Apply: Wolseley UK
Wolseley UK’s Management Training programme is a great opportunity for
enthusiastic graduates to progress quickly within one of the largest
distributors of construction products in the world.
With 950 branches nationwide and 6,500 employees, Wolseley UK is a
leading distributor of plumbing and heating products and a major
supplier of construction materials to the trade in the UK.
Our structured 18-month programme is designed to grow Wolseley UK’s next
generation of managers by giving graduates the practical hands-on
experience they need to take on a management position within 12 months.
From day one, you’ll be an important member of the team dealing with
real customers and everyday situations in our busy branches. You’ll
spend more time in boots and a hi-vis jacket than you will in a business
suit – learning how we do business at our trade counters. Together with
classroom training, assignments and support from the business, the
programme will equip you with the personal and professional skills to
succeed at Wolseley UK.
At Wolseley UK, we're big on talent management and succession planning.
As proven by our 2013 Personnel Today Award for Talent Management.
Whether you're fresh out of school, looking for a new challenge or
nearing retirement, we'll ensure that you're always learning something
Twice yearly reviews play an important part in that. But so do the
regular, informal conversations managers have with each individual to
help them set new goals and take full advantage of the various learning
opportunities on offer. These include:
Mandatory Online Health & Safety Training – with refresher
courses for all employees every two years
Other Health & Safety Training – including Forklift, Banksman
and VNA (very narrow aisles) training
Online Training Academy – our one-stop-shop for IT Training,
Health & Safety, Product Knowledge, Legal, Business Support and Business
The Management Academy – with courses focused on specific
Wolseley UK initiatives and general management skills
Apprenticeship Programme – designed specifically for those with
the potential to become our branch managers of the future
First Line Management Programme – a three-day programme for those
who've started or are looking to move into their first management role
Leadership Development Programmes – focused on our UK business,
as well as our European and International operations
Our commitment to attracting the best talent from a range of backgrounds
also includes actively supporting the British Forces Resettlement
Services and working in partnership with Placeability providing
placements for individuals with a disability or complex barriers to work.