Sales Support and Administrative Apprentice

Sales Support and Administrative Apprentice

This role is based at Newport Galvanizers Ltd, Llanwern Works, Newport, Gwent, NP19 4QX

About us

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sales Support and Administrative Apprentice to join our busy team at Newport Galvanizers Ltd, based in Gwent, NP19 4QX. We are part of Wedge Group Galvanizing, a successful family-owned business offering secure employment to its employees for over 150 years. We have 14 sites nationwide and apply corrosion protection to all the steel you regularly see around you such as street furniture, lampposts, bridge beams and even football stadiums through our galvanizing process.
You won’t just be joining a business; you’ll be part of a group that can offer you opportunities and development for the whole of your career!
We pride ourselves on caring for each other, with fairness and trust at our core. If you have similar values, you might find us to be a great place to work.

What’s the role?

This position involves a combination of office duties and a significant focus on sales, requiring close collaboration with the Sales Manager. You will be responsible for developing strategies to identify and secure new business opportunities, as well as nurturing relationships with clients primarily through telephone and email communication.

You will be working towards the Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship standard which typically takes between 12-18 months to complete.

Main duties include:
• Invoice processing
• Chasing quotes
• Contacting customers and keeping them updated
• Updating records
• Tracking and progressing orders
• Matching and ensuring correct charging of goods
• Booking in of goods.
• Credit control
• General ad-hoc office duties such as printing, scanning and answering the phone

Who would suit this role?

You must have good written and verbal communication skills (as much will be via telephone).
Be computer literate.
Able to meet deadlines and prioritise workloads.
Achieved GCSE Maths and English (minimum of a C or 4).

What are the benefits?

• At the end of the apprenticeship, there is secure employment with a long-standing supportive business with opportunity for advancement.
• 37.5-hour contract with gross pay between £17,500 – £23,000.
• No study costs as they’re co-funded by the company and the Government.
• Gain professional experience in your chosen career and put what you learn into practice daily.
• Annual pay reviews.
• 25 days holiday (plus statutory days) per calendar year – 5 days more than the legal requirement.
• Enhanced pay for other leave (sick, paternity, maternity etc.).
• Company pension scheme beyond the legal minimum requirements.
• Employment protection and death in service.
• Employee Assistance Programme – offering free wellbeing (mental and physical) and financial advice and support.
• Employee discount scheme including restaurants, holidays, retail vouchers and more.
• Cycle to Work Scheme.
• Private medical insurance.
• Annual free flu vaccinations.
• Long service awards.
• Company share purchase opportunity.
• Free parking.

How to apply?

If this sounds like a job that might be right for you, please apply online by completing an application form

Wedge Group Galvanizing is an equal opportunities employer, we strive to create an inclusive culture where everyone is valued and welcomed.