Purchasing Administrator Vision Support Services Limited

This vacancy is for a Purchasing Administrator based in Blackburn, Lancashire.The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 14 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    TBC at the interview

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The suitable applicant should be able to aid in the smooth running of the purchasing process.

Duties will include:

  • data entry
  • report extraction
  • understanding stock movement
  • filing

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions
  • Impeccable time keeping and desire to learn
  • Understand how to deliver excellent customer service
  • Organisation Skills (Able to manage time effectively and prioritise workload accordingly)

Personal qualities

  • Flexible, enthusiastic. can do approach
  • Good work ethic, passion and right attitude to work
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Proactive approach to seeking and sharing knowledge
  • Open to change and new ideas Willingness and desire to take responsibility and use own initiative
  • Commitment to own personal professional development

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English A*- C or Functional Skills or equivalent are essential

Future prospects

The opportunities in the world of business are endless. Many apprentices start in business administration, customer service or accountancy, which are great stepping stones into lots of exciting careers. You can go on to specialise in a particular field and into management. You will find people who started in administration working in all professional areas and at all levels. If you are good at IT, have an eye for detail and enjoy working with others then a Business Apprenticeship could give your career a great start.

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE: we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Vision is a leading textile company; we’re a supplier and distributor of specialist, luxury and performance textiles to the key players in the global hospitality, healthcare and retail markets.


Vision Support Services Limited


Darwen House

Walker Industrial Estate, Walker Road



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Training provider

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration, QCF
  • Functional Skills, Level 1 ‐ Maths , ICT and English
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Dependant on the job role there maybe the opportunity to commence onto the Advanced Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please can you apply online at www.training2000.co.uk quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in. If you have already applied online please call 01254 546 59 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 14 Nov 2017