Business Administration Apprenticeship - Avonmouth Howden Joinery Limited

An apprentice is required to ensure that all depot administration is processed and completed effectively, efficiently and in the timescale required to support the team and maximise sales. You will also ensure all customer queries are answered in a courteous, professional and knowledgeable manner.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8am-5pm Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    26 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • To provide potential and existing customers with the highest level of service.
  • To deal with enquiries from customers in a courteous, professional and knowledgeable way, effectively communicate the products and services offered by the company.
  • Selling products and services to potential customers in an effective way.
  • To correctly process sales for customers using the in store payment points, quoting correct pricing, delivery date and stock requirements.  Ensuring all documents are filed correctly.
  • To encourage and participate in effective account management, with the use and knowledge of the WEK reports.
  • Continually developing your product knowledge and tailoring Howdens service to each customer would be your motivation for delivering the best service possible.
  • Conducting account management, establishing customer base via account recruitment.  To aim to increase the company’s customer base.
  • To carry out daily checks on the forklift truck in accordance with Health & Safety Policy.  To report all defects to the Depot Manager.
  • To achieve and exceed individual and store product group targets.
  • To participate as an effective and willing team member to achieve individual and team goals.
  • To unload and check accuracy of all incoming stock supplier deliveries in line with the Health & Safety off loading procedures and Company policy.
  • To carry out daily/weekly stock checks, according to procedure, to ensure and accurate computer stock file.
  • To understand and comply with company policy regarding damage controls and replacement part ordering.
  • To ensure a safe and comfortable environment is maintained for customers and employees within the store.  Ensure compliance with Health & Safety Regulations.
  • To assist with any other reasonable request in order to fulfil the requirements of the business and smooth operation of the depot.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, but outlines the salient points of the role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate with colleagues at all levels including managers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers and suppliers.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.

Personal qualities

  • Pleasant.
  • Friendly manner in order to clearly articulate Howdens Joinery products to the public. 
  • Organised and committed approach.
  • A positive attitude to work.

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications required just a genuine interest in the area and a passion to succeed.

Future prospects

Excellent career prospects for the right person to progress within the company.

Things to consider

Weekend work not included whilst on the apprenticeship scheme. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Howdens Joinery offers a range of kitchen, bathroom cabinet and joinery products designed to meet the needs of modern living: complete with a full range of accessories, worktops, sinks, taps and a range of Lamona appliances exclusive to Howdens. Howdens are a trade only business and have over 40 inspirational kitchens and designs to choose from, available from over 620 depots nationwide. Howdens range is the UK's largest from local stock and because they are local, trade professionals can collect what they need exactly when they need it to create their customers dream kitchen.


Howden Joinery Limited


Unit 1

Avonbridge Trading Estate

Atlantic Road


BS11 9QD

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Training provider

  • This is a work based apprenticeship with regular visits from an assessor
  • Level 2 in Trade Business Services
  • Functional Skills if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Trade Business Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Real Apprenticeship Company


Recruitment 01926298030

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2017