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ATA Apprentice Buyer/Administrative/Internal Sales Assistant- Southampton SO30 2QT (MM) EDA LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

A Inventory Buyer/Admin/Sales Apprentice is required for a leading Electrical Wholesaler. The candidate will assist with stock and buying as well as the administration tasks involved in this role. The ideal candidate will be highly organised and have excellent communication skills.

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Closing date: 07 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00 - £285.00

  • Working week

    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

 Stearn Electrical is run by friendly experienced staff who are highly motivated.  We deliver excellent customer service and we constantly adapt to meet the needs of a changing market.

After full training given your responsibilities will include:

  • Taking incoming phone calls
  • Keying on purchase orders onto the system
  • Logging deliveries onto the system when the stock arrives
  • Loading purchase orders onto online web portals
  • Investigating stock discrepancies
  • Negotiating better prices for orders
  • Maintaining item files on the system
  • Arranging debit notes
  • Searching through stock replenishment reports and advising on materials needed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Very good telephone manner and can communicate effectively
  • Good IT Skills - can work competently with Word, Excel etc.
  • Very good maths and English skills
  • Confident with people
  • Team player
  • Can follow procedures and instructions
  • Efficient
  • Flexible
  • Polite
  • Trustworthy
  • Willing to learn

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking team player who is self-motivated
  • Should be well presented and operate in a clean and tidy manner
  • Smart appearance
  • Friendly
  • Polite
  • Good communicator
  • Can use own initiative
  • Good time management

Desired qualifications

English and maths GCSE A*-C/9-4 or equivalent is preferred.

Future prospects

Excellent opportunity for the right person upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

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About the employer

As an Apprentice, EDA Learning and Development Ltd, the Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) will employ the successful candidate on behalf of this branch. If you are looking for an apprenticeship and qualification that will provide you with a valuable foundation for your future and to open the door for further opportunities with an interesting career, then join us. We will work with you and support you to maximise your potential.




Unit 8

Waterloo Industrial Estate

Flanders Road


SO30 2QT

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Additional location information

Stearn Electrical


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by EDA LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED


Michelle McCutcheon 07990002071

Completing Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3 comprising of:

  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills

The vocational and academic training aspects are separated and delivered by separate teams. The vocational training and assessment is conducted, more often than not, on site according to the employers' wishes.

Notice of dates is agreed well in advance of a site visit.

Training and assessment is conducted both on and off the job, according to the needs of the course and the learner. Every effort is made to ensure the best result is achieved by the learner.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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