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Business Development Assistant - 6 month work placement with potential of permanent job

Job summary

We are offering an exciting career opportunity for motivated, enthusiastic and persuasive individuals. We are an international, award-winning business and one of the leading brands in our industry. We work hard here, but like to have a laugh too. The time goes quickly and there’s never a dull moment. If you love fashion, hair and beauty, there’s a good chance you’ll love this role, but the most important thing is that you love helping people and have a determination to deliver great service every time.

You’ll work in the trade team of a well-established e-commerce business.  In this role you will learn how to identify and approach potential customers, how to welcome new customers to the brand and how to nurture relationships to maximise sales.  You will be predominantly communicating with customers via phone, emails and social media.

We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, staff discount, casual dress code, free on-site parking / good public transport links and pension.  Your placement will last for 6 months.  After that time there may be the possibility to apply for a permanent role.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications 

No prior experience is required, but this role will likely appeal to applicants who love getting to know people and building relationships, but are also outcome focussed and like working to targets. 

Full training will be provided on all in-house systems, but a level of confidence in using computers and IT, such as sending and receiving emails and using MS Office applications would be beneficial.  

You will need to plan and prioritise your own workload to ensure you meet your performance targets, but we will give you lots of support as you get settled in.

Working pattern and contracted hours    

25 hours per week over 4 days between 9:30 and 4:30.  You’ll get every Saturday and Sunday off, plus another day off during the week. Some flexibility may be possible but you will be working out of our Torquay based HQ.

Hourly rate of pay

National Minimum Wage or Living Wage appropriate to age plus up to £1000 bonus (pro rata) on successful completion of placement.   

This job is a 6-month work placement.  You must be aged 16 to 24 and in receipt of Universal Credit to apply.  Please speak to your Work Coach at JobcentrePlus to be referred for this vacancy.

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