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Supply Chain Assistant Apprentice Martel Instruments Ltd

Are you looking to start your career? Are you wanting to work for a fast-paced growing organisation? Are you wanting to start a business administrator apprenticeship and career in supply chain? then this is the role for you.

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, office hours. Times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include

  • With the aid of Manager assist with both Production planning via Work order creation and sourcing & purchasing components. 
  • Asset Management (Creation of maintenance purchase orders and work orders)
  • Creation and maintenance of stock card information is accurate and consistent (Lead times, buy quantities, units of measure, reorder categories and trace methods.)
  • Creation of all records on the stock card using methods above.
  • Manage quality issues relating to material through receipt to manufacturing. (This will include quarantine, concessions, returning goods and the result and effects)
  • Manage stock accuracy and location control (stocking plan).
  • Develop and monitor continuous improvement projects relating to component supply chain and internal operations.
  • Liaise with internal departments (R&D, Sales, Accounts, Shop-floor) to mitigate any component throughput issues and advise of any supply chain issues

Additional activities would include being involved with operation development projects,  communicating with external stakeholders, attending meetings & general office duties (answering phones etc.)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisational skills. 
  • Communication. Both internal and external. Will need to be able to transfer information quickly and concise to multiple stakeholders.
  • Analytical. Will need to be able to extract key data from ERP system, analyse and develop that data then extrapolate actions and recommendations.

Personal qualities

  • Professional
  • Customer focused drive.
  • Willingless to learn

Desired qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade 4/C or above in Maths and English
  • Please note that level 2 adult literacy and level 2 adult numeracy will not be accepted.  This is due to the apprenticeship certificate awarding body’s requirements

Future prospects

Oppurtunity to grow within the business.

Things to consider

  • A candidate’s successful application will lead to an interview and assessment with Tyne North Training and could lead to the potential of an interview with the prospective employer

About the employer

Martel Instruments is a manufacturer of electronics devices, primarily direct thermal printers.

Our printers are supplied globally, into many different applications from transport to medical to automotive and many more. All product is designed and manufactured in our facility at Stanley, giving us the highly valuable USP of low volume customisation.

Established in 1982, Martel Instruments is a leading thermal printer manufacturer and global supplier of bespoke and innovative commercial printing solutions.

As a leading manufacturing company, we develop all our printers in-house and on demand, this alongside our vast industry experience, enables us to produce printers that are tailored to your exact specifications and your devices – which means no minimum order quantities are required! Our extensive range of commercial printing solutions includes Panel Mount Printers, Bluetooth Printers, and Mobile Printers, as well as peripherals. In addition, we have the capabilities to build a printer to meet your exact requirements whether this is customising an existing printer or a full new design.


Martel Instruments Ltd


Stanelaw Way



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tyne North Training Ltd


Niamh Jones 0191 262 6860

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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