Elliotts have a proven track record in developing Apprentices. It is their mission to help Apprentices to achieve their potential and have a long term career within the organisation. Elliotts have opportunities for Customer Service Apprentices within each of their branches based in the South and West of the region.
Customer Service with a difference! The difference could be you and what you can bring to Elliotts! Elliotts are looking for motivated and aspirational team members to join their talent programme. If you want to achieve and move forward with your career, then please read on.
Elliotts is a Builders Merchant with its Main Branch and Offices based in Southampton. “There are not many businesses that have been working for their customers as long as us. We’ve been open to the trade and public since 1842 and we're one of the oldest family businesses in the UK.” Their motto is ‘helping you build’ now they are ‘helping apprentices build their future’
Learning about the products and services that Elliotts offer to their customers. Learning the Elliotts way of doing things.
Getting to know Elliotts customers, assessing and managing their requests
Dealing with both new and a regular clientele.
Ordering stock accurately
Getting to know suppliers
Working closely with various departments and offering support to other branches
Communicating with peers and being part of the Apprenticeship Buddy initiative
Learning about and adhering to Health & Safety
Communicating with customers face to face, via the phone and by email
Learning the Sales function and quotation function
Using the bespoke internal computer system
Strong communication skills both verbal and written
Some basic IT knowledge would be useful although training on internal systems will be given
Adequate Numeracy skills when pricing and quoting and understanding measurements in discussions with customers. This will get stronger over time.
Ability to look for solutions as well as assistance if faced with challenges
Have good judgement and be able to work on own initiative
Friendly and personable with a positive approach to learning and work
Drive and passion to succeed
Be able to influence customers both internal and external, communicating at all levels
Highly organised with a strong attention to detail
Value Career Development and engage in continuous self-improvement
Good sense of responsibility
4 GCSE’s or equivalent at grade A*-C (Grade 4 to 9) including English and Maths
Annual leave of 22 days plus Bank Holidays = 29 days total
Free Car Parking
Christmas and Easter gift from the company
24/7 professional wellbeing support
This starting position will hold many opportunities for the right candidate with the right attitude
Elliotts have a strong commitment to all of those who start as apprentices to develop them. For candidates who aspire to learn and achieve, there is the prospect of further apprenticeship training at higher levels with the chance to specialise. In time, a person could progress all the way to degree level if they wanted to and demonstrated aptitude.
Training to be provided
Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend one of PETA training centres for off-the- job training. The majority of training will be completed with your employer at your place of work.
You will work towards the following qualifications:
Customer Service Practitioner Level 2
Functional Skills in English and Maths (if required)
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