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Operative Apprentice - Trade Supplier HALDANE FISHER LIMITED

We are looking for our next Operative Apprentice. You will work towards a Level 2 Trade Supplier Qualification over 12 months.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,255.40 to £22,230.00

    Bonus Scheme

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5pm Alternate Saturday Mornings 8am to 12pm

    Total hours per week: 45

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We wish to recruit an enthusiastic and energetic apprentice operative to join our team in Garstang. This is for someone looking to learn and develop new skills that will equip them for a career within one of the UK and Ireland’s leading independent merchants.

The candidate will be responsible for assembling orders for delivery to customers, assisting calling customers and maintaining a clean and tidy yard.

Key responsibilities will include:
General housekeeping duties to ensure a tidy yard and production area
Assisting yard personnel with the loading of customer and company vehicles
Adherence to Health and Safety procedures.
Your duties and responsibilities include:
Learn and follow transport systems and operating procedures
Assist the transport and operations manager when required
Carry out duties within the transport and operations office.
To ensure designated orders are picked & packaged as instructed by supervisor.
To ensure calling customers receive an efficient and effective friendly service.
To ensure stock is correctly rotated, stored & quality controlled.
To ensure that all orders/packs are securely strapped and wrapped to allow for safe delivery.
Ensure the yard is keep tidy to assist in the health and safety of the branch.
To work any overtime required within the Branch to meet customer demand.
To participate in any training required within the role.
Carry out any other duties within the Branch as requested from time to time.
Throughout your 12 month apprenticeship programme, 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.
We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in delivering outstanding customer service. The successful candidate will be a team player, methodical with a positive attitude and willingness to learn. This will also give the candidate vital experience within an office-based environment and enable the candidate to further develop their skills to enable progression with Haldane Fisher

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will receive a Level 2 Trade Supplier qualification, along with any completed Maths or English.

Applications for this role are invited from an individual who:
Is a team player, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
Is hard-working and willing to learn
Is available immediately
 Has a keen interest in timber and building materials.
Whilst this job description reflects the main duties, it is not exhaustive. Other duties deemed within the capabilities of the individual may also be included.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will receive a Level 2 Trade Supplier qualification, along with any completed Maths or English.

The training will be delivered on site here in Garstang.

Start date as soon as possible

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Many of the current Directors and Senior Management Team began their career as an apprentice.

They offer a wealth of skills and experience as they lead and manage the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Willingness to learn, Hard Working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Haldane Fisher is part of the Haldane Shiells Group, made up of Haldane Fisher NI, Haldane Fisher Isle of Man, Haldane Fisher UK and GE Robinson in North West England. We are predominantly a chain of builders and plumbers merchants supplying a huge range of products – everything from building materials to plumbing and heating, doors and floors. We pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of customer service, product knowledge and sound advice is our ultimate goal.




Garstang Road




Tina Lees

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Apprenticeship standard

Trade supplier

Level 2 (GCSE)

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