Trade Counter Sales Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Howdens Joinery (Employer)

Lifetime Training Group (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £201.93
40.0 hours per week Hours between 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Shifts TBC.
15 months (duration)
25 May 2021(start date)
Customer service practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
18 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Howdens are currently looking for a Trade Counter Sales Apprentice 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.


At Howdens you will be working towards a Customer Service Level 2 Apprenticeship standard over the course of 15 months.

At Howdens our products are available from local stock at depots nationwide, so we can offer timely collection and deliveries to get projects started sooner. This also allows us to make changes quickly, should they arise, so work can continue without delay. 

Our Trade Sales Counter Person is the first point of contact at the counters in our depots. They assist our customers while selling and upselling the company’s range of products and services and provide excellent customer services and have extensive knowledge of Howdens products.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities include: 

  • To provide excellent levels of customer service and deal with enquires in a courteous, professional and knowledgeable way
  • To achieve and exceed individual targets to accomplish the depot targets, while building strong relationships with new and existing customers
  • To effectively communicate and sell/upsell the full range of products and services offered by the company (face to face and via telephone)
  • To generate and chase leads
  • To correctly process sales for customers using the in-store payment systems, quoting correct pricing, delivery date and stock requirements. Ensuring all documents are filed correctly
  • To assist in the depot warehouse as and when necessary
  • To ensure a safe and comfortable environment is maintained for customers and employees within the Depot and to ensure 100 % compliance with Health & Safety Regulations and expectations

Future Prospects

Ongoing training and Learning. 

Reality Check

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

Skills Required

  • Experience of working in either a retail or similar customer service environment
  • The ability to be flexible in your approach from day-to-day workload and multi-tasking different workloads
  • Able to communicate in a pleasant, friendly manner and clearly articulate Howdens Joinery products to the trade and public
  • You will have effective teamwork and problem solving skills

Qualities Required

We are looking for smart, friendly people with excellent attention to detail and a desire to learn.

You will be confident, tenacious, and hungry to succeed, with a flexible approach to working and learning in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications Required

No qualifications required.

Training Provided

Alongside this job role, you also will be studying towards your:

  • Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard Level 2
  • Functional Skills in English and maths
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