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Business Administration Apprentice Hall and Pickles

Provide support to the Department, by demonstrating a professional approach to purchasing and acquiring purchasing skills and experience through on-job training and completion of an apprenticeship qualification.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage range is dependent on minimum wage for age of successful candidate

  • Working week

    Mon-Thurs: 08.45 – 1700 / Friday: 08.45 – 16.30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • Carry out steel and consumables purchasing tasks
  • Produce forecasts and monitor stock levels
  • Place orders, progress and chase deliveries with suppliers, port agents and hauliers
  • Ensure all required data is input accurately and promptly onto the stock database
  • Source specialist suppliers and negotiate prices
  • Work closely with inter-company departments
  • Assist with implementing new procedures
  • Provide goods inwards support and cover stock-takes
  • Purchasing administration duties

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Business Administraor Apprenticeship Qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completion of your apprenticeship you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full time positions within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Initiative, Professional manner, Build strong relationships, Adaptable, Fast-paced worker, Knowledge of IT packages, Enthusiastic, Self motivated, Able to meet deadlines, Able to work independently


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C+) Desired

Things to consider

Benefits: 25 days annual holiday, Westfield Health Scheme, Company Matching Contribution Pension Scheme, Life assurance & free car parking.

About the employer

Founded by John Hall the Fourth, Hall & Pickles began two centuries ago serving a very different industrial market than that of the new millennium. Through seven generations of the Hall family, Hall & Pickles has evolved through consistent investment and innovation into the market leader we are today. From humble beginnings back in 1812 Hall & Pickles are now one of the largest independent stockholders in the United Kingdom with an annual turnover in excess of £100 million.


Hall and Pickles


Poynton Industrial Estate

London Road

Poynton Stockport

SK12 1NB

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Training provider



Maxim Business Training

01625 410 000

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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