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Business Administration Apprentice DFS Trading Limited

Do you fancy starting a rewarding career in buying and Business Administration? DFS are now seeking Business Admin Apprentices to join the team!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (30 minutes for lunch).

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    02 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

If you're looking to start your career in buying, look no further.  A unique opportunity that involves a mixture of on the job training with academic study to arm you with a range of highly sought skills to carve out your career path within a commercial department. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised person to provide general buying administrative support for various elements of the buying process.
Tasks will be varied but will broadly include those to assist in the smooth running of the Buying department including:    
•    Pricing administration ensuring the correct promotion campaign and dates are applied 
•    Review market/ competitor ranges to build CPS evidence for the buying promotion plan. 
•    Checking the DFS website each promotional campaign for accuracy 
•    Checking quarterly supplier credit notes have been sent for showroom discounts
•    Sample request coordination
•    Working closely with the Assistant Buyers creating the retail engagement packs for each promotional campaign.

At DFS, you will be working towards the Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard over 15 months. 

If you are passionate, people focused and want to work in a family feel business then click APPLY now!

DFS Group welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and would be particularly interested to hear from groups underrepresented such as BAME, LGBT+ and disabled candidates. We would also welcome applications from candidates from lower socio-economic backgrounds who are looking to take their first steps into the world of work and into learning.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • IT literate
  • Great organisations skills
  • Time management

Personal qualities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Desired qualifications

No qualifications required.

Future prospects

Ongoing training and development.

Things to consider

The vacancy dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, these vacancies could close early. 

About the employer

DFS is the UK’s leading omni-channel upholstery retailer, since 1969 we have been manufacturing, selling and distributing high quality sofas. We can't forget our International stores though, as we expanded into the Republic of Ireland, Spain and the Netherlands too. We are passionate about putting our customers at the heart of everything we do, and we know it is our colleagues that make this possible every day. So, it’s no surprise that for three years running we are one of the Sunday Times Top 30 Big Companies to work for. 


DFS Trading Limited





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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

  • Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English 

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: today