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Job Title : Fast Track Trainee Manager - Howdens - Advanced Apprenticeship
Employer : Howdens Joinery (Trade) - Oxford
Location : Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2RD
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Retail
Vacancy Reference : VAC-49980
Vacancy Short Description : Howdens are currently looking for Fast Track Trainee 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.


Vacancy Full Description : Salary - £22,815 + Bonus

Our Fast Track Trainee Manager Programme will enable you to develop the skills you need as an Assistant Manager, whilst completing a Level 3 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. Following completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship, there will be the opportunity for the right candidate to progress onto further development through a Higher Apprenticeship.

The purpose of the role is to develop best in class Management for the future and support the Howdens plans for growth. As a Fast Track Trainee Manager you will support the Depot Manager as an Acting Assistant Manager while retaining a reporting line to the Regional Manager.

This will be achieved by building a broad level of both knowledge and experience across the Howdens Trade business delivered over an 18 month period.

The Fast Track initiative provides a framework to guide the Trainee through multiple Depot roles and to experience the many challenges in those roles, before commencing a Level 3 Team Leader Development Programme. 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.

Working Week - 44 hours per Week 8-5 Mon to Fri / 8 -12 Saturday
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 8-5 Mon to Fri / 8 -12 Saturday
Weekly Wage : £454.08
Application Deadline Date : 02/12/2019
Possible Start Date : 11/11/2019
Skills Required :  Must be confident and self-assured
 Must be mobile – willing to travel (Driving License Essential)
 You are ambitious
 You think commercially
 You are a self-starter
 Must be adaptable to new situations and teams
 Have great interpersonal skills
 You are resilient
 You are tech ‘savvy’
 Must have determination and patience
 You are committed to your own development
Future Prospects : Progression onto a higher position within the company
Training to be Provided : Retail Team Leader Level 3
Functional skills in Maths, English and ICT
Other Information : The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.90 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £6.15 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £7.70 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £8.21 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). These rates apply from 1st April 2019.
Things to consider : The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.
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