Apprentice Inbound Customer Service Advisor - Main Highstreet Banking Group FIRSTSOURCE SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED

Are you local to Middlesbrough and looking for a great career? Well look no further than Firstsource! We are here to help you take your next steps. Our apprenticeship programme will provide you with all the support you need to begin your career with us.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £8 per hour (0 – 6 Months) £8.50 per hour (6-12 Months) £9 per hour (12 Months – Completion of Apprenticeship) £11.01 per hour (Post Completion of Apprenticeship)

  • Working week

    Hours – 38.33 hours per week, rotational shifts Mon-Fri (After Training) 1. 09:30 – 18:15 Monday to Friday 2. 10:15 – 19:00 Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Alongside your role you will be working towards your Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship qualifications. You will gain new skills and knowledge whilst being supported along the way by our Apprenticeship partner Haddon Training. You will have regular 1:1’s and training sessions with your dedicated Trainer Coach who will help you develop your skills.

There is a huge list of benefits of working for Firstsource, here’s some of our favourites;

  • Health Shield Cashback Plan
  • 29 days off every year inclusive of Bank Holiday
  • Fortnightly Pay
  • Employee Discounts with well-known retailers
  • City Centre Location
  • A kitchenette equipped with fridges, microwaves & coffee makers
  • Amazing progression opportunities
  • Job security, guaranteed hours
  • Casual dress code
  • Regular on-site engagement activities and theme days

Who are we looking for?

Amazing customer service is at the heart of everything we do! This means we are looking for apprentices who:

  • Want to be customer focused,
  • Have great listening skills
  • Are pro-active about taking ownership of your customers queries.

Our plan is to train you to be our future agents, so we will train you to:

  • Deal with sometimes difficult customers
  • Handle tricky customer conversations
  • Stay professional when things get tough
  • go above and beyond for your customers.

What can you expect in this role?

You’ll start your time with us by going through our 7-week award winning training programme, that will link directly to the first few modules of your apprenticeship.

Your first 3 Weeks will be spent in the classroom learning about all our state of the art banking systems and getting to grips with the different services available to our customers. The next 4 weeks will be spent doing on the job training. This means that our team of experienced Firstsource employees will be there on hand whenever you get stuck or want to double check something you have learned, so that you can perform to your fullest potential!

After this initial training, that’s when the fun really starts. You will be moved on to your shift pattern for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will have plenty of opportunities to earn extra incentives with regular daily, weekly and monthly incentives that can be based on your performance or even something completely non-work related like who has the best Christmas jumper or best dressed on pyjamas day!

As a part of your apprenticeship, you will have monthly classroom training session with your Apprenticeship Trainer Coach. In addition to this you will also have individual meetings to review and help you with your progress. If you need any additional support this will be planned directly with you.

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

  • All training will be provided on site at the workplace.
  • Your dedicated Haddon Training Trainer Coach will visit every 4 weeks.
  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will receive a Level 2 Customer Service qualification.
  • Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and Maths and to have taken level 2 English and Maths tests prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You’ve probably heard in other job adverts say that career progression is an option, well at Firstsource it is pretty much inevitable, majority of our agents will start with doing general customer service, but progress into other roles. This can be anywhere from more advanced areas such as Fraud or a complaints handler, to recruitment and HR. Also, there are great opportunities to move into leadership roles. We are passionate about investing in our own employees, so if you put in the work, the sky is truly the limit!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

As a part of your apprenticeship, you will have monthly classroom training session with your Apprenticeship Trainer Coach. In addition to this you will also have individual meetings to review and help you with your progress. If you need any additional support this will be planned directly with you. If you are completing your Functional Skills in either maths of English, there will be additional sessions to help you achieve this. All of this will be on site, so no need to attend college. Firstsource is an equal opportunities employer, which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status. *** Please note that, as you will be working in a highly regulated industry, we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit, criminal record and right to work checks. Having an adverse history will not necessarily rule you out but will be checked on an individual basis. ***

About the employer

Firstsource is a digital-forward, people-first business process solutions company. We help businesses do more by bringing together the perfect mix of latest technologies, human capabilities and industry expertise. Trusted by global brands, niche players and start-ups to fuel their digital transformation, we bring great customer experiences to life.




Centre Square



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider



Haddon Training


Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.