Trade Counter Assistant Apprentice Jem Centres

You will work alongside the trade counter team, liaising with customers, providing them with trade counter services as well as other general administration duties.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Saturday Various hours

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    1 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your main duties will include;

  • Using the telephone 
  • Filing
  • Photocopying
  • Allocating stock
  • Liaising with customers
  • Picking stock

With training you will ultimately learn to be fully competent on the trade counter.

You must be able to work on a Saturday.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to use own initiative 
  • Willing to learn
  • Team player

Personal qualities

  • Well-presented
  • Polite
  • Confident 

Qualifications required

  • A*-D grade in Maths and English GCSE or equivalent 

Future prospects

There is the potential for a full-time job after the apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Things to consider

You must be able to commit to work on a Saturday - so please only apply if you have no prior commitments on this day.

About the employer

DIY Supplies and Builders Merchants est 1987. We supply building materials, tools and aggregates to the public, trade, and building companies. We also supply kitchens and bathrooms.


Jem Centres


151 Lower House Lane


L11 2SE

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Training provider

  • Level 2 in Trade Business Services
  • Level 1 Functional skills in Maths
  • Level 1 Functional skills in English

Apprenticeship framework

Trade Business Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Asset Training & Consultancy Ltd


Sara Smith

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017