Apprentice Business Administrator STEARN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED

As an employee at Stearn you will gain valuable knowledge of our customer servicing responsibilities, buying policies, marketing strategies, sales forecasting, distribution processes, and administration procedures, along with an in-depth profit and loss acumen. Ensuring you advance your understanding by the completion of your apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,470.00

    £7.00 per hour. If the apprentice is over 19 and completes a 1-year apprenticeship then this will increase to fall in line with our rate for their age.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08.00 - 17:30.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000247934

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Bill paying
  • Customer returns
  • Invoice queries
  • Inventory management
  • Health and Safety
  • Goods received
  • Internet optimisation
  • Price file management
  • Filing
  • Some customer service

The Opportunity

We currently have a vacancy for a new Customer Service/Business Administration Apprentice in our very busy and extremely successful Salford, Manchester location. As part of a £1 billion-pound national network, ‘Newbury Investments’, and the desire to continue to grow, each of our outlets works independently and is responsible for its own business and development.

At Stearn we support and help to develop our staff, supplying them with a diverse set of skills, experience and product knowledge to enable them to become successful in their chosen roles, capable of developing and allowing them to unlock their full potentials.  As an employee at Stearn you will gain valuable knowledge of our customer servicing responsibilities, buying policies, marketing strategies, sales forecasting, distribution processes, and administration procedures, along with an in-depth profit and loss acumen. Ensuring you advance your commercial understanding by the completion of your apprenticeship.

We will provide a high-end apprentice salary and lucrative company bonus in the form of a profit share scheme, where you will have the opportunity for your income to be influenced and increased by your drive and ability; an incredibly exciting opportunity in a company whose performance is continually improving.

You will spend your year learning and understanding our business from the running of our warehouse to the sales office upstairs, spending the majority of your time in our busy internal customer service department giving you an excellent start to your professional career by getting your foot in the door.

If you’re entrepreneurial and the type of person who can make things happen, you can think on your feet, you always aim high and are goal driven with a hunger to meet our challenge in a demanding but rewarding environment then look no further to completing your Administration apprenticeship and becoming a well-rounded integral part of the team at Stearn.

If you feel you have the personality, drive and tenacity for this opportunity and you want to be paid well for your apprenticeship, then please send a covering letter and comprehensive CV.  We look forward to meeting you.

• Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive we cannot respond to all applicants.  Should you be short listed we will be in contact to make interview arrangements. If you have not heard from us within 28 days, you should assume that you have been unsuccessful.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship standard qualification
  • All training will be delivered within the workplace, no need for the successful applicant to attend college

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

If you’re entrepreneurial and the type of person who can make things happen, you can think on your feet, you always aim high and are goal driven with a hunger to meet our challenge in a demanding but rewarding environment, then look no further to completing your Customer Service & Administration apprenticeship with the expectation of becoming a well-rounded integral part of the team at Stearn.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade A* - C / 9 - 4) Essential

Things to consider

25 days holiday and bank holidays.

About the employer

“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to.” Richard Branson Stearn is a well-established National Super Distributor founded in 1924, serving the Electrical Industry, Business to Business, with an outstanding reputation for good service and excellent customer relations. This reputation is protected vigorously through the professionalism of our dedicated and well-trained staff where we offer a Local service with National support and buying power.

Employer

STEARN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED

Address

4 Coronet Way

Salford

M50 1RE

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Training

Training provider

SALFORD CITY COLLEGE

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

Abbie Thomson

abbie.thomson@salfordcc.ac.uk

07712512584

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


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