Potential branch manager plumbers merchant apprenticeship LOCAL PLUMBING & HEATING SUPPLIES LTD

We are looking for an apprentice to become the next branch manager of one of our branches, we are looking to bring someone on who is enthusiastic and wants to learn the merchanting industry from the ground up. Applicants should apply because working in the construction merchant industry can be so rewarding and has endless opportunities.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    employee's performance/pay review every 6 months. pay will rise throughout the employee's apprenticeship as they move onto the next stage of LEAP courses. overall goal is to become branch manager salary of 40k per year with 10% profit share bonus

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm with 1 hour lunch break per day Alternate Saturdays: 8am to 12 midday ( working hours during the week will be reduced by 4 hours when it is the employee's Saturday to work)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Serving customers and being responsible for large and small orders from start to finish.
  • Keeping track of goods in and out and stock management.
  • Communicating confidently to internal and external customers about the company and how it operates.
  • Apprenticeship webinar training with LEAP apprentices programme.

The training you will be getting

  • The apprenticeship will be a Trade Supplier Level 2 Apprenticeship 
  • The training will take place at a mixture of both our Harrow branch and Uxbridge branch
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship, equivalent to 5 GCSE Passes
  • the training will be spread over 1-2 hours per week with LEAP. the rest of your time will be spent in branch in a hands on role learning every aspect of construction merchant management. 
  • This programme will equip apprentices with the skills they need to be an expert within their job role. They will be applying their learning in the branch to drive customer engagement, business performance and share product knowledge with their colleagues.
  • Successful completion of this programme could support future development. There are opportunities to apply for other apprenticeships, for example, the Level 3 Team Leader programme.
  • Webinars to share knowledge and develop skills. The webinars are supported by subject specialists and a great opportunity for networking with other BMF members.
  • A dedicated Apprentice coach will support the apprentice and their line manager during the programme, They will be in regular contact to monitor success and review an individualised learning plan.
  • Personal development planning is key to the programme and will ensure the learner has clear goals to meet their development needs and future career aspirations.
  • Technology will be used during the apprenticeship for research, completing e-learning, capturing evidence of learning and attending webinars.
  • Subject experts within the workplace will be key to building knowledge, skills and behaviours. They play a vital role in providing feedback while on the programme.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The candidate is expected to take on either an assistant manager or branch manager role. 
  • Alternatively, we are a growing business looking to expand. This could mean that the right candidate could use the skills they've learnt on the apprenticeship to become either company wide sales manager or an area manager responsible for multiple branches. each progression would come with salary increases. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent english (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

the vacancy will involve lifting/moving of boilers, radiators, baths and other heavy items.

About the employer

we are an independent plumbers merchant. we've been established for 4 years. we have 2 branches, in harrow and uxbridge. we sell everything plumbing related. we trade with small, medium and large contractors.




52 station road, north harrow, ha2 7se

122 cowley road, uxbridge, ub8 2ly






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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Trade supplier

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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