B-574 E-Commerce Specialist Apprentice at Whittakers Schoolwear based in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code B-574
Hours Per Week Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
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Job Description

We are looking for a confident, result focused individual to really take the reins of our current website and take on the challenge of bringing it up to the next level. Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the ideal candidate will have real confidence in putting forth new ideas for improvement and then be able to back those ideas up with the ability needed to implement new processes, seeing them through to completion. At present our website only provides online shopping access to about 35% of the schools we provide uniform to. Added to this our Social Media platforms require an overhaul to bring them more inline with our existing business strategy and theme. Candidates will be expected to manage existing sales coming through the website, particularly though our busy season in August. Photography and editing of products is also required, this is a hands-on job and not completely desk based.


Key Job Aspects


Population of an existing website data base on a Woo Commerce Platform.

Photography and editing of products ready for uploading.

Inputting of various product data such as prices, descriptions and SEO appropriate material.

Management of the website by processing orders and arranging deliveries.

Development of Social Media Platforms.

Other office related duties as and when required.


Person Specification

Desirable Skills

Excellent written communication skills

Good use of computers

Knowledge of social media platforms

Personal Qualities

Attention to detail

Desired Qualifications

GSCE A-C (Or Equivalent) English

Things to Consider

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.

Future Prospects

Whittakers Schoolwear reward initiative and forward thinking when it is complemented by hard work. The company began with one shop ten years ago and we now have eight shops, recently winning the award for ‘Best School Uniform Supplier ‘in 2017. In May 2018 we moved into a new 15,000 square foot warehouse. If the chosen candidate performs well and fits in with the existing team then there will be a position for them at the end of the apprenticeship and real prospects for advancement within a successful growing business.

Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship


Proposed Duration

18-24 months

Training to be Provided

Apprenticeship Level 3 in Social Media and Digital Marketing, Functional Skills Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT if required


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292500




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