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Apprentice Sales Negotiator Wolseley - Reading

You will be working towards a continual review and targeting of existing Burdens customer base to maximise sales of Burdens products, whilst generating enquiries and orders for Burdens product range. Your role will include maintaining relationships with existing customers through regular review visits.

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

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Closing date: 21 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, with 1 hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice Sales Negotiator you will be working towards the Customer Service Specialist Level 3 over the duration of 18 months, alongside your daily roles and responsibilities.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Establish contractor customer base at branch level
  • Maintaining relationships with existing customers through regular review visits
  • Maintain and develop existing customers through planned individual account support, and liaison with external sales staff
  • Acting as contact between the company and its existing and potential markets
  • Negotiating variations in price, delivery and specifications with buyers
  • Gaining a clear understanding of customers' businesses and requirements
  • Work closely with regional/product specialist and key accounts to maximise sales opportunities
  • Plan and carry out direct marketing activities to agreed budgets, sales volumes, values, product mix and timescales
  • Monitor and report on activities and provide relevant management information
  • Carry out market research, competitor and customer surveys as required
  • Input into stock requirements and stock turn levels at branch and regional level
  • Communication of account involvement to ensure maximum potential sales and profit is achieved by Burdens across all product areas
  • Working closely with key suppliers growing relationships and assisting in purchasing strategies
  • Liaise and attend meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business and organisational development
  • Attend training to develop relevant knowledge and skills
  • Attendance at branch meetings
  • Adherence to operational procedures
  • Adherence to health and safety policies and procedures

Our people get amazing benefits including:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Generous pension plan - matched up to 9%
  • Holiday - 23 days increasing to 25 after 2 years' service
  • Staff discounts on hundreds of retailers
  • Free access to health and wellbeing tools and initiatives

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

  • Level 3 Customer Service Specialist 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are a Top Employer 2022 and here's what we can offer you... There's always opportunity to enhance your skills through our award-winning Talent Guild development programmes which offers a wide range of courses and professional qualifications for all levels; easily allowing you to follow a range of career pathways.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

Things to consider

The Key dates provided should be used as a guide only, should the position be filled the post may close early.

About the employer

Wolseley UK is the country's largest plumbing, heating and cooling trade specialist merchant in the UK. We're currently growing as we work to bring the business closer to customers across the country, so it's an exciting time to be part of the Wolseley team. We pride ourselves on excellent specialist know-how and are committed to becoming closer to customers, being easy to do business with and making sure we deliver on our promises.


Wolseley - Reading


Wolseley & Burdens Unit 3, Baccus House Calleva Park


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Customer service specialist

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Feb 2023