Customer Service Apprentice -Customer Contact Centre Apprenticeship Level 3

Salary: £16,100

Location: Birmingham

Closes on: 4 March 2024 at 12:00pm

Programme start date: September 2024

Are you ready to start a rewarding career in customer service and play a key role in making millions of journeys possible?

What you'll be doing

As a Customer Service apprentice, you’ll be at the heart of our customer experience. You’ll join a large operational team, delivering efficient and effective customer service to over 4 million customers who use our road network daily, making sure they have safe, reliable journeys.

Based at our busy National Traffic Operations Centre in Birmingham, you’ll be helping us respond to approximately 40,000 enquiries per month in our Customer Contact Centre.

You’ll be the first point of contact for our customers, handling a wide range of queries. Whether it’s an email, phone call or a letter, you’ll be providing the help or information our customers need in a timely and effective way. You’ll also learn how to deal with and respond appropriately to customer problems and complaints and provide accurate, real-time information on issues to our operations teams and recovery companies.

As well as gaining real-world experience in a challenging and rewarding role, you’ll learn:

  • How we manage customer service delivery and performance
  • How we work with our suppliers and contractors
  • How we support key customer service projects, initiatives and public campaigns

We’ll support you with a comprehensive induction and framework training programme and you’ll complete a Level 3 qualification that will open the door to plenty of opportunities for progression here at National Highways.

Find out more about the skills and knowledge criteria you’ll work towards on this apprenticeship.

What you'll get in return

By combining working and learning, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience and pave the way for a bright future with us. We’ll support your development every step of the way and you’ll enjoy the chance to shape your future with personalised development plans and career guidance.

You’ll have:

  • A dedicated line manager, job mentors and a skills coach to provide encouragement, direction and career planning support
  • Flexible working arrangements and time away from your role for your studies
  • Opportunities to connect and network with other apprentices as part of our Early Talent community

As well as a competitive salary, you’ll also have access to a fantastic employee benefits package. Find out more about the benefits we offer at National Highways.

What you’ll need to succeed 

It takes all kinds of people to keep our organisation (and roads) moving. Whatever your age, whatever your background, an apprenticeship is just the start of a long, fulfilling career with us.

If you can show that you’ve got what we see in our apprentices every day, you’ll be a great match. You’ll have:

  • The ability to work effectively with others in a team
  • The ability to work to timescales, understanding when and how to prioritise
  • The ability to give and receive information effectively
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely
  • A desire and passion to grow your career at National Highways

You’ll also need to have these essential qualifications:

  • Minimum of five GCSEs (including English and maths, at grade C/grade 4 or above)

 It is key to know all offers to onto our apprenticeships are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks. This includes a Right to Work check, reference check and a DBS criminal record check.

About us

Our strategic road network carries a third of all traffic and two thirds of all our country's freight. By investing in the right projects (and in the brightest talent), we’re building a network that makes everyone better off.

Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion in what you do, work effectively in a team and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

And finally 

Please complete your application as soon as possible, as we may close to new applications earlier than the current closing date.