Customer Service Apprentice

VALDA ENERGY LIMITED

BICESTER, OX26 6HR

Closes tomorrow (Friday 26 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 2 July 2024


Summary

After the great success of our apprenticeship scheme, we are looking for 4 new team members to join the heart of our business operations. You will be supported through a blended learning approach and assigned dedicated time to study and work on your qualification. We will offer you a permanent job straight away and future development opportunities.

Annual wage
£22,000 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Customer service practitioner (level 2)
Hours
Monday to Friday, 7.5 hours per day (shifts patterns between the hours of 8am and 6pm)

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September

Duration

1 Year 2 Months

Positions available

4

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship programme 
  • The apprenticeship training will be provided through online learning
  • Training and development will take place in the workplace
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required)

Where you’ll work

UNIT 11

TALISMAN BUSINESS CENTRE

TALISMAN ROAD

BICESTER

OX26 6HR

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

STRAIGHT A TRAINING LIMITED

Your training course

Customer service practitioner (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Use a range of questioning skills, including listening and responding in a way that builds rapport, determines customer needs and expectations and achieves positive engagement and delivery.
  • Depending on your job role and work environment: Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication skills, along with summarising language during face-to-face communications; and/or
  • Depending on your job role and work environment: Use appropriate communication skills, along with reinforcement techniques (to confirm understanding) during non-facing customer interactions.
  • Depending on your job role and work environment: Use an appropriate ‘tone of voice’ in all communications, including written and digital, that reflect the organisation’s brand.
  • Provide clear explanations and offer options in order to help customers make choices that are mutually beneficial to both the customer and your organisation.
  • Be able to organise yourself, prioritise your own workload/activity and work to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate patience and calmness.
  • Show you understand the customer’s point of view.
  • Use appropriate sign-posting or resolution to meet your customers needs and manage expectations.
  • Maintain informative communication during service recovery.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4-9 or C-A*)
    • Maths (grade 4-9 or C-A*)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Team working
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Please note: The role is office based 5 days a week. Benefits: -Immediate permanent contract -Unlock discounts and special benefits on popular products like Apple Watches, elevate your fitness journey with discounted gym memberships and treat yourself to a weekly free coffee, and so much more -Recharge kitchen – Enjoy an array of complimentary snacks, drinks, and lunch options, all designed to keep you fuelled and energised throughout the day -Our in-house learning and development team is devoted to nurturing your talent, unlocking potential and propelling you towards being your best

    About this company

    Valda Energy is a fast-growing energy supplier, challenging the existing marketplace with a leading, tech-led, and customer-focused successful solution. We are passionate about innovation and challenging the status quo to deliver exceptional service and solutions to our customers. Driven by the desire to do right by all our stakeholders, we recognise that our people are our greatest asset. Our culture and employee environment are always evolving, from the introduction of new benefits to leading structured training opportunities, and of course frequent social events! At Valda Energy, you can be assured that you will be supported to be your best and be welcomed in to form part of our friendly team.

    https://www.valdaenergy.com/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Potentially continue studies onto Level 3.

    Future development opportunities depending on the apprentice's aspirations and career goals, a development plan would be created.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    STRAIGHT A TRAINING LIMITED

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261935.

    Apply now

    Closes tomorrow (Friday 26 July at 11:59pm)

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