Blairgowrie | 35 hrs | £11,500 pa, DOE | Permanent

  • No shift work, Monday - Friday 9-5
  • Hybrid working Office/Home (where employees prefer to be in the office full-time that can also be accommodated)
  • Direct transport links from Perth/Dundee located within a 2-minute walk from the office
  • Free parking also available within a 2-minute walk from the office
  • The organisation offers progression opportunities and will up-skill you to offer you the best career path possible
  • 28 days annual holiday and company sick pay scheme
  • Excellent pension and life insurance policies

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About the role

GP Strategies are delighted to be supporting Castle Water, the UK’s leading independent water retailer, with the recruitment and training of Customer Service Modern Apprentices. Castle Water are a market leading business who supply water services to hundreds of thousands of businesses, charities and public bodies throughout England and Scotland.

This is a fantastic opportunity for confident individuals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who are looking to kick-start their career within a growing business.

The Customer Service Modern Apprentices will learn about the daily operations of the business and then play a key part in delivering effective support to the customer service and administrative functions.

We offer a hybrid working model where most roles can be undertaken through a combination of home and office working.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver excellent customer service to our customers, using appropriate channels and internal systems such as phone, email, and webchat
  • Build rapport, identify customer needs quickly, efficiently, and proactively to deliver the right solution in the first instance
  • Liaise with our water industry wholesalers on behalf of our customers
  • Ensure all internal systems are updated and maintained with accurate and up-to-date information
  • Responding to and managing customer enquiries
  • Assistance with paperwork, document creation and other ad-hoc duties
  • General administration/back-office duties – filing, photocopying and scanning
  • Our client are dedicated to the training and development of their staff therefore you will have opportunities to take on new challenges and further your skillset.

    What will I learn?

    As well as entering full-time employment with an established employer, you will be given the chance to earn as you learn. Fully funded for those aged 16 – 24, you will be supported through a Modern Apprenticeship in Customer Service by GP Strategies. Funding is also available for candidates up to the age of 29 who have care or disability experience.

    This is a 12-month programme which enables you to learn and develop new skills while gaining vital work experience. This is an ideal opportunity for recent school and college leavers who are looking to kick-start their careers.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement.

    We are looking to hear from confident applicants who are enthusiastic, motivated, and hardworking. Due to the nature of the roles available, candidates must have a positive approach to customer service and be able to deal with customers in a friendly, efficient, and professional manner.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of National 5 qualifications in both Maths and English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong willingness to learn and progress
  • Good awareness of customer service and its importance
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Able to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
  • Excellent team working skills

About the company

Castle Water is one of the fastest growing and most successful companies in the utilities sector. Our customers include some of the largest companies and public sector bodies in the UK

Castle Water aims to deliver the best customer service in the sector. Creating positive interactions in the workplace and between our employees and our customers will help ensure our company continues to draw new and retain existing customers.  Not only have we recently achieved our 15,500th 5* Trust Pilot review, but we are also winners of the recent Customer Service Excellence Award for the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards.

Castle Water has a track record of providing excellent customer service, and of developing innovative approaches to utility supply. We have more 5* reviews on Trustpilot than all other water retailers combined. We pride ourselves on being transparent and treating customers fairly.

Our head office is based in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, within easy commuting distance of both Perth and Dundee. We are embedded in the local community and participate in many local events and activities.

How to apply

If you have the drive, experience, and skills to join Castle Water, click below to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

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As a responsible employer, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our people is a top priority. Our employees are currently working on a hybrid model from home and in the office. Measures have been put in place in line with government guidelines to ensure a safe environment for those who are working in our offices.