We are currently looking for an ABF Business Administrator Apprentice

ABF Business Administrator Apprentice logo

Closing date: 30-04-2019

Brief
overview of the role


Alternative
Business Funding (ABF) is an exciting young business which is part of the
Clifton Asset Management Group based in Ham Green, Pill. Clifton Asset
Management has offered specialist financial services to businesses and
individuals throughout the UK since 1986.

 

ABF is a Fintech
business, which largely means that we have a web based platform and that we
don’t wear suits with the office attire more smart casual and fully casual on
Fridays.

Our website allows
business owners to find appropriate finance from over 100 different providers
in the market. It’s essentially a Go Compare type service if you will, but for
business funding and without the annoying Opera singer.

 

The role is a new
position, required to expand the team, following the recent promotion of one of
our team after they successful completed their apprenticeship.  

 

Apprenticeship
summary


Working
week


Monday to Friday,
one hour for lunch (Times TBC).

Total hours per week: 37.50

 

Annual wage
£10,750.00

 

Expected
apprenticeship duration –
15 months

 

Vacancy
description


As a member of the
ABF service team you will take part in many of the day to day duties of
operating the platform. This will include speaking to customers over the phone
to help them with their enquiries, using the automated functionality of the
platform and helping other team members achieve funding success for the
customers.

 

A typical working
day will include sitting within our small friendly team, answering inbound
calls and transferring them through to the appropriate team member, helping
team members by sending emails to chase up paperwork required to complete
applications and assisting them with the platform management. Don’t worry
though, it is more interesting than it sounds!

 

We are looking for
someone articulate with good telephone skills and basic computer knowledge
including word and excel. A willingness to learn is key as there will be continuous
training and development provided around our business, the day to day
activities, our platform and the types of finance available. This will be both
internally from the other team members and also from our finance providers when
they come in to visit the team.

 

The office is a
relaxed atmosphere with a smart causal dress code rather than suits. The team
is good fun and relatively funny, although there are more Dad jokes from some than
we all need! There are regular social events, some with one of our lenders
footing the bill, which always makes them more enjoyable. Plus we try (pretty
successfully) and make it to the pub on Friday lunchtime for a team lunch,
although you might need to bring your ID!


Requirements
and prospects


Desired
skills


Articulate
with good telephone skills

Basic computer
knowledge including word and excel

Willing to learn,
prompt and professional outlook

 

Personal
qualities


Willing to learn
and interested in building a career

 

Desired
qualifications


The successful
candidate needs to have achieved maths and English at grade C/4+ or equivalent

 

Future
prospects


For the right
candidate a full time position with excellent company benefits package

 

About the
employer


Alternative Business Funding

The Pavilions Eden
Park

Macrae Road

Bristol

BS20 0DD

 

www.alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk

 

Description


At alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk we
provide a free and easy way for SMEs to find a vast array of funding choices. We
are focused on making it simple for time-constrained business-owners to find
the right sources of finance, with only a few simple questions required to use
the site.

ABF funding
partners cover the high street banks and the vast majority of the alternative
business funding market with more joining the collaboration all the time.

More than just a
web portal, alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk is campaigning to create
a more collaborative environment for business funding aimed at simplifying SME
owners’ search for appropriate finance.

 

Training
provider


Training to
be provided


Intermediate Level
2 apprenticeship in Business and Administration


Functional skills
in Numeracy and Literacy at Level 1/2 if you do not have exemptions or are
unable to provide evidence in the form of certificates to prove your
exemptions. If you have to do your functional skills you will need to sit an
exam


Monthly visits from
an allocated assessor who will come to your place of work, carry out observations
etc


A portfolio of work
to include evidence of work and written answers to work set by the employer


Equivalent
to 1 day a week, during working hours, to carry out self-supported study,
compiling your portfolio or completing work set by your assessor



If you are interested in applying for the position or would like more information please contact by email John Evans
or call 01275 404240.