The firm has already recruited two graduates to its newly-launched 18-month management development programme.
Michael Tomlinson and Dimitra Koutsochera are the first two candidates to begin the programme, which will provide them with all the support they need to master and improve their business and leadership skills in areas such as product management, operations, customer service, marketing and web development.
IronmongeryDirect md Wayne Lysaght-Mason said: "As a leader in supplying ironmongery products, it's important that we stay at the forefront of industry with the latest ideas. We developed the graduate scheme to source the freshest talent and develop a strong leadership team. We are currently recruiting and investing in more graduates that show real entrepreneurial spirit and flair.
"The first two graduates on the programme were chosen for their passion and management experience and we're hoping to emulate this success with the next recruits. Ironmongery Direct offers graduates the opportunity to experience all areas of the business, as well as the hands on approach that comes with working at a SME."
The scheme is accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management.