Plumbing Retail Apprentice Herne Bay Plumbing & Bathroom Supplies Ltd

Required for a local family run plumbing & bathroom merchant for trade and retail customers.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 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

    Starting either at 7:30am or at 12:30pm, some Saturdays could be involved.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Required for a local family run plumbing & bathroom merchant for trade and retail customers.

As a retail apprentice, you will be responsible for assisting with the following duties: 

  • Meeting and greeting customers
  • Stock control including checking and maintaining stock levels
  • Labelling products
  • Manual handling with confidence
  • Learning about the products

Moving towards the trade counter where you will be assisting and serving the customers and dealing with transaction, general paperwork and administration.

Very good opportunity for someone who has a passion to work within the retail/sales/building services industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Customer service.

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated
  • Confident

Qualifications required

GCSE English and Mathematics Grade C or above (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Possible permanent position.

Things to consider

From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

A Local Family Run Plumbing & Bathroom Merchant for Trade and Retail Customers. We have over 27 years experience and are always ready to provide a personal service and friendly advice.


Herne Bay Plumbing & Bathroom Supplies Ltd


Unit 2

Herne Business Park

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Herne Bay


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Training provider

NVQ Level 2 Retail.  

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Canterbury College

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2017