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Taking time out of the workplace: Regional Director Gemma McRae’s story
Taking time out of the workplace: Regional Director Gemma McRae’s story
Gemma McRae has been with Travis Perkins Managed Services since 2015, joining us as a Bid Manager before working her way up t...
How to stay healthy in the workplace
How to stay healthy in the workplace
The average person will work 1,791 hours a year, which totals  84,171 hours over the course of their career. T...
How Travis Perkins supports ex-Armed Forces members
How Travis Perkins supports ex-Armed Forces members
Just over two years ago, Travis Perkins signed the Armed Forces Covenant, becoming the 1500th organisation to do so. Our effo...
The ultimate guide to your first week in a new job
The ultimate guide to your first week in a new job
A new job is always exciting, especially if it’s your first ever. You’ve made it through the interview stage and ...
Tom, Digital Merchandiser - CCF
Tom, Digital Merchandiser - CCF
At CCF, I am a Digital Merchandiser with the role of maintaining and updating the CCF and Tradeline website, which can invo...
Victoria, Digital Marketing Apprentice
Victoria, Digital Marketing Apprentice
Victoria Nazarov is one of Group Technology Services’ first colleagues to take on the challenge of an apprenticeship. M...
What are interviewers looking for during a job interview?
What are interviewers looking for during a job interview?
Every job role – and therefore every interview is different, but there are some traits that hiring managers and recruit...
How important is customer service – and how can you improve your skills?
How important is customer service – and how can you improve your skills?
Many jobs require you to communicate directly with customers, making them an important part of presenting the company’s...
Common job hunting hurdles — and how to overcome them
Common job hunting hurdles — and how to overcome them
Job hunting can sometimes feel as time-consuming as a full-time job itself. If you’re unsure where to begin, or feel ov...
From school to success: how to plan your career after sixth form
From school to success: how to plan your career after sixth form
CVs. Personal statements. Taxes. Loans. Welcome to the world of adulthood. You’ve completed your secondary school or si...
Celebrating apprentices at Travis Perkins
Celebrating apprentices at Travis Perkins
Apprenticeships aren’t just for 16-year-old school leavers. They provide an innovative and practical approach to studyi...
5 types of interview questions – and how to ace them
5 types of interview questions – and how to ace them
Successfully getting an interview for your dream role is a big achievement and it’s one of the hardest parts of the job...
How job sharing benefits both team members and Travis Perkins
How job sharing benefits both team members and Travis Perkins
When Birmingham’s BSS Industrial Smethwick branch experienced business growth that led to expanded hours, Branch Manage...
Rising up the ranks with an Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Rising up the ranks with an Advanced Level Apprenticeship
When you think ‘apprentice’, your mind naturally wanders towards either Alan Sugar’s annual televised sacka...
From telephone sales to operations director: Steve Bareham tells us how he did it
From telephone sales to operations director: Steve Bareham tells us how he did it
Steve Bareham is one of Travis Perkins’ great success stories, joining the company in 1994 and enjoying 24 happy years ...
How important is work-life balance in the modern world?
How important is work-life balance in the modern world?
Work plays a key role in all of our lives. It’s been calculated that a third of your life is spent in the workplace, ...
4 different types of interviews - and how you should be tackling them
4 different types of interviews - and how you should be tackling them
Whatever stage of your career you’re at, going for an interview can be tough. You’ve whetted the interviewer&rsqu...
Jake, Warehouse Operations (former Royal Engineer)
Jake, Warehouse Operations (former Royal Engineer)
My name is Jake Woodcock. I work for BSS and I am the General Manager at the National Tube Distribution Centre in Coventry. ...
Daniel, Assistant Manager (Former Infantry Soldier, 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian)
Daniel, Assistant Manager (Former Infantry Soldier, 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian)
My name is Daniel Pack, and I’m the Assistant Manager at Travis Perkins Rushden where we provide general building produ...
How to make the most of your job search in the modern age
How to make the most of your job search in the modern age
The way that we hunt for jobs has changed massively in the past ten years. Whereas before we’d be trawling local newspa...
Chantel, Apprentice Mentor
Chantel, Apprentice Mentor
Chantel joined Travis Perkins in 2015 as a Management Apprentice, having graduated from her Programme she has now progressed ...
Matthew, Management Apprentice
Matthew, Management Apprentice
My name is Matthew Whiteside i am 31 years old, i have played rugby for the past 18 years at different levels. Also i have be...
Alan, Tool Hire Manager (Level 3 Apprentice)
Alan, Tool Hire Manager (Level 3 Apprentice)
I joined the Level 3 Managing a Team Apprenticeship program in October 2017 and have worked at TP for 2 years. I moved to TP ...
Shaun, Sales Assistant (Management Apprentice)
Shaun, Sales Assistant (Management Apprentice)
I started early in my career as a shipwright, and I then moved into groundwork. I later found myself in tool hire at a small ...
Alicia, Operations Manager (Management Apprentice)
Alicia, Operations Manager (Management Apprentice)
I joined the company over three years ago in September 2014. I had decided that after a year of being in college, that it sim...
Ashleigh, Sales Assistant (Management Apprentice)
Ashleigh, Sales Assistant (Management Apprentice)
I started off my career in B&Q Derby for four years,i decided i needed a change and moved over to Travis Perkins in Ilkes...
Lauren, Apprenticeship Mentor
Lauren, Apprenticeship Mentor
I have been with the Travis Perkins Group since September 2014, when I began my Level 3 Management Apprenticeship at BSS Read...
Why should you do an apprenticeship?
Why should you do an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships have long been regarded as one of the best ways to enter an industry. With record numbers of young people s...
A 30-year journey with BSS: Julie Wright’s story
A 30-year journey with BSS: Julie Wright’s story
When Julie Wright left school and joined BSS as a YTS Administration Clerk, she had no idea she’d one day become Region...
How important is company culture when choosing your next job?
How important is company culture when choosing your next job?
Company culture is about so much more than simply what the atmosphere of a workplace is like. These days, it can be the dec...
CV writing tips
CV writing tips
  No matter how high-tech your industry is and how software-savvy you are, a well-written, properly formatted CV tail...
Your first interview: What to do – and what not to do
Your first interview: What to do – and what not to do
Your first interview is one of the most important steps you can take on the career ladder. Whichever profession you’re ...
Take your finance career further at Travis Perkins plc
Take your finance career further at Travis Perkins plc
Travis Perkins plc may not be the first place that finance graduates or professionals think of when considering where to take...
From Project Manager to National Showrooms Manager: A Travis Perkins journey
From Project Manager to National Showrooms Manager: A Travis Perkins journey
Carla Hentall joined the Travis Perkins team in 2013, taking up a temporary contract Project Manager role with our internal...
Sanjeev, Category Assistant
Sanjeev, Category Assistant
I am part of the Wickes Commercial Team: I’m the Category Assistant on Showroom Kitchens. I studied International Bu...
Olivia, Publication & Studio Marketing Manager
Olivia, Publication & Studio Marketing Manager
I started off in fashion buying (I have a fashion degree) and slowly I started to look at interiors (I worked in the home fur...

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Warehouse Supervisor
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