Howdens Joinery

Programmes Offered: Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
Locations: Central London & City East of England East Midlands Greater London North East North West Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland Scotland South East South West Wales West Midlands Yorkshire & The Humber
Industry: FMCG & Retail

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About Howdens Joinery

Howdens Joinery is the leading supplier of kitchens in the UK, which has been selling to trade professionals since 1995. Its success is based on the consistent execution of a unique business model. Today, the business employs over 7,000 people, has more than 600 depots nationwide and generates annual sales of over £1 billion. A winning formula that everyone connected with can call their own. Looking forward, Howdens continues to see significant opportunities to grow.

Despite its scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values. In each depot, the business is an integral part of the local community. Our customers are local trade professionals, who need trusted suppliers to support their businesses. We support them with high quality products, local customer accounts, immediate availability of products, and CAD planning services.

We believe in treating people fairly, with consideration for their needs and respect for their skills. We give thorough on the job training, and we offer a comprehensive pay and benefits package to everyone who works for us. In February 2014 we were judged to be one of the top 25 big companies in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For Awards and were recognised for excellence in the workplace.

Across the country, our local Howdens depots employ knowledgeable sales people, CAD designers, product handlers, and support staff, working closely together to serve the needs of our customer - the builder. Depot staff are employed locally; We want to work with people who are both commercially minded and see the point of doing something well, rather than just doing it. We need bright people who are good at getting to the bottom of an issue, good at explaining things, and good at listening. We enjoy working with people who respect others, and treat everyone as they'd like to be treated themselves.

In Howdens, we expect you to use your initiative, to enjoy challenges and to be excited about the idea of working in a place where you can make a real difference. You're part of a team, so everyone's involved - it's never down to someone else. We expect everyone to take personal responsibility for doing a good job, and keeping promises made to customers.

If you're fired up by the idea of helping us grow, you may have the opportunity to work in one of 5 different Apprenticeship roles within your local depot, and gain an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship qualification.

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Latest Reviews from Howdens Joinery

  • Buisness admin/developer

    To generate sales and accounts from phone calls using the WEK system. Doing general admin duties such as filing, cash and banking and serving on the counter ect....

    8.2 /10
  • Apprentice Kitchen Designer

    I am a kitchen designer in one of the Howdens depots. I go out and measure kitchens and come back to our depot and draw them up on our CAD system. I have the responsibility of meeting our monthly figu...

    9.2 /10
  • Apprentice Kitchen Designer

    I was a kitchen designer. I was able to serve on the counter answer the phone. On a day to day basis I would survey properties , plan and quote kitchens for customers. Sometimes I would have to do pre...

    9.3 /10
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