With 2022 coming to an end, the second Certificate in Hardware Retail and Merchanting reaches its half-way point.
Sponsored by Octabuild for a second year, 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.
After having already completed modules in Communication Skills, Selling Skills and Customer Service, the students have successfully completed the Personal Development section of the programme.
In November and December they completed the Credit and Financial Management section by successfully completing the Basic Finances and Credit Control modules, both presented by Declan Flood of Irish Credit Management Training.
Octabuild Members sharing their Product Knowledge
In addition to their learning modules, they also completed Product Knowledge modules presented by Octabuild members, having most recently attended a highly detailed Insulation Products module by Kingspan Insulation and a very informative session on both Roofing and Timber Products presented by Etex and Glennon Brothers.
HAI is delighted to be working with Octabuild and its members (Dulux, Etex, Glennon Brothers, Grant Engineering, Gyproc, Irish Cement, Kingspan, and Wavin) to deliver a series of Product Knowledge modules, giving students a full rounded view perspective of the industry. Here is the full list of topics covered:
Octabuild Chairman Ray Molyneaux comments on the group’s involvement this year: “Octabuild is delighted to sponsor the HAI Certificate in Hardware Retail and Merchanting for the second year running. We very much appreciate the importance of growing talent in the merchant trade, which offers significant opportunities, 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.”
For more information about the HAI Certificate in Hardware Retail and Merchanting contact Aoife at email@example.com or call 01 2980969.