Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice

Type: Apprentice
Region: Yorkshire and The Humber

Embark on an exciting journey towards a Chartered Management Degree while gaining invaluable commercial business exposure with Howdens, the UK’s leading Trade Kitchen supplier.

Our Degree Apprenticeship offers an end-to-end understanding of Operations which is the engine room of our business. You’ll have the opportunity to work across various departments on a rotational basis, in Manufacturing, Logistics, Quality, Supply Chain, Finance and HR, earn a salary, without the burden of a student loan and a permanent role on successful completion of your degree. You’ll also gain invaluable experience working at our operational sites in Cheshire and Northamptonshire, as part of your rotation.

At Howdens, we take pride in being ranked 34th in the UK’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers. With one in 12 of our current employees starting their Howdens career as an apprentice, management apprentices are reshaping the management and leadership landscape in the UK, creating confident leaders of tomorrow.

Am I eligible for this programme?

We are searching for future leaders, who will commit to learning how a multifaceted organisation operates in a fast-paced environment.

To be eligible for the programme, you must:

  • Be 18yrs or over, by 1 st September 2024.
  • Not be in full-time education (or have finished education by 1 st September 2024).
  • Be a UK, EU, or EEA citizen or have the right to work in the UK.
  • Be resident in the UK for at least 3 years.
  • Not be on a Tier 1, Tier 4 or Tier 5 Visa.
  • Provide evidence of a Level 2 qualification in Maths & English at GCSE grade A – C / 9-4 or equivalent (if unable to provide evidence, then you would need to complete Functional Skills in English & Maths alongside the apprenticeship).
  • 3 x ‘A’ Levels grades or expected grades of C or above.
  • Be a confident communicator with excellent people skills.
  • Possess excellent attention to detail.
  • Be able to work collaboratively with others and solutions-focused with a positive outlook.

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary of £22,000 + bonus.
  • A permanent role with Howdens upon successful completion of the degree apprenticeship.
  • A BSc (Hons) in Applied Business Management.
  • An option to be assessed for the internationally recognised Chartered Manager certificate from the Chartered Management Institute.
  • Excellent pension scheme (company contribution of up to 12%).
  • Exceptional training programme.
  • Apprentice community of over 400 apprentices across the U.K.
  • Graduation ceremony on completion of programme.
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays with the option to buy additional days.
  • Free daily lunch at our onsite restaurant.
  • Exceptional reward and recognition events.

About Howdens:

Howdens Joinery, the UK’s leading trade kitchen supplier, offers a diverse range of products in kitchens, joinery, and hardware. With 800+ depots across the UK and Europe, we are the top choice for over 460,000 trade professionals. Our sales reached circa 2.3bn last year, and our ambitious growth plans are fuelled by our strong, entrepreneurial spirit and dynamic work environment. We are proud to be voted one of the top

10 best big companies to work for. About your Degree Apprenticeship

Our training provider offers degree apprenticeships that bridge the gap between degree education and the working world, putting cutting-edge academic theory into practice. Our industry-led curriculum and personalised delivery provide the ideal foundation for a thriving career.

With a degree apprenticeship in Applied Business Management in partnership with Howdens, you can build sought-after professional skills and knowledge that lead to a successful management career. Throughout the apprenticeship, you’ll receive 1-1 coaching, support, and guidance from a dedicated team to maximize your work experience.

Programme award and length

Award – BSc (Hons) Applied Business Management

Length – 2.5 years accelerated degree apprenticeship (including End Point Assessment)

Programme content

Gain core professional competencies in communication, management, teamwork, and leadership. Our programme structure provides immediate impact and builds confidence with measurable results, including:

  • Management and Leadership Practice
  • Using and Presenting Business Intelligence
  • Managing People and Teams
  • Technology, Innovation and Change
  • Sales and Operational Planning
  • Finance for non-financial Managers
  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Business Projects
  • Synoptic project: Research
  • Synoptic project: Development
  • Integrated digital skills enable you to embrace innovation and drive organizational strategy and growth.


Successful completion of the programme will enable degree candidates to gain an accredited undergraduate degree, whilst building invaluable work experience and industry knowledge. You will also receive a CMI Foundation Chartered Manager status upon successfully completing End Point Assessment with the CMI (Chartered Management Institute).

How to apply

When you apply, you will need to attach a CV and cover letter for this Chartered Management Degree Apprentice role.

Application and Assessment Process

Your application will be carefully reviewed, and we will respond to all applicants. If you are shortlisted, a member of our recruitment team will contact you to discuss the next steps. The process will include an Assessment Day at our East Yorkshire site. Good luck with your application!

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