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  • Fast Track Management Apprentice

  • Business: BSS
  • Sector: Apprenticeships
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: circa £20,000 + Bonus + Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 hours per week between 7.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 26-Oct-2020
  • Job reference: 28899

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Job Description

We’re looking for something different. Are you? We’re probably not what, or who, you think we are. 

From supplying materials for iconic buildings to helping out our local customers with smaller scale projects, we’ve been around a long time and know a thing or two about our sector. Today, BSS is the UK’s market-leading distributor of pipeline and heating solutions and are well known for our innovative approach. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, recognised as one of the UK’s top employers. It’s the people in the business that are the cornerstone of our success. Work with us and you’ll be joining a team where ideas, opinions and contributions matter. We recognise the value that different skills and experiences can bring to our business so previous industry knowledge is not essential.

Join us as a Fast Track Management Apprentice and you’ll follow a 2 year programme that has been designed to make you ready to be an Assistant Branch Manager at one of our BSS branches upon completion. Not only will it accelerate your career, it will also reward you with a nationally recognised qualification.

Hours of work: Our working hours also offer a great work life balance - you will cover 40 hours per week between 7.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Most of our customers choose to enjoy their weekends and bank holidays which means you can too!

Salary: circa £20,000 Dependant on Experience + Bonus + 22 days holiday plus bank holidays + discounts and access to health and well being advice and support. 

Location: This position will be based at our BSS branch in Reading but during your programme you will spend time within other branches within your region. This will require the successful candidate to have a full UK driving licence, and be flexible to travel to different locations

How will we support you?
Right from the start of your career with us, you’ll be supported in your development. You’ll join our Service and Know How Programme for the first 12 months where you’ll build up technical knowledge of our product ranges and a strong understanding of our business so that you can confidently and safely serve our customers and develop lasting and profitable relationships with them.

In year 2 you’ll focus on developing your skills as a leader. You’ll learn about different leadership techniques, allowing you to pick the one you think will work best for you. 

Through 1:1 coaching, mentoring, digital study and technical and skills training, you’ve got a fantastic support network that will support you, not only through the apprenticeship programme, but your day to day development to enable you to progress to a management position. Our Apprenticeships are focused on your development and factor study time into your working week, so you can achieve your qualification without affecting your work-life balance.

You don’t need any previous experience to be considered for our Fast Track Management Apprenticeship but for the best chance of securing yourself a place you’ll need to be someone who:
  • Knows what great customer service looks like – and how to provide it
  • Is able to build relationships with people at all levels and enjoys working within a sales environment
  • Loves to learn, develop and expand their knowledge and self develop themselves
  • Is willing to travel, and be flexible in terms of location
  • Holds a full UK driving licence
If you’re motivated and ready to make your mark in a supportive, diverse environment, join us! You’ll find opportunities and benefits that make a career rewarding and worthwhile. It’s no coincidence that our average length of service is 10 years. It’s because we do all we can to make BSS a great place to work.

Find out more and hear from our current apprentices at www.tpplccareers.co.uk/apprenticeships

Recruitment Process
We will be holding video interviews throughout November. If successful, you will be invited to attend a virtual assessment centre in December, with an aim of confirming offers and starting in the business during the month of January.

The Travis Perkins Group is an equal opportunities employer. We are proud to have been recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010.
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