Retail Management Trainee

01 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Jewson (a part of Saint-Gobain) - Management Trainee – Reading Branch

Are you looking to launch your career with an award winning, globally recognised brand?

·Do you want a career without boundaries?

·Is it important that you work for a company that encourages you to reach your full potential?

·Does a real job with real responsibilities appeal to you?

If your answers to the above are ‘Yes’, then joining Jewson / Saint-Gobain could be the right career move for you! We are one of the Top 100 Global Innovators and one of the 50 largest employers in the world.

What will I be doing in the role?

The Management Trainee programme is a 15 Month structured, practical, branch based programme that offers you a combination of on the job and off the job training to equip you with the specific knowledge, skills and experience needed to become a Branch Manager of the future.

The majority of your programme will be spent “on the job” learning how to manage a branch. You will also take part in “off the job” training to support individual, group and sales projects.

Our Trainee’s will complete a National Recognised Management Development Apprenticeship (at Level 3) and will have further opportunities to progress onto Higher Apprenticeships at Level 5 (Foundation Degree) and Level 6 (Degree). Therefore we will truly invest in you and your future.

During your time on the programme you will be asked to travel to different branches within the UK and stay away from home for short periods of time for training.

In the role as a Management Trainee you will;

·Undertake a Management Trainee scheme, demonstrating a professional approach at all times, and flexibility to work within the requirements of the scheme

·Undertake various roles within a branch setting, to gain a clear understanding of how a branch operates alongside the our Management Development Apprenticeship

·Participate in group or deliver individual projects / operational sales agreed tasks, as agreed in line with the scheme requirements

·Work closely with the Branch Manager and other functional heads to the branch to continually learn the responsibilities and requirements of this role i.e. tool hire, warehouse, sales office, yard etc.

·Ensure presence at any training event in line with scheme requirements

·Continually grow own knowledge brand related products, key customers and suppliers, to work towards continuous development

·Promote a positive brand image at all times and be responsible for the upkeep and condition of any Company property allocated in the course of carrying out the job

·Comply with all Company policies and procedures (HR, Health & Safety, Business Controls, etc) and ensure all branch staff also adhere to these

·Undertake duties in a manner compliant with the Company’s Principles of Conduct and Action

What about the business I’ll be joining?

This vacancy is working for Jewson - part of the Saint-Gobain group. With over 600 branches across the country, Jewson is the UK's leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials. The first Jewson branch opened in 1836 - for 180 years we have been supplying building materials and supporting the trade.

Jewson offers the widest range of quality materials and products from everyday core essentials to the latest sustainable innovations - Jewson's friendly and knowledgeable staff continue to provide the highest levels of customer service. In addition to timber and building materials, Jewson also has specialist landscaping, joinery, insulation, tool hire, brick, kitchen and bathroom centres up and down the country.

With over 170,000 employees and operations in 67 countries worldwide, and with more than 30 businesses operating in the UK & Ireland, we offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of opportunities across countless types of career, so no matter what business you start your career with at Saint-Gobain; you truly have the ability to build a career anywhere within our group. With such a significant presence we are proud to offer our employees a career without boundaries… Are You In?

What are the benefits?

In addition to a competitive base salary plus an attractive bonus scheme, you will benefit from a significant focus on your own personal development and also have access to:

·A defined contribution pension scheme.

·31 days holiday (increasing to 33 with service)

·Flexible Holiday buy-sell scheme (allowing up to 3 days holiday to be bought or sold).

·A defined share purchasing scheme (Each month you put away an agreed amount from your ‘pre-tax' pay and we use it to buy Saint-Gobain shares for you. As an added bonus, for every four shares you buy Saint-Gobain will give you an extra share free of charge).

·As an employee you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.

·Staff discounts and various other benefits.

What do I need to do now?

We would love to hear from you! In order to find out more and apply, please click below to register and submit your CV on our careers site. We will be in touch with you after your application to tell you about the next stages.

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