Reference : 571294

Merchant Trainee

  • Sales
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/09/2019

Additional description

Gibbs & Dandy: Builders’ Merchants (LMG) – Merchant Trainee Apprenticeship

Based: Maidenhead, Kent - Salary: National Minimum Wage

Gibbs & Dandy – National Merchant of the Year 2018 / One to Watch Employer in the Top 100 Best Companies to work for 2019

Who are Local Merchant Group?

Local Merchant Group (also known as LMG) are part of multinational organisation, Saint-Gobain. We are made up of 9 Builders’ Merchant brands (including Gibbs & Dandy), with branches across the UK and Ireland. As Builders’ Merchants, it’s our job to offer a wide range of building materials to trading customers, from carpenters to tilers, to ground workers and even DIY enthusiasts.

The day-to-day role:

We are currently looking for apprentices to join our business across our LMG brands nationwide. On our apprenticeship programme, you will join us as a Merchant Trainee in one of our many branches. In this role, you will work in a range of departments, such as the yard and the sales counter, getting to grips with our business, our customers and our products. On a typical day, you’ll deal with a number of our customers, both face to face and on the phone. Whilst the day will be very busy, you can also expect a lot of banter with both your team and your customers as you work.

Your learning and development:

After your initial first 3 months with the business, you will begin your apprenticeship training. During this course lasting between 12-18 months, you will learn more about our business, our operations and how to provide great customer service. The majority of your learning will be on the job, but you will also need to study independently for a few hours a week to reinforce your new skill set. Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded your recognised apprenticeship qualification and will be offered a role within the organisation.

What you need to do next:

If this apprenticeship sounds right for you, then we would love to hear from you! Please apply online, either via this advert or directly on our careers website (, ensuring you upload an up-to-date copy of your CV. We will be in touch with you after your application to tell you about the next stages.

We wish you the best of luck!

Saint-Gobain encourage and welcome diverse applications AND ARE COMMITTED TO SUCCESS THROUGH OUR DIVERSE COLLEAGUE COMMUNITY. We’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of ethnicity, colour, race, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, taste in music, fashion sense or any other characteristic that makes you unique. If you have a disability or special need that requires support or adjustments to working or interview arrangements, please let us know.

On occasion we need to close advertisements earlier than expected, we therefore strongly encourage you to make your application promptly to avoid disappointment.

AGENCY? Please note that we have our own recruitment marketing and search functions alongside an already agreed set of agency partners and will not accept any third party CV’s/Applications from anyone unless invited to do so. Saint-Gobain accepts no responsibility for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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