Apprentice Trade Counter Sales Person

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 674657551-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: Howdens Joinery
  • Location: Chepstow, Gwent
  • 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 a Trade Sales Counter apprentice you will learn to:

Provide potential and existing customers with the highest level of customer service and support the wider sales team in generating and chasing leads.
Process sales for customers using the in store payment systems, quoting correct pricing, delivery date and stock requirements.
Focus on effective customer account management, aiming to increase the company's customer base and develop long term collaborative relationships within the building trade.
Maintain up to date product and industry knowledge.
The Person

Strong communication skills
Ability to build string relationships
Good customer service skills
Target driven
Planning and organising skills
Ability to prioritise own workload
A desire for continuous personal and professional development
The Apprenticeship

Trade Business Level 2 - Intermediate Apprenticeship
Training provided by in house Learning & Development Team
Support from external training provider
13 Month programme
WEST assessment must be completed prior to sign-up

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