Apprentice Planning Administrator Fairfax Meadow Europe Ltd

Are you an organised person with great IT skills? Fairfax Meadow Europe LTD are looking for a motivated individual to join them as a Business Administration Apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic people to kick start their career within a fast paced and well established company.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £151.88 - £264.38

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    Tuesday-Saturday 9am-6pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We have a position available for Apprentice Supply Chain and Planning Administrators to join our expanding team. The role objective will be to provide front line support to the Supply Chain and Planning team, with a range of daily and ad-hoc administrative tasks.

Fairfax Meadow is the UK's leading specialist catering butcher, with over 25 year’s experience serving the foodservice industry. In excess of 30,00 tonnes of meat was processed in 2015, including 70 million portioned lines. We also have National Distribution operating over 70 dual temperature vehicles from depots across the UK.

Key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Producing reports for daily N/A’s, substitution, short shelf and disposal for Derby & Kentish Town sites
  • Packaging order processing for all depots
  • Consumable and safety wear order processing for all depots
  • Production Planning for all depots
  • Raw material stock management for all depots
  • Export all AX (internal system) reports for all depots
  • Update frozen and Carnival plans
  • Ingredients order processing
  • Update Derby KPI document
  • Costing/wipe up for steak/carvery

This role will begin as primarily admin with a view to progress into a Junior Planner role. As this is an apprenticeship, we do not require any previous experience and full training will be provided.

It is essential that the candidates have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and excellent communication skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Competent in Microsoft packages
  • Confident in speaking to people over the phone
  • Good organisational skills
  • To be able to prioritise workloads
  • Good written communication
  • The ability to use own initiative
  • Motivated and enthusiastic

Personal qualities

  • Loyal
  • Committed
  • Hard working
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team player
  • Good time keeping
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Positive attitude

Qualifications required

  • Good level of English, Maths and ICT

Future prospects

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, this company will be looking to keep the apprentice on full time. There will also be the potential to progress onto higher level apprenticeships.

About the employer

UK’s largest Catering Butcher with a rich history going back over 40 years, Fairfax Meadow is the butcher that goes above and beyond. Our unrivalled expertise provides many benefits at all stages of the supply chain. From competitive pricing to sourcing higher quality meat and excellent service. This expertise means that we have developed a full product range across all meat categories from game & delicatessen to our own award winning burgers and sausages. We have a growing list of premium brands dedicated to the importance of provenance including our ‘Casterbridge’ and ‘Pastures New’ brands which show British beef at its best. We currently serve customers across a diverse range of foodservice sectors including Pubs & Bars, Casual Dining, Hotels, Travel & Leisure and Contract Catering. We also supply some of the best Fine Dining Restaurants in London and across the UK. Our industry leading, dedicated development chefs can assist with product & menu evolution by understanding a customer’s target market and being ahead of the game with foodservice trends. We also offer marketing support, farm and abattoir experience days and chef workshops to learn about the make up and break up of meat. All of this is backed up by our 70+ strong fleet of fully refrigerated vehicles. With Fairfax Meadow you can ensure that our relationship will go above and beyond, we will always put great meat on your menu!!


Fairfax Meadow Europe Ltd



Newmarket Drive


DE24 8SW

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Training provider

  • Full on-the-job training and support will be provided to enable the successful applicant to undertake the full range of duties required of the role
  • In addition, training will also be provided towards the Apprenticeship in Business Administration Level 2 through in-house delivery

The Business Administration Level 2 consists of the following:

  • Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration
  • Technical certificate
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babington Business College


Masood Mohammadi 01332 345450

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017