Jobs - Introduction
Established in the South for 160 years, Covers is a privately owned Timber and Builders Merchants, operating from ten sites.Our success has been built on courteous and personal service, and we’re deeply committed to building partnerships with our clients. We’re determined to be the customer’s preferred supplier of timber and building materials and we’re always looking for ambitious, capable people who can keep us out in front. That’s why we work hard to create an environment where everyone feels valued and satisfied, where teamwork really counts and where the workplace feels like a community.
The company takes its responsibilities with regard to the environment very seriously and is committed to sustainable forestry.
When you join Covers, you can expect an attractive and competitive salary, plus a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, and staff discount card. We’re strongly committed to giving everyone the right work/life balance, which is why your holiday will start at 24 days and increases with service.
At Covers, we invest heavily in training and development to make the most of your skills. You could find yourself enjoying on-the-job instruction or off-site training spanning everything from customer service to product knowledge, IT, wood machining and fork lift driving. Everyone that joins us completes a thorough induction programme under the guidance of the Group Training Manager, followed by ongoing training in specific areas, depending upon the nature of your role.
When I joined Covers 8 years ago, aspects of the business were very different from the high-tech, forward moving company of today. However, the underlying ethics remain unchanged. Everyone is individual. There is a unique opportunity to aspire and climb through the ranks, should you wish to. Take me for example; before I started my career with Covers, I was a Bathroom Designer. I then moved into joinery simply because I knew nothing about it and wanted another challenge! I worked my way up, through sales to become Department Manager. After about 3 years with Covers I was promoted to Depot Manager. In this role the freedom, autonomy and responsibility that the position provides, means that no two days are the same for me. I have overall responsibility for 75 staff, 12 lorries, 4 acres of stock and an £8 million turnover. And tomorrow, who knows... Group Operations Director maybe.
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