Say hello to our Trade Counter Sales Assistant, Adam

Say hello to our new Trade Counter Sales Assistant, Adam, who has joined our Gateshead team. Find out his route into the builders merchant industry and what his days at work are like. We're currently hiring for an Apprentice Trade Counter Sales Assistant at our Newcastle branch, so if you think this sounds suited to someone you know, then why not let them know?

What is your job role?

Trade Counter Sales Assistant at the Gateshead Branch


What does a normal day in the role involve?

My day starts at 7am ready to serve customers who are coming in for the materials they need. When I’m not serving customers I make sure the trade counter area is tidy and the shelves are fully stocked and answer any general enquires from customers or other members of the James Burrell team.


A bit of an insight on your career so far, have you worked in construction before? If not, what did you do prior to joining James Burrell?

The construction industry was a big change for me having come from working within fitness so it was all completely new but the help and support made me feel comfortable immediately and helped me settle in quickly.


What is your favourite thing about the company so far?

Interacting with the customers and building relationships. Each day is different with the variety of products we stock and every customer coming in for something different.


What does your perfect weekend look like?

Currently sitting round watching sport all weekend with a few walks in between! But when things go back to normal, I’m looking forward to be back in the pub again watching the sport with my pals!