Trainee Designer

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Simon Acres Recruitment are seeking a Junior / Trainee Designer for a family run company in Middlesex with the view to grow into a full-time Designer after training has been completed. This role is designed to give you a feel for the various aspects of the business with the overall aim to become a full-time kitchen, Bedroom and Home Office Sales Designer.  

 Your duties will include: 

  • Conduct site surveys, take accurate and detailed measuring. Take a full briefing to include budget indication, keeping notes as appropriate
  • Visit clients by appointment generated by the showroom
  • Produce accurate estimates and visually attractive designs
  • Administrative attention to detail with accurate sales paperwork, ready to order
  • Maintain up to date product knowledge
  • Liaise with suppliers as required
  • Provide showroom support
  • Flexible working hours including evenings as required
  • Generate new lead
  • Accurate pricing of jobs to achieve required margin
  • Communicate directly with fitters during installation


General Responsibilities

  • Maintaining a professional appearance and positive attitude to customers, suppliers, and colleagues.
  • Assisting with keeping all areas of the premises immaculate in terms of general maintenance and cleaning.
  • To promote the business and increase turnover, efficiency and profitability.
  • Assisting with other duties as required.


Key Skills Required for this role

  • Communication - with staff and clients
  • Punctuality 
  • Good Organisation/schedule management 
  • Calmness – Keeping cool
  • Seeing the whole/bigger picture
  • Leadership – Taking control of a situation – be a negotiator and influencer
  • Finding a solution, not dwelling on the problem · Technical Knowledge



  • Sales Driven/Orientated
  • Trustworthy
  • Organised
  • Good telephone Manner
  • Proactive ·           Work well in a team.
  • Ambitious
  • Enthusiastic
  • Presentable 



(On the job & Manufacturers Training Courses)



Proficient computer skills



Full Time Position 

Full Clean Driving License with own vehicle required.

Monday –Saturday (with a day off during the week)

8.30 – 5.30

Basic + Commission on Sales following training.


Simon Acres Recruitment are acting as the employment agency in relation to this vacancy.




13 June 2022