Purchasing/Marketing Apprentice Highfield Gear Industries Ltd

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Closing date: 04 Oct 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

    9:00am-16:30pm Mon-Thurs 8:30am-13:30pm Fri

    Total hours per week: 33.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Supply chain management, dealing with suppliers and buying products for ongoing jobs
  • Issuing of jobs/orders to workshop management
  • Progressing of jobs/orders through the entire productions system both in the workshop and external suppliers
  • Able to work in time pressurised environment to help production achieve on time results for deliveries
  • Assist in research and development under the guidance of the management team to help grow opportunities for the business in both the short and long term

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer Literate
  • Good Communication skills
  • Ability to work both under own initiative and as a team member
  • Good literacy skills 

Personal qualities

  • Reliable 
  • Hard working 
  • Punctual 
  • Professional 
  • Willingness to learn 

Qualifications required

GSCE Grade C or above in English and Maths or equivalent 

Future prospects

Development and progression within the company is a possibility for the right candidate

Things to consider

The candidate must be able to commit to completing an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship through half day release, whilst fulfilling the job role. Candidates will be required to attend National Business College for an interview and assessment

About the employer

HIGHFIELD, founded in 1927 and a member of the FEP group, maintains a policy of commitment to customer satisfaction for service, quality and value. The Highfield approach is both dynamic and flexible, allowing us to interact with the customer and to respond rapidly with solutions for their practical need. Maintaining this high quality service is reflected in an extensive and impressive customer base across all branches of the industrial sector both at home and abroad.


Highfield Gear Industries Ltd


Nile Street



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Training provider

  • Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration 
  • The successful candidate will need to complete a Level 2 NVQ Qualification in Business Administration 
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT dependant on GCSE results or equivalent 

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by National Business College


Amanda Costello 01484430433 amanda@nationalbusinesscollege.co.uk

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Closing date: 04 Oct 2017