APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES | Receptionist
Have you ever wondered how the discount retailers manage to stock the well known brands at a bargain price? How the online prices can differ so much to the same product available in stores?
In the lively and competitive FMCG arena, Pricecheck has long established relationships with many brand owners and major suppliers, sourcing key branded lines which we then sell on to a range of different outlets. We understand business – we buy and sell quality product, whilst understanding the market and getting to know exactly what our customers want. This simple and driven approach has seen us develop trade in over 75 countries as we continue to explore new categories, markets and territories.
And we’re getting it right too – we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, High Growth Business of the Year at the Sheffield Business Awards 2017 and Export Business of the Year in 2015 as well as being recognised in The Sunday Times International Track 200.
We buy thousands of product lines from hundreds of suppliers – we never know where the next deal will take us, making for a fast paced, ever changing and exciting place to work and we’re on the lookout for a bright and enthusiastic apprentice to join our team.
What you’ll be doing
You’ll be the ‘meeter and greeter’ of visitors, the friendly voice who answers the phone and the person at the core of the business – you will become the face and voice of Pricecheck.
Along with the switchboard management, where you will be transferring calls and building internal relationships, you will also be responsible for post and parcel administration and keeping the office topped up on orders of stationery and such like! You will help to prepare for business meetings in terms of setting up meeting rooms and covering lunch and refreshment requirements. You will also assist the wider business teams where necessary, picking up administrative duties such as photocopying and filing, updating databases and helping to prepare for events.
What we’re looking for
Creating that positive first impression is key. We are looking for a bright, resourceful individual who can give attention to detail to all tasks undertaken. You must be organised and good at multi-tasking situations as the role is busy and different each day. You must show an eagerness to learn, demonstrate enthusiasm and have an interest in business. As you are the first point of contact, you will be friendly and polite, but assertive where necessary. You will have a mature, confident and professional outlook, with a strong telephone manner and be smartly presented.
Whilst we look at more than just academic qualifications, a minimum of a grade B in English and Maths GCSE is required for this role.
How you’ll do it
Following an in depth induction where you will spend time with all areas of the business, you will start to learn the structure, industry and get a feel for the nature of incoming enquiries daily. You will be trained on specific processes and systems by our existing Receptionist, but then use your initiative on how to improve these too.
In order to succeed, you will become at ease in a busy office environment where your time management skills and multi-tasking ability help you to succeed. Your internal and external communications will demonstrate maturity and confidence, all underpinned by a professional and friendly approach.
What’s in it for you
Along with a competitive starting salary, you will be enrolled into our pension scheme and also the Westfield health cash plan. However, you are given the opportunity to learn about business from the hub of the company – you will meet all colleagues and customers so the knowledge you will take on board will be priceless. You will be enrolled onto a Business Administration qualification and be supported and encouraged to achieve. Given you will learn the product list inside and out, it’s only fair that you can benefit from the staff discount too!
Whilst long established, Pricecheck are continuing to grow and we want a certain kind of person to grow with us too. In time, we envisage our Apprentice to take on additional duties and identify an area of business that they wish to further develop in. If you join us with a solid work ethic and clear ambition, you are willing to work hard, push yourself and show enthusiasm, progression opportunities at Pricecheck are a plenty.
What you need to knowLocation :
Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire – candidates must live within a commutable distance.Eligibility :
Applications will only be considered from candidates who are authorised to work for any UK employer.Website:
How to apply
Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.