Howdens Joinery Ltd

Retail Team Leader - Howdens - Advanced Apprenticeship


Howdens Joinery Ltd

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Weekly wage £454.08
44.0 hours per week 8-5 Mon to Fri / 8 -12 Saturday
duration: 12 months
start: 17 December 2019
Advanced(level 3)
Retail team leader Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
2 December 2019 (application closing date)
Howdens are currently looking for Fast Track Trainee Manager's to join their expanding team! Howdens is committed to developing our people, which means our Apprenticeships lead to great career opportunities and the chance to really make your mark. We are looking for smart, friendly people with excellent attention to detail and a desire to learn.


Salary - £22,815 + Bonus

Our Fast Track Trainee Manager Programme will enable you to develop the skills you need as an Assistant Manager, whilst completing a Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship working in some of our local Trade Depots. You will support the Depot Manager in leading and inspiring your team to achieve and exceed sales targets through building strong working relationships with the local trade, and confidently ensure the smooth running of the depot in your Depot Managers absence. Following completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship, there will be the opportunity for the right candidate to progress onto further development through a Higher Apprenticeship.

The purpose of the role is to develop best in class Management for the future and support the Howdens plans for growth.  As a Fast Track Trainee Manager you will support the Depot Manager as an Acting Assistant Manager while retaining a reporting line to the Regional Manager. 

This will be achieved by building a broad level of both knowledge and experience across the Howdens Trade business delivered over an 18 month period.

The Fast Track initiative provides a framework to guide the Trainee through multiple Depot roles and to experience the many challenges in those roles, before commencing a Level 3 Team Leader Development Programme.  The position demands strong leadership traits and the ability to adapt quickly to ever-changing demands.

In accordance with the above, you will be working closely with, and ‘shadowing’, Assistant and Depot Managers in Depots of different formats and levels of performance.  You will also be required to deputise for your Depot Manager for short periods of time in order to find frequent opportunities to practice your management skills.  In these situations you will be responsible for the smooth running of the Depot in the absence of the Manager.

Working Week - 44 hours per Week 8-5 Mon to Fri / 8 -12 Saturday

Future Prospects

Progression onto a higher position within the company.

Skills Required

  • Must be confident and self-assured
  • Must be mobile – willing to travel (driving licence essential)
  • You are ambitious
  • You think commercially
  • You are a self-starter
  • Must be adaptable to new situations and teams
  • Have great interpersonal skills
  • You are resilient
  • You are tech ‘savvy’
  • Must have determination and patience
  • You are committed to your own development

Qualities Required

None specified.

Qualifications Required

No formal qualifications required.

Training Provided

  • Retail Team Leader Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths, and ICT (if required)
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