Counter / Yard Assistant - Apprentice David Cover & Son Ltd

If you are motivated and ambitious then Covers will provide you with the tools and training that you need that to start your career. Duties to include serving customers, loading and unloading vehicles and learning about our vast product range.

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Closing date: 20 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Hours of work vary by location but as a guide range are from Monday to Friday from 07.30am to 16.30pm with an hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

At our Chichester branch -duties to include serving customers, completing transactions through the point of sale system, ensuring that stock areas are kept replenished and assisting with the loading of vehicles. 

During this one year apprenticeship you will learn all areas of our business including the counter and the yard. Applicants must have good customer service skills and work well as part of a team. The successful applicant will also undertake an NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service whilst undertaking their normal duties. You will also have the opportunity to undertake other training including product knowledge modules and forklift training. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to communicate at all levels. 
  • Good Level of Customer Service Skills
  • Cash Handling 

Personal qualities

Friendly, confident, efficient, willingness to learn.  

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications 

Future prospects

Opportunity to apply for any positions within the Covers Group

Things to consider

Covers is a builders merchants so is a dirty environment. 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, £7.05 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.50 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit:

About the employer

Established in the South for 160 years, Covers is a family owned Timber and Builders Merchants, operating from 13 sites.


David Cover & Son Ltd


Sussex House

Quarry Lane


PO19 8PE

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Training provider

Induction.  Product Training. Sales Training. Systems Training. Forklift Training

Smart Training and Recruitment to deliver the full apprenticeship framework in Customer Service Level 2 to include:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service
  • Functional Skills (If required)
  • ERR Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • PLTS – Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Customer Service

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Smart Training & Recruitment

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Closing date: 20 Nov 2017