Trade business services apprenticeship

Trade business services apprenticeship

Trade business means business-to-business selling, normally in bulk. Trade businesses do not sell to the public and are normally membership organisations.

Normally, they trade out of depots or warehouses and a significant proportion of trade will be conducted over the telephone and the Internet and not necessarily face-to-face.

On your apprenticeship, you will be part of a team, working with staff members that are responsible for a variety of activities including stock control, sales generation, account management and design services.

As an apprentice, you will probably work as a trade business depot operative. Your role will be to service and build relationships with local tradespeople to support them in the design, ordering, purchasing and delivery of materials for trades jobs. You may have responsibility for a variety of functions, including opening and maintaining trade accounts, and local marketing and sales activity. You may also gain experience in counter sales, warehousing duties and some design work.

Job prospects are good for anyone who has completed a Trade Business Services apprenticeship, and you could go on to develop a career in training, marketing, human resources and credit control.

If you have a keen interest in providing high levels of customer service and are prepared to be flexible, this might be the apprenticeship for you.

Level:

Intermediate (Level 2)

Starting salary:

Not available

Job roles:

Trade business depot operative

Issuing Authority:

Skillsmart Retail UK – www.skillsmartretail.com