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Apprenticeships


This is your opportunity to start, or progress, your career in an industry-leading business.

We can offer you the training and expert support you need to broaden your knowledge and gain employable skills in areas of the business that interest you most. 

Our apprenticeships aren’t just for entry level roles or for trade-based careers. We’re planning to roll out apprenticeships up to senior leadership level and across a range of functions. 

Whichever apprenticeship you choose, you'll need to be motivated, ambitious and up for working in a fast-paced and diverse environment. We'll give you plenty of support but we also expect you to be self motivated in taking ownership of your development.

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    • Anyone with the right attitude and a keen interest in learning, regardless of age, gender or background. You’ll need to be able to commit to at least 30 hours per week to qualify. We’re offering you the opportunity to learn a new skills set so, if you already have a qualification that’s on the same level as the apprenticeship, we may need to question your eligibility.
    • Plenty. Your Line Manager will be on hand on a daily basis to coach and support you with any challenges you face, as well as giving you the opportunity to put your skills into practice.
      You’ll also be assigned an Apprentice Mentor who’ll visit you at least four times a year. They’ll assess your work and make sure you’re on the right track. They’ll also be at the end of the phone, in between visits, if you need any extra support.
      Our Facilitators will deliver the workshop elements of your programme and we have an Apprentice admin team to help you with any day-to-day issues.
    • Throughout your programme you’ll be pulling together a portfolio of evidence that shows all of your learning as you go along. This will contribute to your End Point Assessment (EPA). An EPA is a series of activities you’ll need to do to demonstrate what you’ve learned. These tasks are specific to the apprenticeship programme you’re on.
  • Absolutely. All our apprenticeship programmes offer nationally-recognised qualifications where you’ll be awarded a pass, merit or distinction grade. Our management programmes may offer an extra option to allow you to study towards a diploma with the Chartered Management Institute.
  • You can apply for an apprenticeship with Wickes by either searching for apprenticeship roles on our job search or registering your interest via this link, someone will be in touch with you within the next 7 days.
  • Once your application has been assessed you’ll be contacted by one of our team to let you know if you’ve made it through to the next stage. The details of this next stage varies according to the apprenticeship programme you’ve applied for.
  • It’s celebration time. Not just for you but for your Line Manager and for everyone who’s helped you on the way. It’s up to you what you do with your new-found skills. You might want to look for promotion opportunities or become an in-role expert. Either way, you’ll have made a public statement about your commitment to your career.
  • Financially? Nothing. Our apprenticeship training is financed by our company levy. We’ll also cover any expenses that relate to your learning. All we ask in return is your commitment to the programme and the time you dedicate to the learning and development of your career. It should be a win-win arrangement. You gain skills and knowledge and put these to good use to drive performance across your business area and we benefit from you delivering projects that positively impact what we do. We often talk about the ‘family feel’ at Wickes. Our apprenticeships are opportunities for us to encourage and support as you grow and, as you do, we invite you to challenge the way we do things, take risks and learn what works for you.

Discover the different apprenticeships programmes we offer below

  • Becoming a DC with Wickes - Level 3
  • Stepping into management - Level 3
  • Distributing our products - Level 2
  • Delivering our products - Level 2
  • Customer Experience Apprenticeship - Level 2
  • Managing a team (or equivalent) - Level 3 - coming soon!
  • Leading a business (or equivalent) - Level 5 - coming soon!
  • Leading leaders (or equivalent) - Level 6 - coming soon!

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ELearning

Our Learning & Development website (L&D) is, as the name implies, your one-stop-shop for everything to do with learning and development at Wickes. 

You’ll find access to heaps of information, online courses, resources, workshops and internal opportunities to help kickstart, develop and further your career.  Why not take a look around and be sure to visit the Hot News icon to see the latest L&D updates.

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