Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship
|Business Knowledge and Understanding|
|Understand what continuous improvement means in a service environment and how your recommendations for change impact your organisation.|
|Understand the impact your service provision has on the wider organisation and the value it adds.|
|Understand your organisation’s current business strategy in relation to customers and make recommendations for its future.|
|Understand the principles and benefits of being able to think about the future when taking action or making service related decisions.|
|Understand a range of leadership styles and apply them successfully in a customer service environment.|
|Customer Journey Knowledge|
|Understand and critically evaluate the possible journeys of your customers, including challenges and the end-to-end experience.|
|Understand the reasons why customer issues and complex situations sometimes need referral or escalation for specialist attention.|
|Understand the underpinning business processes that support you in bringing about the best outcome for customers and your organisation.|
|Understand commercial factors and authority limits for delivering the required customer experience.|
|Knowing your customers and their needs/ Customer Insight|
|Know your internal and external customers and how their behaviour may require different approaches from you.|
|Understand how to analyse, use and present a range of information to provide customer insight.|
|Understand what drives loyalty, retention and satisfaction and how they impact on your organisationUnderstand different customer types and the role of emotions in bringing about a successful outcome.|
|Understand different customer types and the role of emotions in bringing about a successful outcome.|
|Understand how customer expectations can differ between cultures, ages and social profiles.|
|Customer service culture and environment awareness|
|Keep current, knowledge and understanding of regulatory considerations, drivers and impacts in relation to how you deliver for customers.|
|Understand your business environment and culture and the position of customer service within it.|
|Understand your organisation structure and what role each department needs to play in delivering Customer Service and what the consequences are should things go wrong.|
|Understand how to find and use industry best practice to enhance own knowledge.|
|Business focused service delivery|
|Demonstrate a continuous improvement and future focussed approach to customer service delivery including decision making and providing recommendations or advice.|
|Resolve complex issues by being able to choose from and successfully apply a wide range of approaches.|
|Find solutions that meet your organisations needs as well as the customer requirements.|
|Providing a positive customer experience|
|Through advanced questioning, listening and summarising negotiate mutually beneficial outcomes.|
|Manage challenging and complicated situations within your level of authority and make recommendations to enable and deliver change to service or strategy.|
|Use clear explanations, provide options and solutions to influence and help customers make choices and agree next steps.|
|Explore and interpret the customer experience to inform and influence achieving a positive result for customer satisfaction.|
|Demonstrate a cost conscious mind-set when meeting customer and the business needs.|
|Identifying where highs and lows of the customer journey produce a range of emotions in the customer.|
|Use written and verbal communication to simplify and provide complex information in a way that supports positive customer outcome in the relevant format.|
|Working with your customers / customer insights|
|Proactively gather customer feedback, through a variety of methods. Critically analyse, and evaluate the meaning, implication and facts and act upon it.|
|Analyse your customer types, to identify or anticipate their potential needs and expectations when providing your service.|
|Customer service performance|
|Maintain a positive relationship even when you are unable to deliver the customer’s expected outcome.|
|When managing referrals or escalations take into account historical interactions and challenges to determine next steps.|
|Analyse the end to end service experience, seeking input from others where required, supporting development of solutions.|
|Make recommendations based on your findings to enable improvement.|
|Make recommendations and implement where possible, changes in line with new and relevant legislation, regulations and industry best practice.|
Behaviours / Attitude
|Proactively keep your service, industry and best practice knowledge and skills up-to-date.|
|Consider personal goals related to service and take action towards achieving them.|
|Personally commit to and take ownership for actions to resolve customer issues to the satisfaction of the customer and your organisation.|
|Exercises proactivity and creativity when identifying solutions to customer and organisational issues.|
|Make realistic promises and deliver on them.|
|Work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues at all levels to achieve results..|
|Recognise colleagues as internal customers.|
|Share knowledge and experience with others to support colleague development.|
|Adopt a positive and enthusiastic attitude being open minded and able to tailor your service to each customer.|
|Be adaptable and flexible to your customer needs whilst continuing to work within the agreed customer service environment.|
|Demonstrate brand advocacy, values and belief when dealing with customer requests to build trust, credibility and satisfaction.|
|Ensure your personal presentation, in all forms of communication, reflects positively on your organisation’s brand.|
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