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TP, BSS - Fast Track to Management Trainee - Cardiff 23 June 2022

Job Title/Position: TP, BSS - Fast Track to Management Trainee - Cardiff
Company: Travis Perkins, BSS   website
Location: Cardiff

Contact Name: Amelia Bateman
Telephone: 07786 334361

Job Ref: 39258
Salary/Rate: 20,600 + an annual bonus + six monthly incremental increases
Shifts/Hours: 40 hours per week between 7.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Job Description:

We’re looking for something different. Are you? We’re probably not what, or who, you think we are. We’re here to help build better communities and enrich lives; this is our purpose Our ambition is to be the leading partner to the construction industry, we support our customers to build, repair and maintain the many places, buildings and infrastructure that touch all of our lives every day.

Our Values:
We care, We give our best to be the best and We’re better together 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 for over 11 years. 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: 20,600 + an annual bonus + 22 days holiday plus bank holidays + six monthly incremental increases of 1,200 based in performance being at expected level + discounts and benefits, access to health and wellbeing advice and support

Location: This position will be based at our BSS branch on Trident Trade Park in Cardiff but during your programme you will spend time in other branches within your region. This will require the successful candidate to have a full UK driving licence and ideally access to a vehicle, as you will be required 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
- Is age 18 or over

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

Recruitment Process
We will be holding video interviews throughout the month of May. If successful, you will be invited to attend a virtual assessment centre in June, with an aim of confirming offers and starting in the business during the month of July/August. Our extraordinary colleagues make us who we are; a Group like no other, and we are proud to have helped build our nation for over 200 years. We each make a difference by living our values, and are playing our part in moving towards a sustainable future; modernising how we build, accelerating our industry towards net zero and helping our communities thrive for generations to come. We’re driving to become a truly inclusive employer. We want everyone to be at their best and it’s our ambition that everyone within our Group feels safe, welcome and confident to be their authentic selves. You be you, it makes us, us.
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