Once again kindly sponsored by Octabuild, the nine-month long mentor-based programme is designed to equip those new to the hardware retail/builders merchanting sector, and those in need of more structured training, with a knowledge and skills base that will enable them to contribute to the business of their employer. It will also help employees build a career in the sector.
In November the students started the Financial Management section of the 9-month long mentor-based programme, which kicked off with a session on Basic Instore Finances, and will follow in December with a session on Credit Control, both presented by Declan Flood.
As always, each session is followed by a highly comprehensive Product Knowledge webinar, presented by key experts and suppliers in the hardware/DIY industry.
Basic Instore Finances was followed by a session on Heating Products by Grant Engineering, and December’s Credit Control session will by followed by a presentation on Plumbing Products by the team at Wavin Ireland.
Octabuild Members sharing their Product Knowledge
HAI is delighted to be working with Octabuild and its members (Dulux Paints, Etex Ireland, Glennon Brothers, Grant Engineering, Gyproc, Irish Cement, Kingspan Insulation, and Wavin Ireland) to deliver a series of Product Knowledge modules, giving students a full rounded view perspective of the industry. The remaining modules to be covered are:
Roofing and Timber Products: Etex Ireland & Glennon Brothers
Cement Products: Gyproc and Irish Cement
Insulation Products: Kingspan Insulation
Paint Products: Dulux Paints
Octabuild Chairman Declan Conlon, Wavin Ireland, comments on the group’s involvement this year: “Octabuild is delighted to sponsor the HAI Certificate in Hardware Retail and Merchanting for the third year. We very much appreciate the importance of growing talent in the merchant trade and value the knowledge that this programme offers to participants. We look forward to sharing our own expertise in industry specific product knowledge modules for participants and working with them as they progress through the programme.”
HAI looks forward to working with Octabuild in sharing their Product Knowledge and experience with students in the coming year.
For more information about the HAI Certificate in Hardware Retail and Merchanting contact Aoife at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 2980969.