Coach Hire and Tour Apprentice

Sittingbourne, Kent
15 Jun 2019
25 Jun 2019
Start Date

Chalkwell Garage and Coach Hire Ltd have been a family run business for over eighty years and to this day our philosophy remains the same as it did at the very beginning: to provide a professional service with a personal touch.

We are a highly experienced and professional coach operator for a work, school or personal excursions.

Whether companies’ requirements are for a half-day tour or a longer holiday break we can provide the solution. Our coaching staff has extensive knowledge of destinations and routes throughout the UK and Europe. We are always pleased to give our customers pricing guides and to answer any queries they may have.

Vacancy Description
We are looking for an apprentice to join our busy administration team at our Head Office in Sittingbourne. This varied role will include elements of marketing, customer services as well as day to day administration duties.

Main duties for the role will include:

Answering telephones and greeting customers face to face that visit 
General Office administrative duties including data entry 
Website Maintenance and social media updates 
Direct marketing and mail shots 
Proof reading flyers and documents 
Taking new bookings and managing existing bookings 
Dealing with coach travel or day booking quotes via our bespoke system

This is not an exhaustive list, but designed to give candidates a good idea of the role.

£117.00 per week (based on £3.90 for 30 hrs per week)

Working Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4pm. (30 hours per week)

Skills Required
Computer literate, including knowledge of Microsoft publisher an advantage
Confident dealing with people over the phone and face to face 
Happy to work as individual and part of a team

Personal Qualities
Adaptable and flexible 
Smart appearance

Qualifications Required
GCSE grades A – D or equivalent required.

Training Provided
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Important Information
The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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