Trainee General Manager

You and Your Role

You will be joining an ambitious company with big plans for growth. Our mission is to “Build a better world”,

To accelerate our growth, we want to recruit a new Management Trainee to join our team.

You will receive a wide array of training in all aspects of successful business management leading to a recognised management qualification. We will train you in a gambit of sales, purchasing, finance, logistics, administration and production safety duties, so that you can take on responsibility and ownership of key functions within the team. As your competence increases, so will your responsibilities.

You are must be self-motivated and adaptive, with an enthusiastic nature. You will be able to demonstrate the use of initiative, self-reliance, effective teamwork and a desire to keep learning. We will see your good track record of employment, or full-time education, but most importantly we will see your potential as a valuable member of our team. You are likely to already have a degree, or equivalent qualification and good grades. Familiarity and competence in IT skills is a must, as is being able to take constructive feedback and learn from coaching and experience.

You will continue your business education in the work environment with a wide range of valued customers, so appropriate and effective communication skills are a must to have. We will help you develop these further. Your work-based learning will be supplemented by external training and qualifications, and you will be mentored and coached by experienced management professionals. 

We want to identify in you a grit and determination to succeed. You will need to use your judgement every day to make the right decisions; and it will be a steep learning curve but we will support you as you grow.

Although it may be possible to offer flexible working conditions, it is expected that the successful candidate will work out of our quarry offices, to allow appropriate mentorship and training to take place close to the management team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To generally assist in coordinating and implementing the business’s strategic objectives.

  • To learn and develop with the role, to earn promotion to a key position within the management structure of The Company.

  • To train in the wide variety of business administrative tasks.

  • Maintain sales records, supervise and control dispatch records, send customer invoices and produce finance reports

  • Work closely with the office team and liaise with all internal teams and contractors

  • Maintain risk assessments and health and safety records

  • Review processes and procedures

  • Develop and implement sales and marketing strategies alongside the wider team

  • Communicate effectively and offer excellent customer service for enquiries, sales and visitors to site

  • Help implement and improve existing systems to support purchasing and stock control

The Company

Lantoom is a technology and marketing company that specialises in natural stone products.

Based near Liskeard, Cornwall - for over sixty years, we have produced and marketed quality natural stone products. In recent years, the company has evolved to provide its clients with a range of products and developed a global supply chain. Our customers range from online retail customers to national contractors.

We are lucky to have a supportive work environment, brilliant clients, a talented team and a thriving business. We try to understand our customers’ needs, inspire them with what we can offer, and prove we are worth trusting with their business. You will help make that happen in our next stage of growth.

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive trainee salary in the range of £20,000-£25,000, with increments for training achievement

  • Company Stakeholder Pension Scheme with 5% employer contribution rate

  • 28 days annual paid holiday

How to Apply 

Please submit a covering letter and your Curriculum Vitae, which demonstrates the qualities and qualifications we have described for this role. 

If shortlisted, we will assess your telephone communication skills.

Candidates passing those two stages will be asked to attend an interview.

Your letter of application, including an up-to-date CV, should be addressed to:

William Hugh, Lantoom Ltd, Lantoom Quarry, Dobwalls, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 4LR, or alternatively via e-mail to

If you have any questions, we will be glad to answer them.

The closing date for this opportunity is 23rd May 2021.