Business Administration Apprentice - Data Analysis DIMENSIONS CORPORATEWEAR LTD

Demand Forecasters carefully use current business data to predict future sales and production levels. From this information, our team analyse trends in the market to manage production and enhance profits.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £175.00

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001252007

  • Positions

    1 available

Reporting into the Forecasting Manager, we are looking for somebody to work within the Forecasting team, to establish, monitor and maintain forecasting and inventory control policies for the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Produce and manipulate excel reports to support the team with data analysis.
  • Analyse customer sales history in order to better understand the key components of demand.
  • Liaise via emails and meetings with our internal Account Managers and Purchasing team, in order to plan stock for known customer events.
  • Support the team in ensuring forecasts are consistent with sales budgets. 
  • Produce and review purchase requirements by assessing current stock levels against customer demand. 
  • Support the team to forecast medium and long-term inventory valuations, by evaluating where stock is being distributed against raised Purchase Orders.
  • Run excel reports to identify slow moving and obsolete stock against forecasts.
  • Support initiatives across the forecasting team as and when required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Highly numerate.
  • Computer literate.
  • Advanced Excel skills.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to build working relationships.
  • Enjoys working with and analysing data.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to interact confidentially and positively.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Good time management.
  • Flexible and willing to learn.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths grade A - C (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Possibility of the role becoming permanent subject to the needs of the business. Variety of departments throughout the business for potential progression.

Things to consider

The successful candidate needs to be able to travel to Castle Donnington on a daily basis, also they need to be aware that there is a 16 week delivery at Loughborough College. Application Process: Stage One If you meet the entry criteria you will be invited to attend a Preparation Event at Loughborough College Stage Two Following your attendance at our Preparation Event, if you are shortlisted your application will sent to the employer who will select candidates for interview with the company. Please note the job details specify the closing date of the vacancy. However we do reserve the right to close adverts early, for example, where we have received an unprecedented high volume of applications or at the employer’s request. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Dimensions is one of the UK’s leading suppliers for bespoke corporate clothing, providing a fully managed service to our clients. Our clients include Tesco, British Airways, McDonalds and Sainsbury’s to name a few.

Employer

DIMENSIONS CORPORATEWEAR LTD

Address

2

Warke Flatt

Derby

DE74 2UD

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Training provider

The National Apprenticeship Frameworks covers these main elements:

  • Hybrid Level Diploma 3 in Business Administration
  • Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT Grade C)
  • The BTEC Certificate is usually delivered by Loughborough College at Loughborough College on a day release for 16 weeks

The Business Administration Apprenticeship is designed for those employed or hoping to enter employment in an administrative role. Learners will gain an understanding of what administration involves, such as how to set targets, follow procedures, working with others effectively and behaviours of the work place.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Loughborough College

Contact

Jill Fox 01509 515461 apprenticeships@loucoll.ac.uk


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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017