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Business Apprentice - Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket (Parts)

Perkins Engines Company Ltd
Perkins Engines (Peterborough) wish to recruit Higher Business Apprentices to start with us in August / September 2018. We are looking for bright, committed and enthusiastic people who will play a key role in the future of our company.

Perkins Engines Company Ltd - Employer

Based in Peterborough for over 85 years Perkins has led the field in the design and manufacture of high-performance diesel engines. Our continuous development programme allows us to offer one of the most advanced and comprehensive ranges of purpose-built diesel and gas engines available today. Ranging from 5 to over 2,800 hp, the engines power more than 5,000 different applications from over 1,000 major equipment manufacturers in the construction, power generation, materials handling, agricultural and general industrial markets. Perkins is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunities Employer (EEO).

Perkins Engines Company Ltd


24 months

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Job Summary

New Vacancy
Business & Administration
Perkins Engines Company Ltd

Detailed Job Description

Our Business Apprenticeship offers the opportunity for paid employment whilst working towards a Level 4 qualifications and a recognised Apprenticeship framework. The 24 month apprenticeship will consists of a placement schedule within the Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket (Parts) Department

Day to day duties will include but not be limited:

  • Developing a foundation knowledge of the function and other departments across the business
  • Learning and improving personal skills, e.g. communication and negotiation skills
  • Sales activities through customer liaison and commercial engagement Marketing events support and attendance, including market analysis Forecasting and demand planning
  • Project work

What is the culture like at Perkins?

We conduct our business in line with the Caterpillar Code of Conduct – which builds on the core Values of Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability. This is reflected in the culture within our organisation, where all employees are expected to help create a work environment we can all be proud of.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

· 5 GCSEs (or academic equivalents) at Grade C/Level 4 or above.

Must include:

o Maths & English

· Plus 2 A-Levels – Grade C or above

NOTE: You can apply with predicted grades. If you’re successful at the interview stage, the job offer will be conditional on you achieving the required grades before September.

Skills required

  • Communication skills and a professional telephone manner
  • Organised and be able to work methodically and accurately
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • IT literate including use of Microsoft Office

Personal Qualities

  • Enjoy working with figures and have the ability to work in a timely manner
  • Enthusiastic learner
  • Inquisitive
  • Pay good attention to detail, be keen and interested in work
  • Smart appearance and able to communicate effectively (written & verbal)
  • Enthusiastic and committed
  • Willing to learn
  • Positive, flexible attitude with the ability to carry out a variety of duties
  • Self-motivated and disciplined

Future prospects

There are endless global career opportunities for those willing to work hard and progress within the organisation. Former apprentices now occupy senior management positions within the organisation with career development a key part of our apprenticeship scheme.

Additional Information

Training provided

HNC Business Studies & NVQ Level 4

If you are successful in securing an interview for this position, you will be required to attend a pre-interview and assessment at Peterborough Regional College.

Peterborough Regional College - Learning Provider

For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Peterborough Regional College on 01733 762121 or email: (Ref ID:80583)
Peterborough Regional College


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