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Fast-Track Assistant Manager Apprenticeship - Beckenham

Howdens Joinery (Trade) - Beckenham
Howdens Joinery (Trade) - Beckenham
At a glance
  • £22815/ Annum
  • 15 months
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship
  • 44 hours per week. 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday. 8am - 12pm some Saturdays.
  • 22 Dec 2021
Closing date
  • 15 Dec 2021
Howdens Joinery (Trade) - Beckenham
Howdens are currently looking for Fast Track Assistant Manager's to join their expanding team! Howdens is committed to developing our people, which means our Apprenticeships lead to great career opportunities and the chance to really make your mark.

We are looking for smart, friendly people with excellent attention to detail and a desire to learn. You will be confident, tenacious, and hungry to succeed, with a flexible approach to working and learning in a fast-paced environment.
This role requires frequent travel between Howdens depot locations within a defined area, driving license and access to a vehicle is preferable, but you must be able to travel between sites in the defined area.

Our Fast-Track Assistant Manager Apprenticeship will enable you to develop the skills you need as an Assistant Manager, whilst completing a Level 3 Retail Team Leader Apprenticeship working in some of our local Trade depots. You will support the Depot Manager in leading and inspiring your team to achieve and exceed sales targets through building strong working relationships with the local trade, and confidently ensure the smooth running of the depot in your Depot Managers absence.

The purpose of the role is to develop best in class Management for the future and support the Howdens plans for growth. You start the journey as a Trainee Assistant Manager.

The Fast-Track initiative provides a framework to guide the Trainee through multiple depot roles to gain a thorough understanding of the foundations of the business, before commencing a Level 3 Retail Team Leader Apprenticeship. The position demands strong leadership traits and the ability to adapt quickly to ever-changing demands.

In accordance with the above, you will be working closely with, and ‘shadowing’, Assistant and Depot Managers in depots of different formats and levels of performance. You will also be required to deputise for your Depot Manager for short periods of time in order to find frequent opportunities to practice your management skills. In these situations you will be responsible for the smooth running of the Depot in the absence of the Manager.

Desired Skills

Must be willing and able to travel to multiple depots - Leadership qualities - Must be adaptable to new situations and teams - Have great interpersonal skills - You are tech ‘savvy’ - Time management skills to balance the demands of the role with the requirements of the apprenticeship - Attention to detail - Multi-tasking

Personal qualities

- You are ambitious
- You think commercially
- You are a self-starter
- You are resilient
- Must have determination and patience
- You are committed to your own development
- Must be confident and self-assured

Qualifications required

- A-C or equivalent GCSE Maths & English
- A Level or equivalent

Future prospects

At Howdens there are vast career opportunities and routes for development. Our previous Fast-Track Assistant Managers have gone onto Deputy Manager, Kitchen Sales Designer and Depot Manager roles.

Training to be delivered

Retail Team Leader Level 3
Functional Skills in Maths and English

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can earn while you learn? Do you want to be part of an incredible team working towards a common goal, providing excellent service to our customers?

At Howdens we invest in our people and provide thorough on the job training and excellent career progression opportunities. We have been awarded a place in the top 25 Best Big Companies to Work for recognition of excellence in the workplace.

We are proud of our substantial growth and remain committed to success through the expansion of our local depot network. Despite its scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values and we are seeking talented people to help us continue to grow our business.

Why work for us?

Howdens Joinery, a trade only business with over 740 depots, has built a reputation that builders can trust through offering best local price and providing product from local stock. Our unbeatable service and product has led to us becoming a market leader, which is why we were awarded the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen 2015 for our quality and excellence.


Howdens Joinery (Trade) - Beckenham


Unit 2

Greater London



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