Apprentice Customer Service Advisor

Job Description

Employer Description

Ability Plus supply, install and repair a large range of mobility products. Examples of these products are scooters, power chairs, beds, stairlifts, and many other prescriptive items. They have multiple stores across Kent, including Medway, Dartford, Herne Bay and Sittingbourne. The company offers excellent career progression for all employees.

Travel information:

The role will be based in our Sittingbourne store. Ability to be flexible to provide cover if needed between at least 1 other store would be a significant advantage.

Description of Vacancy

As part of our close knit team, you will be supporting and engaging in a variety of tasks including:

• Helping to maintain an efficient showroom for customer viewings and demonstrations.
• Assisting customers to choose a suitable product (full training will be provided).
• Providing after sales support, with courtesy calls to recent purchasers.
• Completing administrative tasks, such as setting up customer insurance and booking jobs.
• Providing cover for all our store locations.

As a Customer Service Adviser at Ability Plus you will play a pivotal role in helping individuals with mobility needs by providing exceptional service and support. You will assist in maintaining an efficient showroom for customer viewings and demonstrations, guide customers in choosing the right mobility products, and offer after sales support. This role provides an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth, with comprehensive training and a chance to be part of a dynamic and caring team.

Key Responsibilities:

Showroom Maintenance:
• Collaborate with the team to ensure the showroom is well-organised, clean, and inviting for customer viewings and demonstrations.
• Assist in product placement and signage to enhance the customer experience.

Product Guidance:
• Work closely with customers to help them choose suitable mobility products.
• Receive comprehensive training to become knowledgeable about the range of products offered.

After Sales Support:
• Conduct courtesy calls to recent purchasers to ensure their satisfaction with products and services.
• Address any post purchase enquiries or concerns, demonstrating a caring and empathetic approach.

Administrative Tasks:
• Complete essential administrative tasks to support customer interactions.
• Set up customer insurance as required and schedule service appointments when necessary.
• Maintain accurate and organised records of customer interactions and transactions.

Wage

£6.40 per hour
£240.00 per week
Commission and incentives available with regular wage reviews.

Hours

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5.30pm
7.5 hours per day, 1 hour unpaid lunch break
20% paid time during working hours is given to complete training, referred to as "Off the Job Training"

Skills Required

• Ambitious: Committed to personal and professional growth.
• Commitment: Dedicated to customer satisfaction and company values.
• Willingness to Learn: Open to new knowledge and adaptable to change.
• Team Player: Collaborative and communicative within the team to work in a fast-paced environment during peak times.
• Strong Communication: Clear, empathetic, and attentive to customer needs.
• Attention to Detail: Meticulous and quality-focused.
• Tech-savvy: Proficient with technology and quick to learn.

Personal Qualities

• Reliable: Consistently dependable and punctual.
• Positive Attitude: Maintains an optimistic and proactive mindset.
• Respectful: Demonstrates respect for colleagues and customers.
• Resilient: Handles challenges with a strong and adaptable spirit.
• Patient: Remains calm and patient, especially in challenging situations.
• Honest: Acts with integrity and transparency in all interactions.
• Self-motivated: Takes initiative and is self-driven to excel.
• Empathetic: Understands and shows compassion toward customer needs.
• Flexible: Willing to travel to support other branches.

Qualifications Required

GCSE Level 9-4 (or Grade A-C) in English and Maths, or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard - Customer Services Practitioner Level 2 Standard will establish an Apprentice's skills to deliver high quality service to customers both internally and externally. The Apprenticeship will incorporate knowledge of customers and the customer experience, understanding the organisation, its products/services and their role and responsibilities.

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

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2024, the NMW for Apprentices is £6.40 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. 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 leading training organisation with over 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.