Fast Track Trainee Manager

Howdens Joinery
Chesterfield, UK
11 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Fast Track Trainee Manager

Are you seeking a new role that will allow you to learn and develop your management skills? Our Trainee Manager Programme could be just the opportunity that you are looking for.

Whilst completing a Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship you will support a number of Depot and Assistant Manager's in leading and inspiring their teams to achieve and exceed sales targets. You will do this by building strong relationships with the local trade, and confidently ensure the smooth running of the depot in your Depot Managers absence.

Following the successful completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship, there may also be the opportunity to progress further through a Higher Apprenticeship.

You develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours to:
  • Manage the customer experience and drive your team to deliver a positive experience to our customers
  • Establish and communicate to your team in a style that is relevant and delivers the results to meet business requirements
  • Support your teams contribution towards success
  • Plan, do and review both your performance and the teams to drive improvements
  • Own your personal development and plan to meet the requirements of the Level 3 Management qualification
  • Provide your team with clear direction in a style that is adapted for each situation and person, whilst providing support and identifying & resolving conflict
  • Use a variety of sales techniques resulting in achievement of targets through team performance
  • Display and promote products and services effectively, understand how they meet consumer trends, and create compelling displays & offers which attract additional business

Skills & personal qualities
  • Must be mobile and willing to travel (Driving License Essential)
  • You think commercially
  • Must be adaptable to new situations and teams
  • Have excellent customer service skills
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Is it essential that you have Maths and English GCSE at Grade A*-C or 9-4, and able to provide evidence of that achievement
  • Educated to Level 3 or A Level Standard is desirable
  • Previous experience of working in a retail or trade counter environment is desirable

Howdens deeply value team working and reward our people in line with individual and team success through a competitive package of benefits including;
  • Highly competitive salary and bonus
  • Matched contribution pension scheme
  • 24 days holiday (excluding Bank holidays)
  • Staff discount on Howdens products
  • Share awards and prize draws
  • Modern spacious offices with free parking

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