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Internal Sales Apprentice Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Ltd

Are you looking to launch your career with an award-winning, globally recognised brand that will encourage you to reach your full potential? Saint Gobain- International are looking for an Internal Sales Apprentice to join their team at their Parkend branch.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 07 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm and Fridays 8:30am - 4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

At Saint-Gobain International Timber you will be working towards a Customer Service Level 2 Apprenticeship standard over the course of 15 months. 

Saint-Gobain UK&I has a wide range of apprenticeship sponsored programmes. These programmes are designed to help you develop practical skills and knowledge, through a combination of relevant on-the job training, classroom based learning and/or eLearning. Successful candidates will start on the level 2 Customer Service Apprenticeship and can go onto to complete the Level 4 Sale apprenticeship and may wish to pursue other area of sales within the business. 

The level 2 Customer Service Apprenticeship will help you identify the customer’s expectations and needs through various forms of impactful communication and interactions. You will learn to understand how to create a positive experience for the customer, how to reduce conflict and how your role fits within the business and organisation, contributing to a growing a successful team and how to keep this evolving to ensure effective service delivery.

Key Results Areas

You will be required to:

  • Accurate and timely completion of customer requests and sales administration
  • Accurate input of sales quotes and orders
  • Effective communication with customer base
  • Support manager to achieve team objectives, such as sales campaigns
  • Support sales teams, internal and external, to achieve sales targets
  • Commitment to continuous personal development


The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role. We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Excellent telephone technique.
  • Must be able to demonstrate numeracy and literacy skills
  • PC literate

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Willing to learn and progress
  • Self-motivated and driven by challenges, as well as having the hunger to succeed….
  • Ambitious with a drive to succeed and build relationships with an award winning, globally recognised brand
  • Have an interest in or understanding of the construction / building materials industry

Desired qualifications

  • No previous qualifications are required!

Future prospects

  • Ongoing learning and development

Things to consider

  • The key dates are to be used as a guide only
  • Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early

About the employer

International Timber are the largest supplier and distributor of timber and panel products in the UK.

What we do?

We specialise in the import, processing and distribution of:

  • Softwoods / Hardwoods
  • Clear softwoods
  • Structural softwoods
  • Panel products
  • Cladding & Decking
  • Engineered timber


Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Ltd


West Yard

Trafford Wharf Road


M17 1DJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Alongside this job role, you also will be studying towards your:

  • Customer Service Practitioner level 2
  • Functional Skills in English and maths

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Dec 2021