Ebay apprentice
Jill Farmer (Dobson)

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eBay apprenticeships launched

A new apprenticeship programme has been launched to support the growing number of businesses trading on online marketplace eBay.

Durham Training and Bayacademy are offering this innovative business administration apprenticeship with an eBay specialism to fill what they see as a gap in the market.

Susan Harris of Durham Training explains: “E-commerce is a fast growing market that allows business to keep their overheads low. We are keen to support this sector with apprentices who have the right skills to help them prosper. Lots of young people are very online savvy, keen to learn and begin a career in e-commerce.”

The apprentices are trained in eBay sales and also in general business administration so they can add value to the business outside of their eBay sales role. Businesses interested in taking on an apprentice may be eligible for a £1500 government grant.

eBay is a massive global sales opportunity which has over 17 million unique users a month to eBay.co.uk. Unlike trading through your own website eBay doesn’t have large upfront costs.

The eBay apprenticeship is the latest qualification to be launched since Durham Training teamed up with Access Training and MPH Customer Centred Training to widen its range of training. The partnership means a more convenient, flexible service for businesses that have a wide range of requirements for their workforce. Other apprenticeships include accounting, hairdressing, security, customer service, warehousing, IT and team leading.

Susan adds: “The challenge to a business selling on eBay is having the time and skills to take advantage of this opportunity so employing an apprentice with specialist training and support could be the answer. A company can benefit from a dedicated individual who can focus on growing profit through this unique sales channel.”

For information call Susan Harris at Durham Training on 0191 3884488 or email susan@durhamtraining.co.uk

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Jill Farmer (Dobson) .

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