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Job description

Apprentice Customer Service Advisor ( open to Customers only)

Fixed Term for 12 months (with progression opportunities available for successful candidates)

Full Time (37.5 hpw)

Salary £4.35 to £8.21 per hour, depending on age (this is reflective of NMW)

Are you a customer, client or ex-client of Home Group?

If so, read on.......

We're shaping our future with brilliant apprentices like you!

Our award winning apprenticeship programme has been designed to get our customers on the career ladder! (How awesome is that!) Don't be put off by the word apprentice as you can be any age to apply.

So what's so great about this apprenticeship? Well, your wage will be higher than the national apprenticeship minimum wage, so start planning what to spend that extra cash on! You'll be employed for a 12 month period to get stacks of experience and launch or change your career!

You'll receive leads of support and gain an industry leading qualification which we will give you time to study towards. Many of our apprentices secure permanent roles with us and in an organisation this size, who knows where you might end up!

Some of our apprentices say "Working at Home Group enables me to do what I love, receive a wage and develop my skills" and "I would happily tell anyone thinking of becoming an apprentice that it provides a worthwhile qualification and experience that could lead to a very good career".

About the role

You'll be working with brilliant colleagues in our award winning Customer Service Centre (CSC) and will provide telephone and multichannel advice to a range of customers. No two days are the same and you will be supported by Michael who is passionate about apprenticeships and giving people like you the best chance possible to learn loads and launch a successful career. He also loves a checked shirt and has really cool glasses! It's a fast paced environment but the team love to have a laugh too. We're biased (of course) but it really is a fun place to work. You'll be working full time, that's 37.5, Monday to Friday, usually between the hours of 9-5.

Please note any offer of employment is subject to a basic Disclosure check through the DBS the costs of which are met by Home Group.

Who we're looking for

You can apply for this apprenticeship if you are a current or former Home Group customer or client.

Ideally you will have good written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and basic Microsoft Office Skills but before long you'll be a real whizz! You be great at working with people as part of a team, but must be able to work independently and use your initiative. You'll be keen to learn from others how to prioritise and manage your work load, but an eye for detail is important. You can find out more about this fabulous role in the job description.

You're unique!

Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination. We want you to be yourself at here and value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your race, sexuality, disability, religion, gender or even non-gender, we recognise and celebrate your differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!

What's on offer?

Our apprenticeship programme, which is a combination of a nationally accredited professional qualification, a competitive salary as well as a fantastic range of benefits, will make a real difference to your life inside and outside of work. Please take a look at our apprentice candidate pack to find out more.

Our apprentices say 'So pleased I will be getting an NUS (student discount) card from my employer - another reason to say that Home Group is a great place to work.' To top this off, we also have a full recognition scheme including an annual Apprentice Award Ceremony - will you be our next future Star?

The job for you?

Great, Just upload your CV and really importantly, your covering letter (don't forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!) We've also got some great templates to help you (if you need them).

A bit about us

As well as being recognised as one of the top three large employers for apprentices at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018, we're also one of the UK's biggest providers of high quality housing and care and support services. We're one of the largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent.

What makes us No. 7 in the UK's Best Large Places to Work or gives us Investors in People Gold Standard....? It's our brilliant people like you!

Our values

At Home Group, we live by our values every day through our colleagues to provide a great service to our clients and customers. To be a success with us you'll need to be

Accountable (Don't pass the buck - own it!), Commercial (Spending wisely and working creatively), Caring (Looking after one another) and Energised (Having a positive, can-do approach)

Job Sector
Customer Service
Job Position
Customer Service Advisor
Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Show on map
Post date
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Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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