MKM Building Supplies – Trainee Salesperson – Apprenticeship in Customer Service – Level 2 (Ref: VAC001544353 )

Salary: £150-£200 per weekClosing Date: 30 Jul 2019Hours: 40 hours – some weekend work may be required.  

MKM Building Supplies

Location:  Alnwick, Northumberland                                  


MKM Building Supplies is one of the largest and most successful independent builders merchants in the UK. It currently has 60 branches and is growing.


Sales both face to face at the trade counter and via telephone.


Sales Apprentice - (National Min Wage for age)

We have been recruiting apprentices for several years and a number of our top performing trainees have now taken up senior roles within the business.  We are continually expanding so the opportunity is there for you to carve out a career with the largest independent builder’s merchants, if you have the drive and determination to succeed.


You will join MKM as a trainee Salesperson and we will support you through your training to gain your Trade Supplier Apprenticeship.


Responsibilities and Duties


In this role you will be responsible for a range of sales procedures within the branch including:


  • Spending time on the trade counter, dealing with customers ensuring they get the best service and advice
  • Providing quotations and following them up.
  • Responsibility for aspects of stock management

You will also spend time working in other areas within the branch to ensure you gain a full understanding of the business including administration tasks which could involve:


  • Processing goods inwards paperwork
  • Completing bank books and controlling petty cash
  • Creating despatch notes, generating invoices and dealing with customer and supplier invoice queries.


Skills required: Great communication and interpersonal skills, must be good at time management and have the ability to work on your own initiative.


Personal qualities: It is important for us to have someone who fits in well and is a team player. Looking for someone confident, with a vibrant personality.


Qualifications and Skills


  • Candidates should demonstrate the desire and potential to learn quickly and develop a career with MKM.
  • Whilst GCSEs are not essential reasonable grades, Grade C and above would be helpful in Maths, English and IT.
  • We are looking for a candidate who is smartly presented, confident and has a positive ‘can do’ attitude.


In return, you can be a part of the UK’s largest independent Builders Merchant and winner of many industry awards. Some of the benefits we offer include:

  • Unlike some apprenticeships, which pay the apprenticeship rate and may not result in employment upon completion, here at MKM we will pay you the minimum wage from day one and the position is a permanent one.
  • Generous discretionary bonus scheme
  • People orientated culture
  • Substantial staff discounts
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Holiday scheme which rewards length of service
  • Uniform
  • And much more…

 Additional Important Information:  Must live in Alnwick or within 10 miles of the store

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