How to become a builders' merchant
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could get into this job through a trade supplier intermediate apprenticeship.
This typically takes 12 months to complete as a mix of learning in the workplace and off-the-job study.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You could apply directly to work as a builders' merchant.
You may find it useful to have GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including maths and English. Experience in construction, warehousing or retail could be helpful.
You can find out more about working as a builders' merchant from Building Materials Careers.