Commercial Apprenticeship

United Kingdom
19500.00 - 22500.00 GBP Annual
29 Oct 2018
26 Nov 2018
Role Type
Start Date
About Us

Linde Material Handling is one of the world's leading manufacturers of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment. In Europe, the company is the market leader with the Linde and Fenwick (France) brands. Since 2006, Linde has been part of the KION Group. The KION Group is the world's second largest manufacturer of industrial trucks and one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for intralogistics.

Linde is represented in more than 100 countries worldwide with its own branches. The company's international network includes production and assembly plants in Germany, France, the Czech Republic, the USA and China as well as more than 700 sales and service locations.

For its customers, Linde develops high-performance solutions for intralogistics. The basis for this are electric and diesel forklift trucks, warehouse equipment, fleet management software, automation solutions, driver assistance systems, financing offers as well as services around the forklift truck and operator training.

What's in it for you?

Alongside training provided in-house by Coventry University, you will be assigned to either our UK Head office or one of our National Network of 8 local entities to be based in and develop your career.

You will train across numerous differing business areas, aligned with your own skills but also to better understand the wider Linde offering. This approach will allow you to learn our business from the ground up and to understand how you can play a significant role in seeing Linde succeed. Our promote-from-within culture ensures that you'll have a well-rounded training experience and learn skills in areas such as commercial, finance, operations, sales and customer service.

During the three year programme, you will actively participate in everything from sales to marketing and customer service to operations and finance. Along the way, we'll give you plenty of opportunity to show your skills, and we'll reward your development with pay increases and opportunities for continued development.

As you progress, we will work with you to decide where your skills are best suited and then define the best route for exit from the programme and into your onward career path within not only Linde MH UK but also the wider KION Group.


As a Commercial Apprentice, you will take on 4 rotations across the business in the space of three years. This will consist of one full year rotation, two of 9 months and one of 6 months. If you are based in Basingstoke, one of these rotations will see you embedded full time in a Network company elsewhere in the UK, and vice versa for those within the Network companies who will spend time in Basingstoke. You will learn how to deliver exceptional customer service, this is the core of what we do.

We will teach you how to effectively communicate, influence, and interact with all types of customers, vendors, and colleagues. You'll learn proper sales techniques, problem solving strategies and conflict management. Those skills will provide you with the opportunity to build solid, long lasting relationships with key business decision makers.


* Ideally, 'A' levels in English and Maths are required (SQA Highers as an equivalent in Scotland)

* A Bachelor's degree is preferred; however, professional experience can be substituted if applicable.

* You must have a full driving licence, but we do make accommodations for applicants who don't drive due to a disability.

Additional Information

* Regardless of your socio-economic background, university attended, subjects studied and qualifications attained, Linde will always look at how you perform against our competencies and will judge you on that alone.

* Please let us know about any accommodations you may need to participate in our recruitment process

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