Academy Apprentice - Trade Supplier apprenticeship HOWDEN JOINERY LIMITED

As an integral part of our workforce, we're seeking talented individuals to join our award-winning apprenticeship scheme and help drive our business forward. The role offers a unique opportunity to receive comprehensive on-the-job training and expert support from a leading training provider while pursuing a Level 2 Trade Supplier Apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 04 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (with shifts to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Academy Apprentice, you will have an opportunity to learn multiple roles within our Trade Depot. You key responsibilities will include:

  • Dealing with customer sales at the trade counter and over the telephone
  • Making outgoing calls to existing account holders to promote new products and offers
  • Working in the warehouse dealing with incoming deliveries, stock control and despatch of goods to our customers
  • Processing customer orders and taking delivery of goods and the basic administration related to these functions
  • Maintaining technical knowledge of the products and services offered together with the bespoke systems and equipment used in the depot
  • Communicating with a wide variety of internal and external customers to build relationships and provide a high-quality service that encourages repeat business

The training you will be getting

  • Trade Supplier Level 2 - Intermediate Apprenticeship qualification
  • Training provided by in house Learning & Development Team
  • Support from external training provider
  • 15 Month programme including minimum 12 month learning period and end point assessment
  • Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths must achieve this before taking the end-point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship. This will be covered as part of your apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Howdens is a fast-growing, vast company with career progression opportunities for individuals that show real passion and dedication

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Good initiative, Desire for development


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

The successful candidate may be required to work some Saturdays

About the employer

Our story began in 1995 with a commitment to provide kitchens and joinery products to trade customers from local stock. Today, we are the UK’s largest supplier of fitted kitchens and joinery products, offering quality services to local builders nationwide. At Howdens, we take immense pride in being recognised as a leading employer of apprentices. Our commitment to nurturing talent and creating long-term career opportunities is evident through our placement in the prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers table in both 2022 and 2023




Unit 7, Waterloo Industrial Estate,

Flanders Rd,

Hedge End,

SO30 2QT

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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


Annalise Morris


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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Jul 2024