Technical Sales Administrator Apprentice

Star Universal (Gosport) Ltd

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Ltd are looking to recruit a Technical Sales Administrator Apprentice to work at our packaging machine manufacturing business. We are a small family run business with a friendly atmosphere. We have been operational since 1979 and are a leading manufacturer of industrial bag sealing equipment supplying various markets including Medical, Pharmaceutical and Government departments as well as many small companies.

The Technical Sales Administrator Apprentice will work from our Gosport unit and offer technical customer support including sales of machines and spare parts (full training given) as well as preparing parts kits for production.



  • Answering phone calls and email, preparing quotations for customers and dispatching goods
  • Preparing and packing parts orders and internal kits for machine assembly
  • Offering customer advice on machines and spare parts
  • Preparing business posts for social media
Other information

Star Universal have been designing and manufacturing heat sealing machines for nearly 50 years. The company has a well deserved reputation for technical innovation which has ensured that Star Universal Bag Sealers have remained the preferred choice of blue-chip companies, across the world. The heat sealers are manufactured at Star Universal's facility in Gosport, on the south coast of the United Kingdom. A focus on quality combined with fifty years experience of manufacturing heavy duty industrial equipment means that Star Universal sealers are rugged and built to last.


  • The ability to use business programs such as Word, Excel and Sage
  • A good phone manner and an ability to offer advice to customers
  • A good understanding of how to communicate with customers via email
  • A friendly persona with a confident outgoing attitude
Personal qualities
  • It is desirable for applicants to have basic technical understanding of machinery and how equipment works. Full training will be given in house.
Qualifications required
  • GCSEs in maths and English with at least a grade C / 4 are required.


  • Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite rest area with free hot drink and microwave facilities
Future prospects

There is the intention for a full-time permanent position to be offered to the suitable and successful candidate upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

Training to be provided

Training to be provided: Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard. You will complete a 15 month apprenticeship which includes 10 days at the PETA training centre in Cosham. You will be supported every 6 weeks with visits from your PETA Learning & Development Coach.

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