Course overviewThe topics you will cover whilst training include:
The main purpose of a customer service specialist is to be a ‘professional’ for direct customer support within all sectors and organisation types. You are an advocate of Customer Service who acts as a referral point for dealing with more complex or technical customer requests, complaints, and queries. You are often an escalation point for complicated or ongoing customer problems. As an expert in your organisation’s products and/or services, you share knowledge with your wider team and colleagues. You gather and analyse data and customer information that influences change and improvements in service. Utilising both organisational and generic IT systems to carry out your role with an awareness of other digital technologies. This could be in many types of environment including contact centres, retail, webchat, service industry or any customer service point.
Business Knowledge and Understanding
Customer Journey knowledge
Knowing your customers and their needs/ Customer Insight
Customer service culture and environment awareness
Business focused service delivery
Providing a positive customer experience
Typical job roles include:
Customer Service Apprentices may be the first point of contact and will work in a range of roles including Customer Service Assistants and Representatives/Agents.
What else do I need to know?On an apprenticeship programme you usually will work for a minimum of 30 hours a week for the employer and then have one day a week at college or designated time in the workplace.
Some job roles will require a DBS before starting, you will be advised at interview stage if this is required.
Whilst you are on an apprenticeship your employer pays you a salary, this includes all off the job training.
What are the entry requirements?
Candidates need a minimum of four GCSEs grade A-C or grade 4 and above and in math’s & English. If you do not have a suitable math’s and English or IT qualification, you will complete initial assessments to identify if you can achieve Functional Skills at level 1.
How is it assessed?
Where the apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 English and Math’s, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.
The End Point Assessment includes:
• Practical observation
• Apprentice showcase
• Professional discussion
What financial support is on offer?
What can I do next?
How do I find out more?
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