Technical Sales Administrator Apprentice

  • Location : Gosport , United Kingdom

  • Salary : £8580.00 to £12012.00 per annum

  • Posted : 12/14/2021

  • Position: Full time

Job Description

PETA Ltd are looking to recruit a Technical Sales Administrator Apprentice to work at Star Universal’s packaging machine manufacturing business in Gosport. If you have an interest in customer service, quotes, orders and engineering, this could be the vacancy for you.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a small family run business with a friendly atmosphere. The Technical Sales Administrator Apprentice will offer technical customer support including sales of machines and spare parts (full training given) as well as preparing parts kits for production. Star Universal have been operational since 1979 and are a leading manufacturer of industrial bag sealing equipment supplying various markets including Medical, Pharmaceutical and Government departments as well as many small companies.

There is the intention for a full-time permanent position to be offered to the suitable and successful candidate upon completion of the apprenticeship.  Potential future job roles include Sales/Office Manager for the right candidate.

Training to be provided

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard. You will complete a 15 month apprenticeship which includes 10 days at the PETA training centre in Cosham. You will be supported every 6 weeks with visits from your PETA Learning & Development Coach.

About the role

The Technical Sales Administrator Apprentice will be responsible for:

  • Answering phone calls and email, preparing quotations for customers and dispatching goods
  • Preparing and packing parts orders and internal kits for machine assembly
  • Offering customer advice on machines and spare parts
  • Preparing business posts for social media


  • Auto-enrollment into the company pension scheme
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite rest area with free hot drink and microwave facilities
  • Career progression could be to Sales/Office Manager for the right candidate

Additional Information

Monday - Thursday 09:00 – 17:00, Friday 09:00 - 13:00 (33 hours per week with 45 minutes for lunch). The Apprentice will work in our main office alongside our Purchase Ledger Clerk and Sales Engineer; opportunity to learn from experienced staff members. Star is a small friendly family run company with most staff involved in the production of our machines

Essential Skills

It is essential that the Technical Sales Administrator Apprentice has:

  • The ability to use business programs such as Word, Excel and Sage
  • A good phone manner and an ability to offer advice to customers
  • A good understanding of how to communicate with customers via email
  • A friendly persona with a confident outgoing attitude
  • GCSEs in maths and English with at least a grade C / 4 are required.

Desired Skills

  • It is desirable for applicants to have basic technical understanding of machinery and how equipment works. Full training will be given in house.

About Company

Star Universal have been designing and manufacturing heat sealing machines for nearly 50 years. The company has a well deserved reputation for technical innovation which has ensured that Star Universal Bag Sealers have remained the preferred choice of blue-chip companies, across the world. The heat sealers are manufactured at Star Universal's facility in Gosport, on the south coast of the United Kingdom. A focus on quality combined with fifty years experience of manufacturing heavy duty industrial equipment means that Star Universal sealers are rugged and built to last.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity; apply for the Technical Sales Administrator Apprentice role today.

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