Asquith Group

Asquith Group

£168.75 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Sales Administrator
Published: Apr 21, 2021
Ref: AG627RD

This employer is looking for an apprentice to join their sales support administration department. Your role would be to support the sales team in setting up files, producing artwork and managing what the team requires.

The Apprentice’s Role

You role will include, but not limited to:

  • Sales support administration
  • All filling
  • Sorting and posting customers label samples
  • Filing customer delivery notes & supplier invoices.
  • Stationary monitoring and stocking
  • Designing and putting together artwork for labels & products
  • Setting up customers and products on the CRM
  • Producing the carrier notes
  • Sorting and taking the post to the post box or post office.
  • Arranging sample packs for sales team
  • Handling the incoming telephone calls

Working Hours: Your working hours will be Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, with 30 minutes lunch break per day.

Wages: £4.50 per hour, £168.75 per week, based on 37.5 hours per week. Any overtime above 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

With nearly 30 years’ experience, Asquith Group has turned custom fabric label design into an art form. Their bespoke label business is depended on by customers across the UK and Europe. They supply a diverse range of textile branding products including swing tickets (swing tags), bed and mattress labels, stock seals, woven fabric labels and lanyards, self-adhesive labels, printed garment labels, care and composition labels, haberdashery and trimmings.

They have worked with everyone from major high-street brands, to specialist producers, to create great quality labels that are not only practical but enhance each company’s brand.

They pride themselves on their knowledge and experience to make an excellent label that can take pride of place on your product or garment.

This role has recently become available as their previous apprentice has progressed within the organisation. They are therefore looking for a long-term member of staff who can progress through their qualifications and become a valuable asset to the organisation.

Skills Required

The key skills required for this role include:

  • Attention to detail
  • Team worker
  • Able to use their own initiative
  • Creative
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Genuine interest in artwork/graphic design
  • Good organisational skills

Personal Qualities

The key attributes required for this role include:

  • Approachable
  • Friendly
  • Professional
  • Creative

Prior Qualifications

The qualifications required are GCSE grades in English and Maths, A* to C (9-4), or the equivalent grades.

The Apprenticeship in Level 3 Business Administration consists of:

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Standard
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English

You will attend monthly sessions as part of your off-the-job training throughout your apprenticeship. Most aspects of your training will be delivered on-site by the employer, where you will gain all the skills, knowledge and experience to assist you in this role. Your duties will vary from day to day, and throughout your on-site learning process you will work closely with experienced members of staff.

You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor, who will help you and monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School