Customer Service Apprentice GLOBAL CHAIR COMPONENTS LTD

A fantastic opportunity to start and develop a career with Global Chair Components Ltd - a leading supplier of chair components & contract furniture in the UK - while working at our premises in Reydon. You will be supporting the business with general customer service duties and responsibilities.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Historically the business has been known to pay performance bonus’ amounts at certain times over the year, based on business performance, however this is not guaranteed.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 09.00 - 17.00.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will receive training and be required to:

  • Ensure all inbound calls are answered promptly, consistently within 3 rings
  • Deal with customer orders and queries via the telephone and email ensuring first call/query resolution at every given opportunity
  • Ensure that customer orders are keyed in an accurate and timely manner to ensure warehouse pick time is maximized, whilst meeting customers’ expectations
  • Monitor progress of orders as required to ensure that customer expectations are met
  • Manage inbound customer queries and complaints
  • Coordinate any customer issues with relevant Sales Manager
  • Advise on any service issues in a proactive manner
  • Liaise with warehouse operations as required for stock and customer order progress updates
  • Act as a key point of contact on named accounts/secondary cover for holiday and sickness on named accounts
  • Ensure that complaints/errors are kept to a minimum
  • Maintain GDPR compliance
  • Respond to customer contact regardless of which channel or department and ensure they receive a courteous and professional service
  • Work with other stakeholder teams such as the warehouse to deliver consistently high performance

The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.

The training you will be getting

This programme, other than the requirement of some college attendance to support the end point assessment process, will be primarily focused on your workplace training and learning.

  • Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will be taken on as a full employee dependant on your performance

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, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent any other subject X 2 (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

About the employer

Established in 1996, Global Chair Components Ltd has become a leading supplier of chair components & contract furniture in the UK. We are dedicated to ‘Making Chairs and Furniture Easy’, with the vision to be ‘The best supplier of Chairs, Components & Furniture from around the world’. Investing time in building and nurturing partnerships with leading manufacturers, we make it our mission to actively source a wide and varied range of products as well as being able to design (and bring to life!) bespoke products to individual customer specifications and design visions, enabling us to offer you unrivalled support whether you seek specific components, complete chair units or any other contract furniture. Managing the inherent complexity of sourcing and importing products from locations across the world, we hold extensive stock at our purpose-built warehouses, distribution centre and offices in Reydon, Suffolk; located close to the UK container port of Felixstowe and the picturesque holiday town of Southwold on the Suffolk Coast.




1 Global Court

Reydon Business Park

IP18 6SY

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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


Courtney Martin

01502 273240

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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