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Customer Service Level 2 Apprenticeship FAIRLAWNS HOTEL LTD

Fairlawns Hotel and Spa are looking for a Customer Service Apprentice to support our Hotel Reception Team. You will learn and be mentored on all aspects of Customer Service while working full time at the Hotel.

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Closing date: 24 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,503.60

    Apprenticeship wage is due to increase to £5.28 as from April 2023

    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

    Shifts are flexible across the 7 days and generally 6.30am - 2.30pm, 2.30pm - 10.30pm or one in between (9.00am - 5.00pm, 10.00am - 6.00pm, 11.00am - 7.00pm). These are shared amongst the team.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    2 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000126274

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The hotel reception is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of other departments - you should be organised and accurate. You will take restaurant and hotel room bookings, refer and transfer guests across the hotel, spa and health club telephone systems, process emails and post. The reception is the main financial point of the hotel so you will take and make payments, balance the financials across the business and ensure bills and charges are correct for guests and event functions. You will also deal with online bookings and voucher sales.  Lots to do so each shift is different!

This role will suit someone with a bubbly personality and a natural inclination to welcome, chat to and help delight guests. We are known for customer service and have a fantastic team who enjoy their roles.

Duties will include:

  • Welcome and acknowledge all guests in an efficient, warm and friendly manner
  • To ensure the telephone is promptly answered, transferring calls to other departments, taking reservations, restaurant bookings and dealing with enquiries
  • To liase with the Reception Manager / Reservation team / Reception Supervisor if any problems arise
  • To prepare guest and customer accounts, taking payment and sending invoices for payment
  • Deal with the daily post and any enquiries or deposits / payments received
  • Welcome all guests and check in residential guests
  • To ensure that all reservations are confirmed prior to arrival and taking appropriate action to remedy if not
  • To give support to the Reservations Supervisor when required
  • To help maintain the on-line booking systems
  • To ensure that all reception equipment is working and kept clean and tidy. To ensure that all stationary is full or reported as low stock
  • To be aware of hotel security and report any unusual or suspicious events to the your Supervisor / Duty Manager
  • To ensure that all enquiries for Special Events are dealt with by the appropriate person and that the customer is not kept waiting

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

  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Standard
  • English and maths functional skills (If required) 
  • Blended Virtual / Face-to face Bi-weekly Sessions with your Apprenticeship Coach 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We love to develop longstanding relationships with the team, this is a role you can grow and develop with the potential for a full time position offered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

You will be with customers a lot, we want you to be someone who enjoys this. Good multi tasking is essential!

About the employer

Fairlawns is a family run hotel and spa, set in nearly 12 acres of grounds and gardens near Walsall, Fairlawns is where you'll find four-star rooms and suites, a flavourful restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness suite, and a haven of spa facilities. But that's not all - we also have space for hosting any occasion, from intimate family dinners to big, beautiful weddings.

Employer

FAIRLAWNS HOTEL LTD

Address

178 LITTLE ASTON ROAD

WALSALL

WS9 0NU

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Training

Training provider

WALSALL COLLEGE

Contact

Cally Sutherland

csutherland@walsallcollege.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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