Myers Group Ltd

Apprentice Business and Customer Counter Service/Sales & Yard Operative – Myers Group THORNTON BRANCH

An apprentice is required at our Thornton branch; you will learn all about administration, products and sales, you will also have a hands-on practical position which, with the help of our team, will enable you to learn about the running of a branch. You will bring what you learn from college into action.

Reference number: VAC1000243087


Wage – £6.50 per hour; the rate of pay will increase after 12 months.
Duration – 15 Months
Start date – As soon as possible – applications welcomed from school/college leavers as well as mature/experienced learners.
Posted – 10/04/2024

Working Week:

Monday – Friday and alternate Saturday mornings – shifts to be confirmed – Total hours per week: 40 to 45 hours depending on age.

Apprenticeship level




Applications are invited from individuals who are enthusiastic, have a hands-on approach and wish to develop a long-term career in this industry.

We are happy to accept applications from candidates from school leavers to mature applicants.

We require you to undertake the Customer Service Standard as we require the candidate to have a customer focussed approach.

The role will involve the following:

  • Liaise proactively with customers on a day-to-day basis and undertake all counter sales functions in accordance with Group requirements in order to fulfil their needs
  • Ensure all suppliers, customers, visitors and employees comply with the Company Health and Safety and Environmental Policies and Procedures
  • Maintain and develop corporate image and reputation
  • Seek and continuously develop knowledge and information about competitor activity and pricing
  • Dealing with requests for information
  • Ensure that cash and payment systems are followed in accordance with company procedures and policies
  • Maintain and develop existing and new customers through appropriate propositions and ethical sales methods
  • Maximise sales opportunities for related products and Group cross selling, after training.
  • Communicate and liaise internally and externally using appropriate methods to facilitate the development of profitable business and sustainable relationships
  • Ensure the upkeep of all merchandising to maximise sales, customer satisfaction and appearance
  • Attend meetings and group discussions where required
  • Chasing up payments
  • Using Microsoft Packages, in particular Word, Excel
  • Lifting may be required as experience will be gained in the day to day yard operations
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be required by the company from time to time, as instructed by or under the direction of your immediate supervisor

As part of your contract of employment completion of the Apprenticeship Training Programme forms part of your duties as well as helping your personal and professional development; the requirements to complete the programme are as follows:

  • Attend and be punctual for all induction sessions
  • Attend and be punctual for all lessons
  • Complete all required assignments by the required timeline
  • Build up your portfolio of evidence on-going during your apprenticeship programme
  • Access support from your tutor/assessor as and when required
  • Access support from your manager with regards to any evidence requirements or support as and when required
  • Attend all work-based training/support sessions

Future prospects

After 6 months of initial training at the Branch there may be an opportunity to transfer to another branch, if an opportunity arises.

There is a strong possibility that you will gain a full-time position following successful employment as well as achievement of the full apprenticeship qualification.

There may also be further apprenticeship/other training available following successful employment and achievement of the apprenticeship qualifications.

Things to consider

Applications welcomed from school/college leavers as well as mature/experienced learners.

£6.50 per hour. There will be an increase after 12 months, subject to targets being met.
The job requires a candidate to lift and carry so you need to be physically fit as you will be loading and unloading stock, undertake a hands-on role assisting customers with their products. Requirement to wear personal protective equipment, when required – provided by company.
Wage range/hours dependent on the following:
  • Hours will be 40 for candidates aged 16 or 17
  • Hours will be up to 45 hours for candidates aged 18 or above
  • You will be required to work alternative Saturday mornings


There are good transport links by bus. Please check the time it will take for you to travel as well as the cost.

Requirement to wear personal protective equipment, when required – provided by company.

TO APPLY: Please email your CV to Nichola at

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Must have a good level of numeracy and literacy skills
Must be PC literate
A professional attitude, demeanour and experience in customer service
Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Must be self-motivated, have strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to solve problems at source
Must possess excellent organisational skills and good time management skills
An enthusiastic individual
Flexible approach to work, willing to go the extra mile to get the job done
Must be punctual as well as having a good attendance record
Ability to work on own initiative, when required
Confident in using email and the internet
Ability to work effectively as both part of a team and as an individual
Respond positively to the demands of a varied workload
Friendly and approachable
Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own workload
Ability to work under pressure and to tight schedules
Commitment to undertake continued training and development
Must be self-driven, genuine with a positive attitude and clear focus
Must be sufficiently mobile and flexible to work beyond the call of duty to achieve results


GCSEs at grades C/4 is required in maths and English or above or an equivalent Functional/Key Skills Level 1 or 2 qualification. We are also happy to consider someone who has the drive and passion to succeed. No experience needed but a good positive attitude to learn on the job is essential.

About the employer

Myers Group Ltd

Thornton Road, Thornton, BD13 3NW
The Myers Group is a family-owned group of companies providing products, services and materials to the construction industry. The Group consists of Johnsons Wellfield Quarries, Ready-mix Huddersfield, Myers Building Supplies, Myers Skip Hire & Myers Timber.

Closing date: 30 May 2024