Business Administrator Apprentice Hire Torque Limited

Your role will support the company Sales Manager who will predominantly be out in the field

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 9am - 4:45pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    26 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As Purchasing Assistant you will:

Your role will support the company Sales Manager who will predominantly be out in the field, your main duties will include:

  • Answering telephone calls
  • Raising purchase orders
  • Speaking to suppliers relating to orders
  • Updating Excel with sales orders
  • Update company CRM system
  • Assisting Sales Manager in sending out quotations to customers
  • Chasing suppliers for quotations / invoices
  • Liaising with relevant departments in relation to deliveries and highlighting possible delays to relevant staff

This role has the potential to develop into purchasing / procurement role and role will develop to ultimately be able to:

  • Advise relevant Inside Sales Team Leaders of any cross selling opportunities
  • Monitor discounts being offered and ensure correct pricing is being applied to all documentation.  Seek advice/ approval for any substantial discount requested.
  • Ensure purchase orders are received prior to invoicing, chasing customers on a regular basis where necessary.
  • Produce required documentation for quotations, contracts, delivery notes to enable effective invoicing.
  • Ensure any new orders, quotations and lost orders are recorded.
  • Ensure we are working from the current Supplier Price Lists.
  • Corresponding with Customers, Sales Engineers and Business Development Managers to identify Customer requirements.
  • Assist with stock taking
  • Produce weekly / monthly recalibration reminders for customer equipment.
  • Ensure QMS documentation (procedures and works instructions) are up to date.
  • Ensure all colleagues are following correct procedures in line with the QMS.
  • Work closely with Sales Engineers and Business Development Managers from specific target areas to increase sales and customer awareness of our available products. Passing on any relevant customer comments, anecdotes etc to the correct Departments / Managers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Keen to learn
  • Good organisational skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Enthusiastic and friendly personality
  • Conscientious and diligent
  • Willing to take responsibility with tasks assigned to them

Personal qualities

  • Professional Manner
  • Good attention to detail
  • Reliable

Qualifications required

5 GCSE (or equivalent), Must include A* - C in Maths, English Language and ICT.

Future prospects

This role has the potential to develop into purchasing / procurement role

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

HTL – Hire Torque Ltd HTL are industry leaders in controlled bolting, flange working and portable machine equipment with unrivalled joint integrity expertise. Headquartered in Northumberland, in North East England and with further service centres in the UK, there is no one better placed to meet the needs of many industry sectors. With decades of experience in industry, we appreciate that being responsive and flexible is the key to building long lasting customer relationships therefore our service and support is available 24/7


Hire Torque Limited


Unit 45

Colbourne Avenue, Nelson Park


NE23 1WD

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration ( Hybrid Qualification)
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT Where required
  • Personal learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilties

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by TDR Training Ltd

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017