Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship
|Knowing your customers||Understand who customers are.|
|Understand the difference between internal and external customers.|
|Understand the different needs and priorities of your customers and the best way to manage their expectations, recognising and knowing how to adapt style to be highly effective.|
|Understanding the organisation||Know the purpose of the business and what ‘brand promise' means.|
|Know your organisation’s core values and how they link to the service culture.|
|Know the internal policies and procedures, including any complaints processes and digital media policies that are relevant to you and your organisation.|
|Meeting regulations and legislation||Know the appropriate legislation and regulatory requirements that affect your business.|
|Know your responsibility in relation to this and how to apply it when delivering service.|
|Systems and resources||Know how to use systems, equipment and technology to meet the needs of your customers.|
|Understand types of measurement and evaluation tools available to monitor customer service levels.|
|Your role and responsibility||Understand your role and responsibility within your organisation and the impact of your actions on others.|
|Know the targets and goals you need to deliver against.|
|Customer experience||Understand how establishing the facts enable you to create a customer focused experience and appropriate response.|
|Understand how to build trust with a customer and why this is important.|
|Product and service knowledge||Understand the products or services that are available from your organisation and keep up-to-date.|
|Interpersonal skills||Use a range of questioning skills, including listening and responding in a way that builds rapport, determines customer needs and expectations and achieves positive engagement and delivery.|
|Communication||Depending on your job role and work environment:
Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication skills, along with summarising language during face-to-face communications; and/or
Use appropriate communication skills, along with reinforcement techniques (to confirm understanding) during non-facing customer interactions.
|Use an appropriate ‘tone of voice’ in all communications, including written and digital, that reflect the organisation’s brand.|
|Influencing skills||Provide clear explanations and offer options in order to help customers make choices that are mutually beneficial to both the customer and your organisation.||Personal organisation||Be able to organise yourself, prioritise your own workload/activity and work to meet deadlines.|
|Dealing with customer conflict and challenge||Demonstrate patience and calmness.|
|Show you understand the customer’s point of view.|
|Use appropriate sign-posting or resolution to meet your customers needs and manage expectations.|
|Maintain informative communication during service recovery.|
|Developing Self||Take ownership for keeping your service knowledge and skills up-to-date.|
|Consider personal goals and propose development that would help achieve them.|
|Being open to feedback||Act on and seek feedback from others to develop or maintain personal service skills and knowledge.|
|Team working||Frequently and consistently communicate and work with others in the interest of helping customers efficiently.|
|Share personal learning and case studies with others, presenting recommendations, and improvement to support good practice.|
|Equality – treating all customers as individuals||Treat customers as individuals to provide a personalised customer service experience.|
|Uphold the organisations core values and service culture through your actions.|
|Presentation – dress code, professional language||Demonstrate personal pride in the job through appropriate dress and positive and confident language.|
|“Right first time”||Use communication behaviours that establish clearly what each customer requires and manage their expectations.|
|Take ownership from the first contact and then take responsibility for fulfilling your promise.|
Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Vacancies
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Our Apprenticeship Vacancy Process
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