Business Administration (Materials) Apprenticeship Barden Corporation UK Ltd

Expediting orders and dealing with external Suppliers

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    Monday-Friday, 8:15-16:15

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • Running order reports and placing purchase orders with suppliers.
  • Inputting confirmation dates from suppliers in purchase orders.
  • Deal with queries from suppliers in regards to drawings, prices, etc.
  • Expedite orders with suppliers.
  • Forward on customs clearances when received.
  • Run and action SAP exception reports (MD06).
  • Convert purchase orders to consignment orders when invoices received.
  • Assist with stock check of ball consignment stocks.
  • Raise rejections on suppliers.
  • Raise machine shop routes.
  • Create new materials in SAP

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

None specified

Personal qualities

Ability to work as part of a team.  Positive attitude and keen to learn

Qualifications required

GCSE or equivalent Mathematics Grade C

GCSE or eqivalent English Language Grade C

Future prospects

None specified

Things to consider

As a part of the application process, you may be required to undertake diagnostic assessments with City College Plymouth. Please ensure that you check your emails for a City College Plymouth application form, this will need to be filled and returned for you to complete these assessments. Until these assessments are complete your application will not be viewed by the company.

About the employer

Engineering business, Manufacturing Super Precision Bearings mainly for the Aerospace Industry


Barden Corporation UK Ltd


Plymbridge Road



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Training provider

All training to be provided by City College Plymouth in collaboration with the company themselves throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. Your apprenticeship may consist of the following components; NVQ Diploma, Technical Cert, Functional Skills Maths and English, Employee Rights and Responsibilities, and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. All components will be agreed upon before the start of the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City College Plymouth

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017