L4 Business Apprentice

Employer
Kohler Mira
Location
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary
£17,000 + bonuses and yearly salary increases (subject to performance)
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Specialism
Business / Management
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
September
Duration
18-24 months

Business Apprentice, Kohler Mira

 

Kohler Mira encompasses 3 successful brands: Kohler UK, Mira Showers and Rada. We have a strong history of apprenticeships and aim to offer valuable training and experience which benefit both our businesses and the individuals working towards them.  

 

 

 

If you are enthusiastic, ambitious and driven, we challenge you to join our Award-Winning apprenticeship scheme as a Business Apprentice, become a part of our ever-growing apprenticeship scheme, and take advantage of the opportunities we provide to develop your skills. 

 

 

 

Basic Function / Job Summary 

 

You will learn and obtain experience in the fundamentals of different departments, such as: 

 

  • Marketing 
  • Supply Chain 
  • Rada (our commercial business).   
  • Customer Service 

 

 

Your apprenticeship will last for 24 months, during which time you will rotate around different departments, working on projects that support your development and align to your apprenticeship. You will be taught, and will put into practice, a range of business skills. You will be supported by a dedicated apprentice manager who will oversee your development, college progress, and ensure you are working on value-add business projects.

 

You will join an ever-growing cohort of apprentices across the business and engineering function all focused on working towards similar goals. We encourage and empower our apprentices to strive for achievement with many of them having won awards at nationally recognised events for Sustainability, and Contact Centre contributions, and recognition awards through their colleges.

Key / Specific Responsibilities 

In order to develop relevant and transferable skills, you will be enrolled onto a Level 4 Project Management apprenticeship*, which will support you as you grow in your role. This part-time study will provide you with the opportunity to apply your learning to real-life business projects.  

 

The placements you complete will give you a broad view of the business and help identify your strengths, with the support of a designated placement mentor.

 

Placements may include:

  • Supply Chain: This is a very large and very important function within the business. It covers inbound supply of components all the way through to delivery of products to our customers. From suppliers receiving purchase orders, to the business receiving the components through to having a finished product produced, packed, and distributed from our warehouse. Some areas within the Supply Chain that you would experience are (but not limited to) Purchasing, Material Control, Value Engineering, Logistics, Warehouse and Quality. 

 

  • Marketing: In the marketing rotation you will be part of a high-performing team that manages all aspects of the marketing mix for a market-leading brand. In a highly varied placement, you could participate in one of the many digital projects across the business, develop and launch a new product, work with Mira’s wide customer base to understand exactly the right products for their customer and how a top UK brand measures, manages and communicates with its consumer and installer audiences. 

 

  • Rada: Rada covers the commercial (business to business) brand within Kohler Mira, supplying product to places such as hospitals, leisure centres and student accommodation. While on placement in Rada you will work on projects that will have a real effect on the business. These will cover all aspects of the Global Rada brand, from researching and introducing a new product to the range, including developing a ‘go to market’ strategy and supporting marketing materials to working with Rada customer services and external marketing agencies and web developers on other projects. (Restrictions allowing) this could also include some travel to one of Rada’s subsidiary companies in the Netherlands and Germany. 

 

  • Customer Service: In Mira Service, you will have insight into the true voice of our end customers. In this rotation, you will gain an understanding of all aspects of the Service function: customer care, field service and planning and administration. In this placement you will be a champion for delighting the end customer, with projects in (but not limited to): new service introductions, supporting digital transformation and enhancing the customer service journey 

 

Personal and professional development is at the heart of a career at Kohler Mira. Regular time for self-reflection and review, and one to ones with your manager will be in place to support you. You will also be able to access, and utilise, our comprehensive Associate training courses and materials. This will support you to regularly review your strengths and areas for development, and for two-way feedback. 

 

As an apprentice you will also: 

 

  • Support and be a part of the Kohler Mira Apprentice Community 
  • Support STEAM at Kohler Mira  
  • Participate in Charity events 
  • And more! 

Person Specification 

  • A minimum of 5 GSCEs (A*- C or 9 - 4) to include English, Maths  
  • Successful completion of Level 3 qualification (e.g. A-Level, BTEC etc.) with grades (or predicted grades) equating to 96 UCAS points or above (typically 3 C’s at A-level).  
  • Suited to students with an interest in any of the following: business, economics, maths, understanding the connected world (technology), sustainability, supporting people 
  • Strong desire to learn and develop, using open thinking and able to easily adapt to new ways of working  Able to demonstrate involvement in extra- curricular activities. This may include: 

Hobbies or voluntary work 

Previous work experience 

Involvement in personal or school-based business initiatives (e.g. STEAM, Young Enterprise etc.) 

  • Good IT skills - A working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is sufficient, and ability to pick up new software  Ideally able to demonstrate a strong work ethic, e.g. through part time employment and/or voluntary activities 

Key Behaviours 

 

  • Show initiative in different situations 
  • Be curious, experiment and innovate
  • Be a team player 
  • Take responsibility and be accountable for your actions and decisions. 
  • Show an ability to prioritize effectively 
  • Show an ability to listen well and work to improve the experience of our customers. 

 

Find out more  

If you’re interested in finding out more about our business and this opportunity, join us at one of our Open Evenings on Wednesday 30th November 2022 or Thursday 19th January 2023. Email earlycareers@mirashowers.com for a booking form to register your place. 

 

How to Apply 

Applications will open 30th November 2022 and can be made via our website: www.mirashowers.com/earlycareers  

Your application should include both a: 

 

  • CV outlining any relevant qualifications, skills and achievements    Personal statement outlining why you would like an apprenticeship with Kohler Mira (max. 400 words)  

*Please ensure both documents are uploaded as one document on our system*

Applications close on Wednesday 8th February 2023.

 

If your application is successful at stage 1, the next step will be to attend a mandatory assessment centre on Thursday 2nd March 2023. Please ensure you are available to attend before submitting your application.

 

*We continually review the quality of our training providers to ensure that our apprentices are receiving the highest standard of training and so reserve the right to change provider or the apprenticeship you are enrolled on, if this is required to fulfil our obligation to you. You will always be enrolled on a course that is relevant to your apprenticeship. **Kohler Mira adheres to the apprenticeship standards framework. Therefore, this programme may be subject to changes, if made at a national level.

 

Why Work at Kohler Mira?

 

People have been turning to us for bathroom products for over 100 years, a responsibility we don’t take lightly. In all of the businesses that make up Kohler Mira we are committed to designing innovative products that bring beauty, comfort and safety to life. Because of this we understand that it takes investment in our people and their development in order to deliver on that commitment and so, we invest heavily in each individual’s personal development in a variety of ways.

In addition to the investment in personal development, Kohler Mira offers a competitive salary, numerous wellbeing benefits and a strong involvement in Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

About Us

 

In the UK, Kohler Mira Ltd. is made up of three market leading brands; Mira Showers, Rada Controls and Kohler Company. Where our brands differ in market position they are equal in quality, each living up to the Kohler Company mission to live on the leading edge of design and technology and provide a single level of quality regardless of price.

Learn more about us, our brands and career opportunities at www.kohlermira.co.uk.

It is Kohler Mira’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified associates in all job classifications without prejudice.  If, as an individual with a disability, you require adjustments during the recruitment process, please earlycareers@mirashowers.com

 

 

 

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