Purchasing and Logistics Apprentice Assistant BPI Recycled Products

This is an amazing apprenticeship opportunity to work within the Purchasing & Logistics department where you'll be working with the raw materials of the UKs largest manufacturer of recycled plastic products based in Heanor.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon to Fri 8.30am-5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Purchasing administration – raising and confirming purchase orders, organising & scheduling deliveries, recording non conforming material
  • Stock checks
  • Communicating with suppliers by telephone & email
  • Co-ordinating legal documentation
  • Carrying out e-shot marketing campaigns and web searches

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Accuracy
  • High standard of numeracy and literacy
  • Computer literate – good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Positive attitude to training and progression
  • Able to demonstrate good communication skills
  • Team player

Personal qualities

  • Good communicator
  • Positive and Proactive
  • Flexible and ‘Hands On’ approach
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to deal with multiple demands
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Common sense approach

Qualifications required

  • The entry requirement is a minimum of GCSE grade C in Maths, English and Science (or equivalent qualifications).
  • AS or A Levels would be advantageous

Future prospects

Progression within department

Things to consider

Must be able to travel to employer premises on a daily basis.

About the employer

BPI Recycled products have an enviable reputation as the leader in the field of polyethylene recycling. We are the largest recycler in Europe with the ability to reprocess in excess of 80,000 tonnes each year of post-use material from commercial, retail, industrial and agricultural markets across our Environment Agency Accredited Sites. Over the last five years BPI has invested significantly in the recycling of waste polythene and particularly in the washing and recycling of farm films such as bale wrap and crop cover that would otherwise go into landfill or be burnt. The Visqueen business is the largest supplier of waterproofing products into the construction sector.


BPI Recycled Products


Heanor Gate Industrial Estate


DE75 7RG

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Training provider

Your apprenticeship will include:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Business Administation
  • Techincal Certificate
  • Functional Skills Communication (if applicable)
  • Functional Skills Application of Number (if applicable)
  • Functional Skills Information Communication Technology (if applicable)
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Services 2000 Ltd


James Lund 01332 296 995 lundj@chesterfield.ac.uk

Other information

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).

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017