Customer Service Advisor Apprentice

Elliott Brothers Ltd

Apprenticeship summary:

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’

Vacancy locations
  • Bishops Waltham
  • Chandlers Ford
  • Southampton
  • Fareham
  • Christchurch
  • Lymington
  • Fordingbridge
  • Ringwood
  • Romsey
  • Portsmouth
  • Tadley
  • Totton
  • Winchester

Duties

  • 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
  • Administrative duties
  • 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

Skills

  • 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.
  • Logical
  • Ability to look for solutions as well as assistance if faced with challenges
Personal qualities
  • 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
Qualifications required
  • 4 GCSE’s or equivalent at grade A*-C (Grade 4 to 9) including English and Maths

Benefits

  • Annual leave of 22 days plus Bank Holidays = 29 days total
  • Free Car Parking
  • Staff discount
  • Christmas and Easter gift from the company
  • Life insurance
  • 24/7 professional wellbeing support
Future prospects
  • 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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