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ATA Apprentice Warehouse & Trade Counter Sales - Northampton NN3 (LS) BMF APPRENTICESHIPS PLUS LTD

A Merchant Assistant is required for a leading Builder's Merchant. The candidate will start in the Yard/ Warehouse and then move into all other areas of the business (Customer Service & Sales). This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to start a career.

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Closing date: 20 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00 - £334.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm with 1hr Lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Mar 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Hevy Building Supplies - Approaching our 20th year of trading we are proud to be one of the largest independent builders merchants in the Midlands. We offer a wide range of products with expert advice and superb customer service from the beginning of your project to completion. Our expertise combined with a flexible fleet from crane off load lorries to pickups has enabled us to create a reputation for offering exceptional customer service.


We stock over 15000 products ranging from building materials, timber, joinery, plumbing, electrical alongside specialist ironmongery and kitchens. Hevey Building Supplies can meet all of your product requirements at highly competitive prices.

Our experienced colleagues can assist you with any size project and our focus on ensuring our customers receive a great experience when purchasing building materials. Our branches in Northampton, Kettering, and Huntingdon cover all neighbouring counties and beyond through a fleet of 10 HGVs and 6 Vans.

 After full training your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing stock in and out (to external clients)
  • Picking and Packing
  • Store transfers & stock control
  • Completing the paperwork within the office
  • Raising quotations
  • Trade Counter Sales and Payments
  • Sales Calls
  • Processing orders
  • Answering the telephone
  • Additional responsibilities as industry knowledge grows 

During your apprenticeship you will complete a Level 2 Trade Supplier qualification. Trade Suppliers play a vital role in ensuring an efficient flow of goods and service between manufacturers and their skilled trade customer base.

You will learn how to:

  • Communicate confidently to internal and external customers about the company and how it operates
  • Assist customers in exploring product ranges and alternative and complementary products and services
  • Process and record the receipt, storage, assembly and despatch of goods

As well as the Apprenticeship qualification candidates will also undertake internal professional development courses.

We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in delivering outstanding customer service. The successful candidate will be methodical with a positive attitude and willingness to learn.

**Please note that alternate Saturday morning work is required. Manual lifting of products is also required on a frequent basis.**

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good maths and English skills
  • Good communicator
  • Teamwork skills
  • Wants to progress and develop in the business

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking team player who is self-motivated
  • Should be well presented and operate in a clean and tidy manner
  • Smart appearance
  • Friendly
  • Polite
  • Confident with people
  • Can follow procedures
  • Efficient
  • Flexible
  • Trustworthy
  • Willing to learn

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications necessary however candidates should note that the role requires someone comfortable with basic maths (measuring, counting, reading numerical product codes etc.) and English (emailing customers, preparing invoices, researching products).

Future prospects

Excellent opportunity for the right person upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

BMF Apprenticeships Plus is an Apprenticeship Training Agency that will employ the Apprentice on behalf of this Supplier/ Merchant Branch. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading organisation.




Sandfield Close

Moulton Park Industrial Estate



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Additional location information

Hevey Building Supplies


Training provider

BMF Apprenticeships Plus Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BMF Apprenticeships Plus Limited


Louise sugars 07721239906

  • Trade Supplier Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Functional skills if needed.

The vocational and academic training aspects are separated and delivered by separate teams. 

Vocational training and assessment are conducted, more often than not, onsite according to the employer's wishes. Notice of dates is agreed well in advance of a site visit. 

Training and assessment are conducted both on and off the job, according to the needs of the course and the learner. Every effort is made to ensure the best result is achieved by the learner. 

Apprenticeship standard

Trade supplier

Level 2 (GCSE)

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