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          Helping you find a career in the builders' merchant industry

          Builders' merchants organise, prepare and sell building supplies and DIY equipment both to professional builders and the general public. The role involves developing a good working knowledge of the products offered and their prices as well as developing and honing customer service skills. You'll deal regularly with builders, roofers, electricians and other tradesmen as well as DIY enthusiasts, so you'll need to be good at dealing with customers.

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          What does a Builders' merchant do?

          Builder's merchants are key figures in the building of any structure. They are the first port of call when any building company needs supplies for an upcoming project. Builders' merchants ensure every element, from taking an order to its delivery, goes smoothly and meets customer expectations.

          Day-to-day, you will:

          • Serve and advise customers
          • Loading and unloading deliveries and purchases (heavy lifting)
          • Process orders and payments
          • Moving goods
          Skills & interests required for a Builders' merchant
          • Physically fit
          • Maths skills
          • Communication skills
          • Business savvy
          What hours does a Builders' merchant typically do?

          Up to 40 hours a week.

          What environment is a Builders' merchant based in?

          A builders' merchant's yard and/or warehouse and reception.

          How much does a Builders' merchant get paid?

          Starting salaries around £16,000 per annum can grow with experience to as much as £30,000.

          What qualifications does a Builders' merchant need?

          You will need basic maths and English skills. Relevant GCSEs could help but are not entirely necessary for all roles. Knowledge of construction and the industry is a bonus.