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Academy Apprentice (Trade Supplier)

Trade Supplier Apprenticeship
Job roles for this apprenticeship include Apprentice Trade Counter Sales Person and Academy
Are you looking for a new challenge where you can earn while you learn? Do you want to be part of
an incredible team working towards a common goal, providing excellent service to our customers?
At Howdens we invest in our people and provide thorough on the job training and excellent career
progression opportunities. We are proud of our substantial growth and remain committed to success
through the expansion of our local depot network. Despite its scale, Howdens remains a local
business with traditional values and we are seeking talented people to help us continue to grow our
The Role
During this apprenticeship you will deal with customer sales at the trade counter and over the
telephone, and will understand incoming deliveries, stock control and despatch. You will be familiar
with processing customer orders and taking delivery of goods and the basic administration related to
these functions. A key element of your role will be to gain technical knowledge of the products and
services offered together with the bespoke systems and equipment used in the depot. You will
communicate with a wide variety of internal and external customers to build relationships and provide
a high-quality service that encourages repeat business.
The Person
 Strong communication skills
 Ability to meet task deadlines
 Attention to detail
 Planning and organising skills
 Ability to multi-task and prioritise own workload
 A desire for continuous personal and professional development
The Apprenticeship
 Trade Supplier Level 2 - Intermediate Apprenticeship
 Training provided by in house Learning & Development Team
 Support from external training provider
 15 Month programme including minimum 12 month learning period plus end point
 Apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths must achieve this Level and take the test for
Level 2 before taking the end-point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship
In return for your hard work and commitment you will be rewarded with some great benefits, which
 £15,000 salary
 Paid holiday entitlement
 Generous Pension Scheme
 Team incentives and outings
 Staff discount on Howdens products
Why work for us?
Howdens Joinery, a trade only business with over 780 depots, has built a reputation that builders
can trust through offering best local price and providing product from local stock. Our unbeatable
service and product has led to us becoming a market leader, which is why we were awarded the
Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen 2015 for our quality and excellence.

Academy Apprentice (Trade Supplier)

Romford, UK

Published on 25 Jun 2022

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