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Build an exciting career with an entry level apprenticeship at Travis Perkins

10 Feb

When applying for a job in, say customer service, you might see that previous experience in customer service is needed. But how do you get the experience without having the experience? An apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers and our Level 2 Apprenticeships are entry level, meaning that you don’t need any specific qualifications or experience. Over the course of a year, our programmes will help you build the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to be the best you can be. Our “Earn as you Learn” Apprenticeship Programmes will show you how to be a great colleague within a branch or store, pulling together product knowledge with a strong understanding of our customer base.

So what do you need? We’re looking for people who are passionate about delivering a quality service that always aims to exceed customers’ expectations. Read on to find out in more detail what our Level 2 Apprenticeships can offer you.

Apprenticeships walking togetherBenchmarx - Certificate in customer service

As with all our programmes, this Apprenticeship in Customer Service at Benchmarx is focused on both developing your skills and you as a person. It will teach you about business awareness, customer management and business innovation.

BSS - Service and know how

Complete an Apprenticeship as a Trade Supplier with BSS and you’ll learn about the different business areas and what makes our team experts. Throughout the year, you’ll build your knowledge of systems and technology and develop your service skills to improve sales.

CCF – Pursuit of better certificate

Knowing the products, their benefits to the customer and their end-to-end supply chain are all key lessons in an Apprenticeship as a Trade Supplier at CCF. You’ll be taught how to keep yourself and others safe, shown stock management and stock control, and much more.

Keyline – Trusted civils expert

In-depth product knowledge and understanding of our customer needs are key in the Travis Perkins Group. An Apprenticeship as a Trade Supplier at Keyline will show you how to work alongside our customers to understand product applications and installation.

Travis Perkins – Certificate in merchanting

An Apprenticeship in Trade Supply at Travis Perkins is flexible to enable colleagues to approach it in a way that suits their role. You’ll learn about winning service in the yard and winning service on the counter and develop your knowledge of our different product offers, such as Tool Hire.

Wickes – Customer experience apprenticeship

With safety being of utmost importance at the Group, you’ll be taught all about our keeping safe initiative on an Apprenticeship in Retail with Wickes. We’ll show you how to effectively help customers when they purchase our products both through assisted selling and self-serve.

Plumbing & Heating – Specialist to the trade certificate

An Apprenticeship as a Trade Supplier with Plumbing & Heating is focused on personal development, customer service and product knowledge. This programme will teach you everything you need to know about selling through service, working for our customers and becoming a product champion.

Why choose an entry level apprenticeship with the Travis Perkins Group?

Apprenticeships at the Group are delivered by our in house Apprenticeship team. Each programme is tailored to the business and designed to give you experience working in the different areas of the branch or store, whether that be in the yard, at the sales counter or in the warehouse. Our Apprenticeship team will make sure you have a dedicated programme coach who you’ll have regular contact with and who will assess your work, provide feedback and support your learning and understanding through the delivery of webinars and bite-size activities.

Once you’ve completed all your workshops and online activities, you’ll have an end-point assessment which involves an online knowledge test, and an observation of you in your job role. This is a great chance to reflect on the year and see how much you have developed. Graduating from your Level 2 Apprenticeship will open so many doors for you. Travis Perkins will help you map out your next career steps, and if you’re like Samantha, they’ll support your journey from apprenticeship to branch manager. Or if you have your sights set on more qualifications, with the Group you can complete more programmes up to a Level 7 Apprenticeship, which is equivalent to a Master’s degree.

Take a look at our apprenticeships or browse our apprenticeship stories to find out more about our programmes.

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