CT Skills

Customer Service Advisor Apprentice

CT Skills

Job Title: Customer Service Advisor

Apprenticeship Qualification:    Customer Service Apprenticeship Level 3

How long does it take? 16 – 18 months

Who is it with? CT Skills

Where? Priory Court, Beeston Nottingham, NG9 2TA

Working Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm OR 9am to 5pm

Weekly Hours:  37.5 hours per week

Wage: National Apprentice Wage

About the Employer:     

CT Skills is ambitious business providing training solutions and workforce development consultancy to employers across the East Midlands and nationally. Celebrated as Good by OFSTED in September 2018 across all areas of our business you can be assured that our recruitment solutions, routes to employment programmes, apprenticeships and bespoke courses will deliver meaningful impact to careers and companies.

About the Role:

The role of Customer Service Advisor is an essential part of the CT Skills team. You will be the first point of contact for our customers and will be required to offer exceptional customer service to all internal and external customers either face to face, over the telephone or in writing. You will be expected to take ownership of your role and work closely with colleagues to ensure your understanding of the CT Skills offer and services are up to date at all times. The role also includes administrative support for the wider team and occasional attendance at external events and other CT Skills sites.

AND Day to Day?

  • Effectively handle inbound telephone calls from members of the public, employers, learners, internal departments, and representatives of other agencies, and to provide a prompt, high quality response to their enquiry.
  • To make outbound calls to members of the public to increase number of bookings and to inform referral agencies of upcoming programmes.
  •  To accurately and confidentially record information and bookings on the in-house database.
  • Establish the nature of the call and respond efficiently by providing the required information or requesting further information from the relevant party.
  • Collate information from our training centres, tutors and referral agencies and accurately report on all referrals to our routes to employment programmes, enrolments and start numbers with absolute accuracy at all times, challenging errors or inconsistencies.
  • To take ownership of calls/emails/online bookings and Live Chat functions and ensure that outstanding tasks are followed up and dealt with to the satisfaction of both the customer and CT Skills.
  • Maintain sound knowledge of all CT Skills’ contracts and products by effectively working with all internal teams to keep up to date with all new services and courses and any organisational changes to provide accurate information and advice to customers.
  • Maintain a positive and friendly manner and a can-do attitude.
  • Ensuring a timely response to course queries, supporting learners from engagement through to induction, answering any questions they may have, providing guidance on benefits criteria, eligibility, previous qualifications and sending confirmation emails/texts.
  • Occasional support to arrange and attend learner and employer events, follow up on registrations of interest and input data capture forms.
  • Complete reminder calls and texts for all learners to maximise attendance on our programmes through effective information, advice, and guidance.
  • Support all teams with additional administrative duties and complete any other tasks required to execute the duties of the role.
  • Provide careers advice and guidance to all customers, signposting them to most appropriate training programmes.
  •  Ensure that safeguarding requirements are met and where needed refers issues to the appropriate person for further investigations.
  • Ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all learners, staff, visitors, and any other persons who might be affected by CT Skills activities.
  • Any other tasks as determined by the business.

About you?

Personal Attributes:                            

  • Confident communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Proven ability to work with and communicate with people from varied backgrounds.
  • Commitment to building positive working relationships with all staff.
  • Ability to manage difficult situations / customers where required.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Excellent administration skills, organisation, and attention to detail.
  • Good IT skills including sound knowledge of the use of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • A proactive person who can complete tasks automatically and can think of new ways of improving the service we provide.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and boundaries when working with young people.
  • Awareness of Government and ESFA skills priorities, policy changes, labour market trends and new opportunities.
  • Understanding of Routes to Employment training, Apprenticeships, workforce development and employer engagement.

Desirable Skills:       

  • Essential
  • To hold or be willing to work towards Level 3 Customer Service Qualification.
  • Educated to minimum Level 2 in English and Maths.
  • DBS clearance is required for this role.
  • Driving license and access to a car. (Desirable, not essential)

You’ll need to have/be:

Qualifications:

  • GCSE – English and Maths (Grade C or above)

And the Long-Term Opportunities?

As with any apprenticeship opportunity – if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business.

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