Apprentice Admin Assistant - Globe Heat - REF: KA014

Company overview:

"We are a family run business, based on Knowsley Industrial park, who manufacture heat treatment equipment and high velocity gas equipment. We have a worldwide customer base and pride ourselves on manufacturing quality products and delivering excellent customer service and sales support. Our products are used in the petrochemical industry, oil and gas, fabricating, shipbuilding and aerospace to name a few.  We were established in 1977 by the Director, Frank Fisher, at his home address and since then we have grown dramatically in size to span over four workshops and employ in the region of 15 staff. The office is a busy environment in which no two days are ever the same and our workforce are hands on and adaptable to the needs of the company. We require a bright enthusiastic admin assistant who has a desire to work within our team carrying out a variety of admin duties for the accounts and sales team. This role would suit an applicant who is looking for a career in business and admin and full training will be given for this diverse role."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Answering telephone calls and directing to appropriate area
  • Scanning and filing of paperwork digitally and manually
  • Data input on sage accounts
  • Using websites to arrange carriage of goods with courier services.
  • Assisting in the preparation for month end
  • Assisting with simple sales enquiries by preparing quotations on sage accounts

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Reliable and hardworking
  • Positive attitude
  • Pleasant and Confident telephone manner
  • Comfortable dealing with international and multi-cultural customers
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and the ability to use a PC competently

Location: Knowsley Industrial Park North, L33 7SG                                                     
 
Contracted hours: 30 hours per week
 
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum wage dependent on age of applicant, this can be reviewed for a more experienced applicant.     

Closing date: Friday 7 May 2021    

How to apply: 

1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

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