Trade Supplier Apprentice BRISTOL BUILDERS SUPPLIES LTD

Our Trade Supplier apprenticeship will teach you about dealing with customer sales at the trade counter and over the telephone. This can lead on to a variety of progression routes which may include management, sales, purchasing, account management, logistics, finance, marketing and HR.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,000.00

    You may be entitled to a discretionary bonus for excellent performance.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm with 1 hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000238872

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Communicate confidently to internal and external customers.
  • Processing customer orders and taking delivery of goods.
  • Build relationships and provide a high quality service that encourages repeat business.
  • Identify the customers’ requirements, matching them to the trade supplier’s products and services.
  • Have technical knowledge of the products and services offered.

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards a Level 2 Trade Supplier qualification, as well as Functional Skills in English and maths if required. The training will all be done in-house at our branch in Barton Hill, Bristol. The training will be ongoing, with one day per week spent on working on a portfolio of skills and behaviours learned.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This can lead on to a Level 3 in management. The natural progression for this role would to be fully experienced as a trade suppler and then move on to an assistant branch manager role.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Good work ethic

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

BBS Plumbing & Heating Supplies is a local independent family-owned plumbing & heating merchant. We've been established since 1933, so what we don't know about plumbing, heating and bathrooms is not worth knowing! Over the past ten years the business has developed extensively growing from a single branch to several. We now have branches and bathroom showrooms located across Bristol, Bath and Yate, with more in mind, creating opportunity for in-house progression.

Employer

BRISTOL BUILDERS SUPPLIES LTD

Address

UNIT 3

BARTON HILL TRADING ESTATE

HERAPATH STREET

BS5 9RD

Contact

Louisa Tuck

louisa.tuck@bbsplumb.co.uk

01173051937

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Training

Training provider

TRAVIS PERKINS PLC

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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