Graduate Management Trainee - Chandlers Building Supplies Ltd

Salary: Competitive
Location: South East
Start date: Various
Sectors: Architecture & Construction, Management, Retail, Sales, Buying & Merchandising,

Location: Year 1 based at Head Office in Ringmer, Sussex BN8 5NP
How to Apply: Click on the apply now button - you will need to fill out our online application form
Contract Type: Graduate Programme, Permanent
Hours: Full time
Minimum degree level: 2:2
Application deadline: 31st July


Short Description of Role:
Exciting opportunity to join a highly successful independent Builders Merchants Graduate Management Training Scheme.


Have you ever considered a management career within the Builders Merchants Industry? Now’s your chance……


Chandlers Building Supplies is a successful and expanding independent builders merchant with branches across the UK. For over 22 years the company has been supplying building and roofing materials to local tradesmen and the general public, priding itself on the quality of the products it sells and the customer service it provides. The company has a turnover of approximately £47 million and branches in Sussex, Surrey, Kent, London and The Midlands.


Following the successful introduction of the first Graduate Management Training Programme last year, the company is aiming to recruit another two management trainees.


What qualities do you we think you’ll need to make a good manager?
Firstly, you should possess strong interpersonal skills with a natural ability to ‘get on with people’. This is the kind of person who, as a Trainee, is willing to listen and learn from those more experienced and in time, have the ability to step forward and take on the role of a manager.


Secondly, you will need the drive to learn new skills and to complete, over a 2-year period, the Company’s Management Training Programme.


Armed with the above characteristic traits, we believe that a trainee who is given the chance to gain practical hands-on experience and the opportunity to further develop skills and knowledge through the Management Training Programme, has every chance of building an excellent management career.


What You Can Expect:
Variety! We expect you to spend time in all areas of the business in order to gain valuable experience in the key roles within the builders merchant industry. This will include working across departments covering:


• Yard and Warehouse
• Deliveries
• Transport
• Sales
• Operations
• Accounts
• Purchasing
• Marketing


The programme is supported by the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF) and includes a series of specific training workshops linked to all aspects of the business, with modules in subjects such as, Customer Service, Finance, Sales, Health & Safety, Personal Effectiveness, Transport/Operations, Leadership and Performance Management, as well as a variety of other industry-relevant topics.


In the second year you’ll spend time working in different branches across Sussex. Here, you will have the opportunity to use the skills and experience you have gained over the last year to begin making your mark. You’ll work closely with branch and department staff to help further develop your knowledge of the industry and attend four full-day workshops that will enhance your ability to be an effective front-line manager.


On successful completion of the 2-year programme, you will aim to be successfully appointed to a management position within the company. This may be that of a team leader, a department manager or a business development executive.


Career progression should then be focused towards becoming an Assistant Branch Manager and eventually a Branch Manager - ready to rise to the challenges that this role entails.


If you believe you have the drive, determination, ambition and self-motivation needed to successfully complete our Graduate Management Training Programme, then we would like to hear from you.


• Company Benefits include:
• Competitive salary with regular reviews
• Profit Share Bonus Scheme
• Company Pension Scheme
• Group Income Protection and Life Assurance
• All training costs paid for by the company
• Opportunity for career advancement.


Short listed candidates will be invited to attend an interview/assessment day on 19th September 2017. All applicants will be contacted prior to this date. It is anticipated that the start date will be during late October.



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