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Want to be part of our Team?

As part of our future growth strategy we are looking to recruit people, who can add real value to our business:

  • Trade Counter Staff
  • Internal Sales
  • Drivers (long wheel based transit vans)

Previous experience in the Plumbing & Heating Industry is not essential but may be required in specific roles and potential branch management appointments.

We are always looking to strengthen our team across our branch network so feel free to apply and register your interest for current and future opportunities.

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Apprenticeship Recruitment

ATA Apprentice Sales Merchant - Wolverhampton WV10 & Stafford ST16 (AD)


Brief overview of the role
A Sales Merchant Apprentice is required for a leading Plumbing and Heating Merchant. The candidate will start in the Warehouse and then move into all other areas of the business (Trade Counter, Customer Service, Sales, Business Admin). This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to start a career.

Closing date
30th Oct 2020

Apprenticeship summary

• Working week

–   Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5pm. Please note hours will be capped at 40 per week for Apprentices aged 17 and under in iiii accordance with employment regulations.
–   Total hours per week: 42.50
–   (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

• Weekly wage

£215.00 – £250.00 negotiable

• Expected duration

18 months

• Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

• Positions

1 available at Wolverhampton
1 available at Stafford

Full branch addresses found further below

Vacancy Description

Bell Plumbing Supplies is one of the fastest growing retailers for specialist plumbing and heating supplies in the West Midlands. Known for their exceptional customer service and technical support, Bell Plumbing invests heavily in the training and development of their team. This is an outstanding opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst working within a leading organisation.

After full training your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing stock in and out (to external clients)
  • Picking and packing
  • Store transfers & stock control
  • Ensuring proper storage of all parts
  • Maintaining company documentation
  • Trade Counter service including customer service, sales, raising quotations and processing orders
  • Basic administration
  • Answering telephone enquiries
  • Additional responsibilities as industry knowledge grows
Kidderminster Counter

During your apprenticeship you will complete a Level 2 Trade Supplier qualification. Trade Suppliers play a vital role in ensuring an efficient flow of goods and service between manufacturers and their skilled trade customer base.

You will learn how to:

  • Communicate confidently to internal and external customers about the company and how it operates
  • Assist customers in exploring product ranges and alternative and complementary products and services
  • Process and record the receipt, storage, assembly and despatch of goods


As well as the Apprenticeship qualification candidates will also undertake internal professional development courses.

We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in delivering outstanding customer service. The successful candidate will be methodical with a positive attitude and willingness to learn.

**Please note that alternate Saturday morning work may be required. Manual lifting of small products is necessary on a frequent basis**.

Requirements and prospects

Desired Skills

  • Good maths and English skills
  • Confident with people
  • Team player
  • Good communicator

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking team player who is self-motivated
  • Should be well presented and operate in a clean and tidy manner
  • Smart appearance
  • Can follow procedures
  • Efficient
  • Flexible
  • Polite
  • Trustworthy
  • Willing to learn

Desired Qualifications

No formal qualifications necessary however candidates should note that the role requires someone comfortable with basic maths (measuring, counting, reading numerical product codes etc.) and English (emailing customers, preparing invoices, researching products).

Future Prospects

Excellent opportunity for the right person upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Questions for candidates

First question

How will you travel to work each day and how long will it take you? Do you have a full UK driver’s licence? This is desirable but not essential.

Second question

Why do you feel you are the best person for this apprenticeship?

About the employer




BMF Apprenticeships Plus is an Apprenticeship Training Agency that will employ the Apprentice on behalf of this Supplier/ Merchant Branch. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading organisation.

Stafford Branch

Address for Wolverhampton branch

Unit 15-16
Merryhills Enterprise Park
Park Lane
WV10 9TJ

Additional location information

Bell Plumbing Supplies

Address for Stafford branch

Tollgate Drive
Tollgate Industrial Estate
ST16 3HS


Training provider

BMF Apprenticeships Plus Limited


Angela –

Training to be provided

  • Trade Supplier Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Functional skills if required
  • End point assessment


The vocational and academic training aspects are separated and delivered by separate teams.

Vocational training and assessment are conducted, more often than not, onsite according to the employer’s wishes. Notice of dates is agreed well in advance of a site visit.

Training and assessment are conducted both on and off the job, according to the needs of the course and the learner. Every effort is made to ensure the best result is achieved by the learner.

Apprenticeship standard

Trade Supplier