The main purpose of a customer service specialist is to be a ‘professional’ for direct customer support within all sectors and organisation types. You are an advocate of Customer Service who acts as a referral point for dealing with more complex or technical customer requests, complaints, and queries.
You are often an escalation point for complicated or ongoing customer problems. As an expert in your organisation’s products and/or services, you share knowledge with your wider team and colleagues. You gather and analyse data and customer information that influences change and improvements in service. Utilising both organisational and generic IT systems to carry out your role with an awareness of other digital technologies.
This could be in many types of environment including contact centres, retail, webchat, service industry or any customer service point.
The apprenticeship will take a minimum of 15 months to complete depending on experience.
Employers will set their own entry criteria and are more likely to select individuals with more advanced inter- personal skills, experience of working with customers in some capacity.
Where an apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 English and Maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.