An independent Plumbers merchant looking for an enthusiastic person to provide an excellent service to our customers in the Trade Supplies department of our Head Office Store. The Ideal candidate must be smart, have good communication skills and show an interest in Plumbing and Green Consumable supplies. We believe in training our staff to the high

Desired skills

Good Communication skills and a willingness to help customers and colleagues. Pleasant demeanour with an ability to listen and understand instructions. Ability to handle manually

Personal qualities

The right candidate must be Honest, sincere and hardworking, take pride in their appearance, be a pro-active worker and willing to learn new skills as and when required. They should also have a professional approach to work and have an interest in Home improvements and design.

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grades 9-5, A–C in Maths and English (or equivalent).
GCSE grades 9-4, A-C (or equivalent) preferred

Experience using Microsoft Programmes advantageous

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there may be a full-time position for the right candidate. During your apprenticeship you will learn many highly sought-after transferable skills and soft skills

Things to consider

You will be required to work every Saturday morning until mid-day
You must be able to travel to Sheepfolds Industrial Estate and get to work on time.
There is an element of lifting and manual handling involved in this position.
Weekly Wage:
£4.30 an hour for first 12 weeks then increasing by 10% each quarter with a one off £50 bonus at the end of each period. Subject to quarterly appraisal

Important Other Information

Monday 12:30 until 16:00
Tuesday to Friday 8:00 until 16:00
Saturday Mornings 8:00 until 12:00

30 minutes lunch not including Monday or Saturday
Total 37.5 hours

97.6% of our apprentices progressed to employment or further study*.

(*Destination data, based on apprentices completing in academic year 2016/17).

Why choose Sunderland College?

96% of our apprentices agree that they have the chance to develop new skills at their workplace*.

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

97% of our apprentices agree that their course is helping their skills to get better.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

96% of our apprentices agree that they are happy with their course.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

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