Simon Acres Group launches new builders’ merchant training module

Simon Acres Group launches new builders’ merchant training module

Recruitment agency and online training provider Simon Acres Group has devised a new training module for merchants in partnership with Andy Gamble, former MD at RGB Building Supplies.

The interactive, online training module has been designed for new starters, apprentices and those who are considering a career as a builders’ merchant. It offers an exclusive insight into a ‘day in the life’ of working in this dynamic industry and contains Andy’s invaluable ‘merchanting smart tips’, which can help individuals to excel in their career and take it to the next level.

Andy, who has recently retired with over 40 years of experience in the builders’ merchant sector, commented: “I’ve dedicated my entire career to the builders’ merchanting industry, and I understand the challenges, triumphs, and the importance of exceptional customer service that you encounter daily. From starting as a trainee, progressing through sales and eventually leading one of the Southwest’s most prominent builders’ merchants, with a team of over 350 employees, my journey has been a testament to the possibilities this industry offers.

“My goal in this course is not to dictate but to share my views, experiences, and knowledge. I aim to sow seeds of inspiration and offer ideas that can enhance job satisfaction and elevate customers’ experiences. I want to be a guide, drawing from my decades of hands-on experience, to help those just beginning their careers to navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities that come their way in the builders’ merchanting world.”

As well as the expert training content, those who access the module will also benefit from a final assessment quiz to ensure they have grasped the insights and skills. Upon successfully completing the course, participants will receive a certificate of achievement, which can be utilised as a valuable credential to showcase their professional development.

Simon Acres, Managing Director of Simon Acres Group, added: “By investing in this training you gain invaluable insights into the inner workings of builders’ merchants. It provides a unique opportunity for new starters to benefit from over 40 years of experience from a true industry legend.

“When starting out in any industry, it’s natural to consider the paths that your career may follow. This training module answers many questions that new starters may have and provides valuable tips that can help to accelerate your career.”

Find out more about the online training module here: ‘An introduction to Builders’ Merchants by Andy Gamble’.

In addition to this, Simon Acres Group has also released a brand new Industry Legends video with Andy which you can watch below:

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