Start your working life with James Burrell

Construction is not often seen as a career of choice for young people; however, the construction industry offers tons of opportunities for workers and is a growing industry with a vibrant workforce.

Start your working life with James Burrell and become part of our family. James Burrell is a family-owned Builders Merchants established since 1877, supplying building materials such as bricks, blocks, timber etc. mainly to the construction trade.

Here at James Burrell, we have always held the value of an apprentice extremely highly. We continue to invest in our apprenticeship programmes year on year, enabling us to continue to look towards the future of our workforce. Almost a quarter of our workforce either are or have been apprentices or trainees with James Burrell - that includes 2 Senior Managers who joined us as apprentices when they left school.

More about the role of an apprentice at James Burrell

Our apprentice roles prepare you for the world of work and are a great way to get an insight and feel for the industry. You will gain first class on-the-job experience supported by the wider team of skilled colleagues.

A Warehouse Apprentice would be expected to learn all aspects of working within a warehouse/yard of a builders merchant.  They would be required to develop their knowledge of the products sold and best safe working practises of working in a busy warehouse/yard. 

A Sales Apprentice would be expected to learn all aspects of working within the sales office this may include serving customers both face to face on the trade counter.  They would also be required to develop their knowledge of the products sold as well as learning about building relationships with customers and suppliers.

Did you know… 15 of our current workforce are apprentices or trainees.

Our apprenticeship joining process

Our apprentice roles are advertised on the careers page of our website and applications should be made by submitting a CV and a covering letter to our HR Manager. We also promote our apprentice roles on our social media channels.

If you are interested in applying for one of our apprentice roles then check out our latest opportunities on the careers page now to find out more.

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