About the vacancy

An immediate start working with J R Whitehead supporting a busy sales office. You will be providing administration support by way of order entry, mill certification, production and order input ensuring suppliers deliver on time. You will receive internal training in order to submit quotations to customers.

  • Help with customer enquiries, maximising sales opportunities by way of timely and effective response to written/verbal customer enquiries for both internal and external customers
  • Input orders on to the production schedule
  • Learn the products/order systems to participate in sales
  • Ensure the mill certificates are sent to customers on request
  • Ensure all commercial requirements are compliant with company directives
  • Respond to telephone enquiries and written communication from customer in a timely professional manner
  • Help co-ordinate the swift and effective resolution of customer complaints when they arise in conjunction with the QA representative. Help in posting advertisements via social media
  • Liaise with supplies to ensure order requirements are met
  • Ensure you show regard for your fellow colleagues
  • Ensure all company procedures and policies are met
  • Ensure Health & Safety regulations are adhered to at all times

You will receive the following training:

  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • This qualification requires college attendance one day per month

What skills are we looking for?

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness
  • Familiar with Social Media


  • Essential : English (GCSE or equivalent - C/4 or above)
  • Essential : Maths (GCSE or equivalent - C/4 or above)


Following the successful completion of your apprenticeship, we will consider the most appropriate progression route based on your skills and abilities and plan for your further development within the team.

The starting salary is £9,254.44 for 37 hours Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm.

The apprenticeship will run for 16 Months, starting on Monday, January 23 2023. Applications close on Friday, January 13 2023.

About the employer

J. R. Whitehead are specialised engineering company specialised in supplying companies across the UK.