions business, established in 2007 to service the UK Food Industry and is part of the world leading French Ingredients Group Darégal. Darégal was founded over 134 years ago by the Darbonne family, now in its 5th generation, with factories in Spain, France & the USA (Sup’herb Farms, a joint venture with McCormick). The Darégal Group’s expertise lies in agriculture, cultivating and selecting the best raw ingredients for its products. It is a family company with purpose. People are at the heart of its success and the vision of the business is to be “Creators of True Taste Sensations” and the mission is “To work in harmony with nature, people and flavour”. The group has a turnover of €180m (2021) and employs 600 people. In 2019 Darégal Group acquired the speciality oil business A L’Olivier creating synergies with its existing infused oil business. Darégal Gourmet has seen sustained growth since its inception in 2007 with turnover exceeding £15.3m in 2021. The customer base can be divided into 3 business sectors, food manufacturing, retail, and foodservice. The company’s product categories consist of Frozen Herbs, Exotics, Oils and Sauces.







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Training provider



Samantha Bryant


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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