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Business Development Apprentice (Level 2/Intermediate) – KT&A2513

Sittingbourne (

ME10 3AE


Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 29/08/2019
Industry: Administration
Vacancy reference: KT&A2513


With more than 30 year’s experience in the model retail business having opened our first store in 1988, we aim to supply our customers with the greatest variety of models and modelling accessories at extremely competitive prices.

The team at Model World UK strive to provide excellent customer service – we don’t just sell models we all have a love for what we do, and we also take part competitively in our hobbies, be it flying helicopters, quads, aeroplanes or racing cars and buggies.

In the spring of 2013 we moved from our site at Maidstone to our new purpose-built store in Sittingbourne where we have been able to grow and expand our offerings in a bright and welcoming store and we are in the process of once again expanding the store to offer an even greater range of products including Lego.

We love our jobs – who wouldn’t enjoy working with these big boys toys all day every day!

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Model World are responsible for “making fun”.  They scout out the most exciting radio-control models available – including helicopters, cars and boats – and bring them to the shelves of their Model World store a few doors along from their main office.

Having supported several apprentices to grow and progress within the organisation they are now ready to take on their next.  The Business Development Apprentice will play a key role to support all areas of the business, with a view to growing within the company long term.

This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody who is looking to build a successful career in business.   You will learn many of the techniques and skills required for helping a business to grow and expand whilst also developing key administrative skills that will support you throughout your career.

If you have an interest in the product and are keen to work within a small, experienced team who feel passionately about their work, then we would love to hear from you.

This is a varied and busy role with an opportunity to learn about all elements of the business whilst focusing on its development.  Tasks will include – but are not limited to – the following:

  • Populating and maintaining online stores including eBay and Elite Models Online
  • Manage, organise and update relevant data using various database applications
  • Support with general office administrative duties
  • Manage and maintain social media outlets
  • Carry out market research, competitor and customer surveys
  • Developing sales opportunities through various online markets
  • Assist with development of website by learning how to add and update data including images and keywords
  • Support with picking and despatching of generated orders
  • Assist in launch and implementation of new products via website and email marketing
  • Arrange and participate in meetings, conferences and project team activities
  • Adhere to stated policies and procedures relating to health and safety and quality management


37.5 working hours per week:

Monday – Friday
08:00 – 16:30 (includes one half hour and two fifteen minute breaks per day, unpaid)


£146.25 per week


The ideal candidate should have basic ICT skills, including those relating to social media.


We are looking for somebody who is a good “all-rounder”, able to be proactive and work across all teams, and show commitment to their role.

An interest or passion for the products we market is not essential but will certainly make you enjoy it even more!


Maths – GCSE Grade C / 4 minimum
English – GCSE Grade C / 4 minimum


On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2019, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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