Commercial Apprentice - Nottingham NG8 (LS)

Recruiter
Stearn Electric Co Ltd
Location
Parkway House, Glaisdale Parkway, Nottingham, NG8 4GP
Salary
£17,000.00 annually
Posted
04 Apr 2019
Closes
30 Apr 2019
Ref
VAC001521059
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
We are the Nottingham branch of a nationwide Distributor; there are thirteen Centres throughout the country. We turn over £100 mill P/A and are part of a much wider privately owned group. We sell a large range of, mainly branded, products including, heating, cooling, lighting, white goods and water heating products. Our key market is Electrical Wholesalers, within this market we are well known and established. We sell the same range of product into a number of other market sectors, where we are equally well established, such as the public sector, Plumbers/Builders Merchants and University Halls of residence.

Primarily we sell from a catalogue that is distributed to our customer base quarterly, all our sales are B2B. We have a strong customer service ethos and pride ourselves on our service.

We are a privately owned company well established and very successful. Please take a look at our website.

Our unique "profit centre" ethos means that we operate more like a small business, rather than the multimillion turnover business we actually are. This means our goals and targets, as well as business strategy are developed locally - this makes us exciting to work for, a company where you get a real sense of achievement from delivering on a strategy or sales drive you developed.

We seek a bright ambitious person to fill our first role of Commercial Apprentice, the position is coupled with external study at Nottingham Trent University on the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship which is underpinned by BA (Hons) Management and Leadership. This will carried out on bloc and day release from work over a three year period, commencing in January 20.

During the four year period the successful individual will not only have the opportunity to gain a degree at a local institution (fully funded) but will receive a wide range of commercial experience in all aspects of our business, with a key focus being on sales and sales management.

You will be capable of working in a busy sales office dealing with our equally busy customers. You will have a bright, friendly and positive approach to dealing with people as well as an ability to remain calm and collected. You will work with our existing tele sales team dealing with inbound sales enquiries and orders. You will have the ability to input orders accurately on our computer system from faxed, emailed and verbal instruction as well.

You will experience a variety of sales job dealing with a range of customers and products this can include:
  • Tele marketing
  • Organising
  • Designing and executing email campaigns to our customer base
  • Managing and updating our database

As your knowledge and experience increase so will your opportunities to develop your career, with a wide range of businesses operating in the wider group of companies there are many opportunities.

Apply by email to duncan.mearns@stearn.co.uk. Please enclose a full C.V. and letter of application which should include a brief explanation of why the position interests you and what you think you could bring to our organisation. Please also include academic results gained and predicted results for exams you will do this Summer.

The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 30th April, the interview process will take place during May and June.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Desired skills

  • Very good maths and English skills
  • Confident with people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • Can follow procedures
  • Efficient
  • Flexible
  • Polite
  • Trustworthy
  • Willing to learn


Personal qualities

  • Hardworking team player who is self motivated
  • Efficient - can think on their feet
  • Smart appearance
  • Friendly
  • Polite


Desired qualifications

Entry requirements for this Apprenticeship are :
  • A levels (or equivalent) - BBB, excluding General studies or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - DDM
  • 5 GCSE's including English language and maths at grade C/4 or above, or equivalent
  • Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements will be considered subject to experience and academic assessment


Future prospects

As your knowledge and experience increase so will your opportunities to develop your career, with a wide range of businesses operating in the wider group of companies there are many opportunities.

Things to consider

Please be aware of the entry requirements and the need to travel to Nottingham Uni on a regular basis.

Failure to record school/college grades on your application will result in your application being marked as unsuccessful.

This is a degree level Apprenticeship at Level 6.

Apply by email to duncan.mearns@stearn.co.uk. Please enclose a full C.V. and letter of application which should include a brief explanation of why the position interests you and what you think you could bring to our organisation. Please also include academic results gained and predicted results for exams you will do this Summer.

The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 30th April, the interview process will take place during May and June.

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