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Management Trainee

Contract Type:
Full Time
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Wanted – Enthusiastic person to join our Management Training Scheme for a national painting and decorating contractor.

The Role

This exciting opportunity offers the chance to be trained in all aspects of project managing painting and decorating contracts, including customer liaison, surveying, estimating, cost control and managing projects from initial enquiry through to completion and final account agreement.

Your Development

You will be given support by a mentor to help you to develop rapidly.  You’ll be given the opportunity to train and get further qualifications, alongside practical experience, dealing with the “hands on” running of projects in a busy contracting office.

As you progress you will have the opportunity to manage your own jobs and be responsible for developing your own customer base.  If you are successful in the role, we will encourage you to progress further within our business.


The role of Trainee Manager would suit you if you are looking to build a career within the construction industry.  You may be a school leaver or graduate looking for a career as a project manager or surveyor.  Alternatively, you may have some trade experience and are now looking to progress into a management role.  

We will provide full support and training to allow you to build on your previous skills and experience.  More important than your academic qualifications will be your commitment to succeed, an ability to put the needs of the customer first and a positive approach to continuous learning.  We do ask that you have the following skills and qualifications:

Essential Criteria:

  • At least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including in English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • A commitment to developing a career within the construction industry
  • A passion for delivering the highest quality customer service
  • Emotional and intellectual ability to respond to customers’ needs
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good spatial and numerical ability
  • Competence in using Microsoft Office
  • Ability to show initiative and to work independently
  • Ability to learn about all aspects of the business quickly

Desirable Criteria:

  • Some construction-related experience or training
  • Higher level qualifications and/or construction qualifications
  • Full driving licence


Bagnalls is a leading, family-owned, painting and refurbishment contractor, established in 1875, with 16 branches across the UK.  This role is based within our Leicester branch.   We were honoured to be awarded Supreme Champion, Family Business of the Year 2016 by Family Business United, chosen from companies throughout the UK. Further to this we won a trio of awards in 2018 for our apprenticeship scheme.

We are committed to the long-term development of our staff and are proud that the management team have clocked up an average length of service of 24 years.  Four of our seven Executive Board members started as Management Trainees with Bagnalls.

Reward Package

The initial salary will reflect the fact that this is a trainee post with a high level of support and input needed for your development.  You will have the prospect of higher salary, performance related bonus and company car as you progress within the team.  The exact salary will depend on qualifications already obtained and relevant previous experience.

More Information

For more information about the Management Trainee role, including profiles of our current trainees, you are encouraged to visit our website


Apply by CV and covering letter to using the email title “Management Trainee (Leicester)” or on the Bagnalls website at using the “Apply Now” button.  Please demonstrate clearly in the covering letter how you meet the specific qualifications and skills required.  Please note that if you do not include a detailed covering letter, you will not be shortlisted.

Closing Date: 25th July 2019


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