Apprentice – Customer Service

Sanctuary Group

Paignton (TQ4) – Devon, South West, United Kingdom
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Sanctuary Group
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17 May 2023

Sanctuary is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 13,000 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded.

Apprentice – Customer Service

Fixed term contract initially for 12 months

Woodview House, Paignton

Starting salary year 1: £13,187

40 hours per week

University isn’t always the answer!


Are you looking for your next step or change in career? This is an exciting opportunity to join our award-winning Apprenticeship programme. In partnership with our training provider – Lifetime Training – the programme offers you a chance to study for a Customer Service Level 2 nationally recognised qualification, all whilst gaining practical work experience.

We are fully committed to support all our apprentices during their training. We’re looking for individuals with the potential to be future leaders within our business, who is keen to immerse themselves and work across all areas of our businesses with the ambition and desire to build a long lasting, successful career with us.


What will you do?

You will be working from the Paignton office, alongside a small team of co-ordinators and administrators. As part of your job role, you will be asked to complete tasks such as calling customers, sending letters, printing and scanning documents and electronic filing. All of this will be supported by the team around you, ensuring you are getting the best out of your apprenticeship!


What skills and abilities do I need to have?

We look for candidates who live and breathe our values; Ambition, Inclusion, Integrity, Quality and Sustainability – and have a willingness to learn, enthusiasm and dedication.

On top of this, practical skills we are looking for are;

-A minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade C or above (grades 4 – 9) or equivalent in Maths and English
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)

About us

Sanctuary Property Services provide in-house repairs and maintenance services for an extensive portfolio of properties across Sanctuary.  As part of a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to achieve outstanding results for our customers based on our values – working in an open and transparent way, creating strong partnerships with our customers and providing a first-class customer service.

Our Benefits    

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, where your wellbeing is of genuine importance, we have developed an attractive employment package. The package recognises your contribution, supports your physical, mental and financial health and gives you the flexibility to tailor your employee benefits by offering:

-25 days annual leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays (pro rata)
-A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
-Life Assurance
-Employee Advice Service including counselling
-Cycle to Work scheme
-Voluntary health plans  
-Employee discounts
-Wellbeing support and tools
-Employee recognition scheme

Please note that initial contact to shortlisted applicants will be via Lifetime Training who will be in contact for an initial discussion about the role and to run through their standard apprentice eligibility checks

Closing Date: 29 May 2023

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. 
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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