Kickstart - Shop/Office Assistant PTS LEEDS LS10 1RJ

Job details
Posting date: 01 October 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 30 October 2021
Location: Leeds, LS101RJ
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000205920

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Travis Perkins

You may not know much about the Travis Perkins Group, but if you look a bit closer you might be surprised. We are the UKs largest distributor of building materials to the building, construction and home improvement markets and we have over 15 industry leading brands that make up our Group. We have been helping to build Britain for over 200 years, and have 28,000 colleagues working from over 2000 outlets across the UK with an annual turnover of £7 Billion.
Despite our size, we have the values of a family run business and the mindset and ambition of a forward thinking Company. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work that is why we have been voted one of the UKs Top Employers every year since 2010.
We are really excited to be able to offer Kickstart opportunities nationwide with a number of our different brands including Travis Perkins, Benchmarx, CCF, Keyline and our Plumbing and Heating Division. Find out more about our business, and individual brands by visiting
Joining our friendly and hardworking team via our Kickstart Scheme will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to build employability skills and hands on work experience to prepare you for long term employment. Our dedicated Kickstart team will work with you from day one to ensure you get the most from your time with us and they will inform you about career opportunities with us once your scheme comes to an end. We have a strong history of developing people through our business to leadership level so demonstrating the right behaviours and motivation could lead to a long, fulfilling career with us.
Based behind the counter within one of our Branches, you will be one of the first faces our Customers see. You will play a vital role in our continued success, providing an excellent service to our customers and supporting them with their purchases. No one day is the same as the next in branch life, but here are a few pointers on what to expect.Our success is built on strong relationships with our customers so the key thing is to be helpful and friendly at all times, you will likely get to know our customers on a first name basis. We will train you up on our systems so that you are able to prepare quotes for customers and provide information about our products. As your confidence builds, we will also give you the chance to build your sales skills by contacting our customer base by phone.
To ensure we remain the number one choice for our valued customers, you will support the branch team to maintain the appearance of the Branch and product displays, keeping them clean and tidy and ensure we have a good stock of uptodate customer brochures. This role may also give you the opportunity to help merchandise the branch which means deciding where and how we display our products.

Must be aged 18plus
You do not need any previous experience to be considered for a Kickstart Placement with us but for the best chance of securing yourself a place you will need to be someone who
Knows what great customer service looks like - and how to provide it
Is able to build relationships with people at all levels
Loves to learn, develop and expand their knowledge
Is motivated, and keen to make their mark in a supportive, diverse environment.
Find out more about what it is like to work with us by visiting

Monday to Friday, 5 hours every day

National Minimum Wage

Each Kickstart colleague will complete a comprehensive training programme as well as gaining real life work experience. The training programme will cover basic work skills as well as our own Travis Perkins induction, health and safety training and training on how to work in our industry.
We will be delivering this training through our own training team and have a depth of experience of doing this having trained thousands of Apprentices, as well as offering work experience through various schemes.
Each Kickstart colleague will be assigned a dedicated Kickstart Coach who will carry out employability skills training with them. This will be done via online webinars and virtual 1-2-1 coaching sessions. This training will include information advice and guidance around finding long term work, and the skills and tools that are needed to do this from an organisation that recruits thousands of new colleagues every year. The content will cover skills such as communication, time keeping, confidence, CV writing and interview skills. In total, the Kickstart coach will spend around 3 hours each month with the Kickstart colleague but will be on hand to support if more time is required. The Kickstart Colleagues line manager will compliment this training by showing them how to apply their new learning within the workplace.
All Kickstart colleagues would be eligible and would be considered for any new vacancies that arise at a relevant point in their training and work experience.

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