The Vintage Charm Company seek Apprentice!

Want to earn up to £100 per week, whilst gaining a valuable qualification and work experience? Then this role could be for you!

WHAT ARE APPRENTICESHIPS?

As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications such as an NVQ. Anyone living in England, over 16 years-old and not in full-time education can apply.

Apprenticeships normally take around 6-12 months to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the industry sector. Pay is usually £90-100 per week and no tax and national insurance is payable as this falls below the lower earnings limit for contributions.

There are lots of benefits to doing an Apprenticeship. You can earn while you learn, and learn in a way that is best suited to you – through hands-on experience on the job. Key benefits of being an apprentice include;

  • earning a salary
  • getting paid holidays
  • receiving training
  • gaining qualifications
  • learning job-specific skills

To find out more about Apprenticeships, visit http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/

COMPANY DETAILS: 

The Vintage Charm Company create bespoke silver jewellery and gifts featuring the fingerprint impression or hand or foot print of a child or loved one. We sell our products at mother and toddler sessions, children’s play centres, school/nursery events and exhibitions. We also have a website where customers can purchase products and can host parties for groups where orders can be taken. As a business, we are now 16 months old and require a Business Administrator to assist us with the management of this busy and expanding business.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ROLE?

As a Business Administrator Apprentice, you will get the chance to be involved with some exciting projects and will be at the heart of our business keeping everything ticking over nicely. You will enjoy autonomy in this role and will have the chance to be part of a rapidly expanding business.  This is an exciting and varied role which gives you the opportunity to get vital and varied experience to improve your future employment prospects. You will develop strong marketing, administrative, sales, customer service and creative skills and will also get a flavour for how to run a small company. This role would therefore be particularly useful for any entrepreneurs out there who may be interested in setting up their own business in the future!

We operate from a residential address in Bromsgrove with a studio and office which will be your place of employment. You will be required to attend events at other venues and locations on an occasional basis such as exhibitions and shows. We are committed to your development and offer full and comprehensive training. We will work with you to ensure you are performing to your best and learning new skills as well as developing your existing skills. You will study for a NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration  and will be qualified after between 6 and 12 months. And the good news is, it’s likely you will be far more employable than your counterparts without work experience after completing your Apprenticeship.

Your role as a Business Administrator will include the following tasks:

1. Carrying out research on the internet and by telephone to locate suppliers, costs, venue information, exhibition details and other useful information to ensure successful operation of The Vintage Charm Company.

2.Responsible for ordering stock and supplies and logging all invoices and other expenses on spreadsheets.

3. Designing and printing information and promotional graphics and literature including tables, graphs and posters.

4. Writing and sending letters to customers. suppliers and partners, to promote products, provide updates, confirm sessions bookings and provide confirmation of any actions to be taken.

5. Respond to telephone calls, emails and enquiries from customers, suppliers and partners.

6. Ensure Facebook, Website and Twitter are updated with regular updates, feedback, session times and other useful information.

7. Keep mileage log, customer database, sales reports and other spreadsheets up to date.

8. Liaise with customers to ensure the effective organisation of parties.

9. Attend sessions and exhibitions as required to assist with set up and customer queries, orders etc.

10. Prepare Party Packs, Goodie Bags, Fingerprint Impression Gift Packs for distribution to customers.

11. Ensure stationary and other equipment is replenished on a regular basis.

12. Package and prepare orders for despatch to customers.

13. Assisting with design and roll out of marketing campaigns.

14. Assist with co-ordination of new product launches.

15. Provide full administrative support for franchise programme.

16. Improve existing systems and implement new systems to ensure they are fit for purpose and effective.

17. Process silver charms to fulfil customer orders.

Please send an e-mail to express an interest in this role to: donna@thevintagecharmcompany.co.uk telling us a little about yourself and why you’re interested in this job. We will review all interested parties and send application forms out within the next 2 weeks.

Christmas Gift Guide

We’ve had such a busy few weeks with orders and it’s clear everyone has started thinking about Christmas Gifts now the weather’s turned!

We’re already starting to see advent calendars in the shops, and Christmas themed TV adverts for toys and fancy food.

So, today we’re bringing you our Christmas Gift Guide.

Here, we’ve given you some great inspiration to help you find the perfect present for your loved ones.

For Mum…. 

Why not treat your wife to a truly special gift this year as a big thank you for being a great Mum in 2012.We recommend a Pandora Style Short necklace with beads that she can match to her outfit Instant husband brownie points for you this year and a gift she’s guaranteed to love.

For Dad…..

Our cufflinks make brilliant presents for Dads and can feature one or more children. Not an office type? No problem, why not treat your man to a keyring with one or more fingerprints, hand or footprints. He’ll never lose his car keys again!

For Baby….

Our teddy bears make lovely keepsakes for your little ones and are available in blue or pink. Why not can opt for a solid silver charm featuring your babies hand or foot print on a star or pretty flower shape?

For Nanna…..Our Silver Plated Photo Frames are always a very popular choice with grandparents. A  classic and elegant option perfect for showcasing a picture of the grandchildren. Prices start at just £50.

For Grandad…….What do you buy for the man who has everything? How about a Golf Marker so he can be close to his little rascals even when he’s teeing off! From £55 with a fingerprint or £70 with a hand or footprint and presented in a suede gift bag for safe keeping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please share our gift guide with your friends and remember to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheVintageCharmCompany

 

 

Work Experience with The Vintage Charm Company

The Vintage Charm Company create bespoke silver jewellery and gifts featuring the fingerprint impression or hand or foot print of a child or loved one. We are based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and sell our products at mother and toddler sessions, children’s play centres, school/nursery events and exhibitions and also on-line.

As a business, we are almost 2 years old now and are offering the chance for 15-16 year olds to join us for some work experience.  We have two vacancies for November and two further vacancies for the spring term.  Hours are to be confirmed, but we anticipate each student being available to work between 14 and 30 hours as part of their placement (2 to 4 days).

This is an exciting opportunity which gives you the chance to get vital and varied work experience to improve your future employment prospects. You will develop administrative and organisations skills as well as customer service and creative skills and will get a flavour for how a company runs. This placement would therefore be particularly useful for those with a creative or arty side! We will write a tailored reference for you to use to show future employers or colleges and this is a great role to have on your CV to present to universities or potential employers.

During this work experience, you’ll get the chance to be involved with some exciting projects and will be at the heart of our business working from our studio on The Oakalls, Bromsgrove. We are committed to your development and will work with you to ensure you are performing to the best of your ability and learning new skills as well as developing your existing skills.

During your placement you will perform the following tasks:

1. Designing, printing and laminating information and promotional graphics and literature including tables, graphs and posters.

2. Organisation within The Vintage Charm Company studio to ensure the effective running of the business.

3. Prepare Party Packs, Goodie Bags, Fingerprint Impression Gift Packs and hand and footprint gift packs for distribution to customers.

4. Ensure stationary and other equipment is replenished.

5. Package and prepare orders for despatch to customers.

6. Prepare Christmas Packaging for orders being sent out as Gifts.

7. Make children’s bead gift tins for Christmas Fayres and events.

8. Distributing leaflets.

9. Helping prepare jewellery and products.

 To apply please complete the  form below. We will get back to you as soon as we have considered your application.