Chandlers highlighting apprenticeship success

Published:  31 March, 2016

With the recent National Apprenticeship Week aiming to encourage more young people to go down the apprentice route, the Halesowen branch of Chandlers Roofing Supplies is keen to highlight what a positive experience it can be.

Jack Duroe completed a successful two-year apprenticeship with the roofing supplies firm, which resulted in him being offered a job as a full-time member of the team as an internal sales co-ordinator.

During his apprenticeship, Mr Duroe spent time across all departments including the yard, the sales office and the shop. He said: “Working across the different areas of the business was a great way of learning about the vast amount of products that Chandlers stock.

“My apprenticeship really helped broaden my knowledge of the industry and I was delighted to be offered a full-time job at the end. As you get practical hands-on experience, I would certainly recommend looking into apprenticeships when deciding on career options.”

Richard Skinner, commercial director at Chandlers, said: “Apprentices in the builder’s merchant industry get to experience every aspect of the business whilst gaining a qualification at the same time. With Mr Duroe now employed full-time, the apprenticeship process has been a proven success and a benefit to the company, which we hope to repeat in the future.”

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.