Business and Sales Support Apprentice BREWER SCIENCE LTD

As a Business and Sales Support Apprentice, you will play an essential part in the success of our operations and the company, by supporting the needs of the team. Specifically, the processing and acknowledgment of customer orders, guaranteeing on-time delivery, and other general business administrative tasks.

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Closing date: 14 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage range of £14,000 - £15,000 available

  • Working week

    9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with 1 hour unpaid for lunch

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Operations, Sales Support, Process & Procedures

  • Take ownership of processing orders, liaise with customers re acknowledgments and shipment details to ensure a timely response and that delivery dates are met.
  • Perform support activities to assist the department as and when they arise.
  • Coordinate and ensure the allocation of materials to support orders and delivery of the required shipping paperwork for dispatch in a timely manner.
  • Perform ad hoc duties and administrative support as and when required to assist the organisation.
  • Ensure that any problems are resolved to provide an efficient service to our customers.
  • Guarantee an efficient smooth and timely sales support process by utilising and becoming fully trained on the required systems, working with our carriers.
  • Respond to and follow up on processing orders for our partners.
  • Support the team with the management, completion and continuous improvement of sales support processes and procedures.
  • Complete the required day to day tasks relating to our customer shipments, specifically ensuring that the Certificate of Analysis (CoA) and other documentation such as the Material Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and invoices are issued, to support with process.
  • Ensure that all sample orders and Customer Sample Requests (CSR) and additional requirements are processed in a timely manner.

Ensure Compliance

  • Provide daily operational support to ensure compliance with goals and mission of the organisation.
  • Ensure compliance with established policies and procedures within the organisation.

Customer Relations & Service Levels

Please note that these duties will be carried out on an ad-hoc basis as and when the senior colleagues in Sales Support team needs support.

  • Respond to and follow up on any partner enquiries appropriately within agreed timeframes, but direct and refer to senior management where necessary.
  • Responsible for the consignment of monthly and weekly invoices and ensure that the consignment shipments are transferred to the relevant warehouse.
  • Work closely with one of our largest customers using their in-house system to manage the stock planning and order process. 
  • Support Sales Support colleagues on any quotation queries, as and when required.
  • Support on any credit control tasks, as and when required.
  • As part of the sales support function, create purchase orders and work with customised programmes outside of Brewer Science’s internal process, as and when required.


Collaboration, Stakeholder Engagement & Relationship Management

  • Collaborate and work cross functionally with shipping, planning, material handlers, sales support, accounts receivable, account managers, QC/QE in the organisation and build and maintain meaningful relationships.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other departments, as required, to complete assigned responsibilities to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Initiate relationship development with key employee owners within the organisation related to achieving goals and objectives.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with fellow employee owners and senior management.

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

Business Administrator Level 3, delivered via monthly Tutor led workshops (live, virtual 3-5-hour sessions) self-led study and blending learning and development activities, all, within the workplace.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As with any apprenticeship opportunity – if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

Your application via The Government Apprenticeship website, is the 1st stage of CT Skills’ (Training Provider) Apprenticeship Application Process. If your application is shown as ‘successful’ this means that you have passed the first stage of our application process and will receive an email requesting your latest CV from a member of our recruitment team. You will need to check your emails and junk/spam folder for this. Once we have received your CV, you will be contacted by a member of our team to take your application further.

About the employer

Brewer Science, Certified Employee-Owned and Certified B Corp™, is a major innovator of high-technology solutions for the semiconductor / microelectronics markets, with its global headquarters located in the US and offices throughout Europe and Asia. In 2022, Brewer Science was awarded a ‘Top Workplaces USA’ recognition.







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Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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