Technical Sales Advisor Apprentice (Engineering Technician) Wade International (Alumasc Water Management Solutions)

As Technical Sales Advisor Apprentice your responsibilities will involve providing Technical Service to specifiers, customers, and users on a timely, efficient, and courteous basis. You will also promote the company products, and attend to orders and enquiries from specifiers, building service contractors, merchants, and users.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    16 to 17 year olds £7.00 per hour, 18+ £9.00 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday, 8.30am - 2.30pm. 30 minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Understand, implement, and follow all relevant procedures included in the Company's Quality Manual
  • Become fully conversant with the Company’s literature, website, Spec. Codes, part nos. and descriptions
  • Become fully conversant with the uses and proper installation of the Company's products, having particular regard for the requirements of relevant standards, codes of practice and other recognised regulations
  • Provide an on-going accurate and up-to-date sales/marketing intelligence service for managers and the sales team, having particular regard for the introduction by others of products in competition with or complementary to those of the Company.
  • Provide specifiers, customers, users and company personnel with verbal and written technical backup and advice on the use, performance and suitability of Company products
  • Receive customer enquiries; issue accurately and on a timely basis, orally, electronically or in writing, as appropriate, prices, quotations and requisite answers and information
  • Receive and accurately record electronically or on appropriate forms, verbal and written sales orders, quotations and amendments
  • Receive, review and comment on requests for new or modified products and parts
  • Use computer terminal to enquire of customers, orders, parts, prices, procedures, products, projects, quotations, samples, services, specifiers, stock, etc.
  • Attend to customers / specifiers/ users who visit the Company.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, seminars and training sessions as required
  • Assist with the training of staff
  • Help ensure that equipment, data, and software is properly maintained. Notify the Team Leader at the earliest opportunity of any deterioration, misuse, damage or loss

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Qualifications include Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence), Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence), and Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • The Apprentice will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Technical Support Technician Pathway
  • College attendance will be at Colchester Institute Campus and online

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After any apprenticeship, we endeavour to find suitable employment within the business where possible to continue the individual’s careers with us

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Benefits include 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, Quarterly Employee Recognition Scheme, Benefits Hub (Discounts, Rewards and Perks on 1,000s of brands), Unum, Help@hand - Health and Wellbeing Employee Assistance Platform, Employee Referral Programme and Free Parking.

About the employer

Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS), part of Alumasc Group. A leading name in the industry for proven water management, delivering Rain to Drain solutions encompassing the entire building envelope, setting the standard for urban water management. Alumasc have been promoting the efficient use, retention, recycling and disposal of water for almost 90 years. Under the AWMS banner, customers benefit from rainwater and drainage products that capture, retain and control the flow of rainwater in the most effective way inside and outside buildings from originating source to water course, sewer or ground. Each brand is well known for innovation, quality and outstanding support. They include: Skyline Fascias, Soffit & Copings; Alumasc Rainwater Gutters & Downpipes; Harmer Building Drainage; Wade Drainage and Gatic Civil Drainage & Access Covers and for an unrivalled depth and breadth of range and expertise. We have a number of sites within AWMS, Burton Latimer – Head Office (approx 130 staff), Gatic – Dover (approx 30 staff), Wade International – Halstead (approx 70 staff), Rainclear Systems (approx 30 staff) and ARP (approx 70 staff).


Wade International (Alumasc Water Management Solutions)


Third Avenue




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Training provider


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


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team

01206 712043

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

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: 31 May 2024