IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products to the trade, is pleased to announce it has started a new apprenticeship scheme.
Two new apprentices have started at the HQ in Basildon with Ben Lake and Rebecca Weston taking up positions in the contact centre training for an NVQ in customer service. Their apprenticeships will run for 12 months where they will learn all aspects of the business in the departments to help them towards their qualifications.
Meanwhile, Raye Rowland and Matt Whitehead will be working towards a City & Guilds in Warehousing based in the distribution centre.
Wayne Lysaght-Mason, Managing Director of IronmongeryDirect commented; “Whilst we have invested in the business infrastructure, equally important is the investment in people. We’re really pleased to be starting an apprenticeship scheme, in such a key area of the business, which adds further to our commitment to staff.”
With over 14,000 products in the range, there is a requirement for continual education, training and product awareness sessions across the whole IronmongeryDirect team. Already the company invests in training staff to GAI (Guild of Architectural Ironmongers) Standards. The passion, commitment and knowledge the supplier provides to its trade customer base day-in, day-out for projects large or small, commercial or self-build, makes IronmongeryDirect the face of the modern day ironmonger and masters of their trade.
IronmongeryDirect has grown significantly in recent years with the company relocating to its current 50,000 ft² premises in Basildon two years ago and staff numbers increasing by 15 percent since.
IronmongeryDirect has been in the business of supplying architectural ironmongery to builders, joiners and shop fitters for over 40 years.