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Merchant Trainee Apprentice

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Job Type
6 Oct 2020
Merchant Trainee Apprenticeship
Local Merchant Group

Location: Stevenage
Salary: National Minimum Wage

Who are Local Merchant Group?
Local Merchant Group (also known as LMG) are part of multinational organisation Saint-Gobain. We are made up of 9 Builders Merchant brands, with branches across the UK and Ireland. As Builders Merchants, it's our job provide a wide range of building materials to trade customers, from carpenters to tilers and groundworkers to DIY enthusiasts.

The day-to-day role
We are currently looking for apprentices to join our business in our Gibbs & Dandy brand, in Stevenage.
On our apprenticeship programme, you will join us as a Merchant Trainee, based in one of our branches. In this role you will work in a range of our departments such as the yard and the sales counter, getting to grips with our business, our customers and our products.
On a typical day you will deal with a number of our customers both face to face and on the phone. The day will be very busy, and you can expect a lot of banter with both your team and your customers as you work.

Your learning and development
After your first 3 months with the business, you will begin your apprenticeship training. During the course, which will last between 12-18 months, you will learn more about our business, our operations and how to provide great customer service.
The majority of your learning will be on the job, however you will also need to study independently for a few hours a week to reinforce your new skill set.
Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded your apprenticeship qualification and will be offered a full time role in the organisation.

What do you do next?
If this apprenticeship sounds right for you, the next thing for you to do is to get in touch!
To apply, we would like you to answer the following:

Describe yourself in one sentence
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Give an example of when you have worked as part of a team
What does customer service mean to you?
Why would you like to be an apprentice at Local Merchant Group?You can answer these questions in written format and attach it to your CV/Application.

If you have any questions about our apprenticeship, please email us at (url removed)

We hope to hear from you soon
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  • Job Reference: 179591726-2
  • Date Posted: 6 October 2020
  • Recruiter: Confidential
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Permanent