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Supplier Administration Apprentice Principal 1 Ltd

This is a key role, assisting and supporting the supply chain management function to help develop an effective and efficient procurement platform. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 09.00am - 17.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role will help to support departmental goals and targets including cost savings generated through the proactive involvement of the department and because of new department lead efficiencies and process changes.

Duties may include:

  • Assist with purchasing projects to select the best suppliers and deliver optimized value to stakeholders
  • Help to assist the supply chain mechanism to in house deadlines to a professional level
  • Help to manage the relations with the suppliers to a professional level (contract, implementation, performance and innovation)
  • Learn to create and maintain spreadsheets to assist with cost savings
  • Assist with purchasing of supplier rebate programmes to ensure that the Company derives optimum benefit and returns
  • Learn how to create risk assessments using IT tools to help maintain robust contingencies
  • Learn how to research pricing and learn how to create reports against key performance measures (operational metrics, savings, quality, customer service etc.)
  • Assist purchasing department in accuracy and drafting of contracts, whilst managing a large and varied workload and engaging with professional stakeholders 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An interest in procurement principles, theories and processes
  • Ability to work on complex problems
  • Very good verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organisation and prioritising skills
  • Opportunity to study CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) 

Personal qualities

  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Self-motivated & inquisitive
  • Able for follow detailed instructions & work accurately
  • Conscientious & diligent
  • Effective team member & able to work on own initiative
  • To have a positive attitude, patience and perseverance even in pressurized situations

Desired qualifications

5 x GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade C (4/5) and above including maths and English. Science and ICT an advantage.

Future prospects

To be trained and qualified in Supplier Administration with Principal.

Things to consider

Like all apprenticeships, this requires a long term commitment – there will be assignments and log book entries to complete as well as homework. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a top company, whilst you work towards Nationally recognised qualifications.

About the employer

For more than 30 years Principal has been helping companies by providing and supporting tailor-made solutions for document management, print solutions, digital IT and unified communication services.


Principal 1 Ltd


Parsonage Business Park


RH12 4AL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sigta Ltd


Pauline Jones 01273 427606

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard

There is no college requirement for this apprenticeship.

The final apprenticeship completion certificate will be issued on achievement of the above qualification and successful completion of final end point assessment.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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