Academy Apprentice

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 591681282-2
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: Howdens Joinery
  • Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Administration, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can earn while you learn? Do you want to be part of an incredible team working towards a common goal, providing excellent service to our customers?

At Howdens we invest in our people and provide thorough on the job training and excellent career progression opportunities. We have been awarded a place in the top 25 Best Big Companies to Work for in recognition of excellence in the workplace.

We are proud of our substantial growth and remain committed to success through the expansion of our local depot network. Despite its scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values and we are seeking talented people to help us continue to grow our business.

The Role

As an Academy Apprentice you will experience multiple depot roles to develop skills relating to sales, account management, warehousing, and administration.

You will be required to deal with a variety of customers at the Trade Counter and over the telephone, and will be involved in incoming & outgoing deliveries, stock control and the basic administration related to these functions.

You will learn to provide customer quotes and orders and build relationships, to provide a high-quality service that encourages repeat business.

A key element of your role will be to gain and maintain technical knowledge of the products and services offered together with the systems used within the business.

The Person

Strong communication skills
Ability to meet task deadlines
Attention to detail
Planning and organising skills
Ability to multi-task and prioritise own workload
A desire for continuous personal and professional development
The Apprenticeship

Trade Supplier Level 2 - Intermediate Apprenticeship
Training provided by in house Learning & Development Team
Support from external training provider
15 Month programme including minimum 12 month learning period plus end point assessment
GCSE Maths and English desired but not essential, as these will be covered during the apprenticeship
In return for your hard work and commitment you will be rewarded with some great benefits, which include:

£15,000 salary
Paid holiday entitlement
Generous Pension Scheme
Team incentives and outings
Staff discount on Howdens products

Why work for us?

Howdens Joinery, a trade only business with over 780 depots, has built a reputation that builders can trust through offering best local price and providing product from local stock. Our unbeatable service and product has led to us becoming a market leader, which is why we were awarded the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen 2015 for our quality and excellence