Showroom Design and Administration Apprentice BOWMAN BATHROOMS LTD

We are in search of a motivated Showroom Design and Administration Apprentice who is eager to embark on an exciting career journey with Bowman's Kitchens & Bathrooms. This role offers a unique opportunity to learn and grow in various aspects of business administration, customer service, and interior design.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,433.28 to £20,589.92

    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, 9.00am - 5.00pm with a 1 hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000224350

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Showroom Design and Administration Apprentice at Bowman's Kitchens & Bathrooms, you will take on a range of responsibilities that include:

Stock Management

  • Order and maintain stocks of relevant stationery and forms in collaboration with the Operations Manager and Senior Sales Designer.

Administrative Support

  • Provide support to individual managers as needed, including diary management, travel planning, event coordination, and servicing meetings.
  • Provide support with ordering kitchen and bathroom products from design specifications.
  • Provide support with taking payments from customers and generating invoices from quotes.
  • Provide support to business administrative tasks including accurate administration of supplier invoices.
  • Undertake administrative tasks, such as photocopying, fax transmissions, processing mail, maintaining filing systems, archives and resource libraries and updating information.
  • Answering the telephone and liaising with staff, clients and suppliers to assist in the delivery of services.
  • Use of Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel.

Presentation Development

  • Learn how to develop compelling presentations to communicate ideas effectively.
  • Learn how to present designs to customers.

Issue Resolution

  • Develop skills to answer and resolve issues for staff, customers, and suppliers, ensuring satisfaction and timely resolution.

Professional Development

  • Manage your own professional development journey with guidance from senior staff, prioritising workload to include training time required to achieve the relevant apprenticeship qualification.
  • Learn Bowmans Design process and work with the Senior Sales Designer all aspects of Kitchen and bathroom design.
  • Learn business processes from the operations manager and senior management.
  • Learn to use 3D modelling software used across the industry (eg virtual worlds).
  • Learn to project management software used across the industry (eg Asana).

To thrive in this role and make the most of this apprenticeship opportunity, you should possess the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • A genuine interest in interior design and an eagerness to learn about the design process.
  • Curiosity about business processes and a desire to understand how they operate.
  • A strong desire to be customer-facing, providing exceptional service to our valued clients.
  • A true all-rounder with a flexible attitude and a willingness to tackle various tasks.
  • 5 GCSEs at level 9-4 or equivalent qualifications, demonstrating a solid educational foundation.

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Business Administrator Level 3 apprenticeship standard including Level 3 Diploma for the Business Administrator (Administration for Marketing and Sales).
  • Delivered virtually with no formal college attendance.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Showroom Design Administrator/ Business Administrator / Finance Assistant / Personal Assistant to company directors depending on where they excel.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Creative, Interest in interior design, Curious about business process, Flexible attitude, Desire to be customer facing

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including maths and English (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential

About the employer

Bowman's Kitchens & Bathrooms is a renowned retail kitchen and bathroom showroom located in the Springwood Industrial Estate, Braintree, UK. We are dedicated to providing high-end, luxury kitchen and bathroom design solutions for discerning customers who value quality and innovation. We are not just a showroom; we are a lifestyle brand that prides itself on creating bold and innovative designs, setting trends, and delivering extraordinary customer experiences. Benefits include: 28 days annual leave, 10 percent employee family discount, and company pension scheme.

Employer

BOWMAN BATHROOMS LTD

Address

UNIT 26-27 BLOCK B

BRAINTREE ENTERPRISE CENTRE

46-48 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

CM7 2YN

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Training

Training provider

COLCHESTER INSTITUTE

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team

ci.apprenticeships@colchester.ac.uk

01206 712043

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Mar 2024