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Business Administration Apprentice - Purchasing Assistant SERTEC GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED

An excellent opportunity for an apprentice to join the purchasing department of a leading automotive company. Our exceptional success is based upon our constant awareness that our people are our most valued resource and we work together to be the best at what we do.

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Closing date: 18 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 4.30pm Friday 7.30am - 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Raise Purchase Orders (PO’s)
  • Confirm orders have been received by supplier
  • Invoice queries resolved promptly and cleared for payment
  • Maintain and update Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Sending Request for Quotations (RFQ’s)
  • Progressing orders / RFQ’s
  • Collate / Issue data on commodities 
  • Assist in completion of monthly commodity
  • Assisting in compiling monthly reports for Operational Board meetings
  • Any other ad-hoc duties deemed necessary to assist the purchasing department

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

You will gain a Business Administration Level 3 qualification. The training will take place onsite at Sertec and at In-Comm Training Services.

The apprentice must carry out 20% off the job training, through adhoc courses, shadowing colleagues aand additional project work.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completing this apprenticeship, the next step will be to take up a full-time role as a Purchasing Assistant. If the candidate wanted to further develop their career in Purchasing, they will have the option of completing a Level 4 Purchasing related qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

The candidate will also be expected to attend In-Comm Training and Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG,on block release, for additional ad-hoc training as part of the 20% off the job training provision.

About the employer

The Sertec story all began in 1962 when a very young Harry Mosedale founded a tool and jig manufacturing business. Over 50 years later, the Sertec story has become legendary amongst all our team and forms the foundation of our internal DNA helping us to become one of the leading UK automotive engineering companies. Sertec today: 8 Manufacturing Sites, 1 Tooling Operation,1 Distribution Centre, 2431 Employees, £265m Annual Turnover




Wincaster House Gorsey Lane



B46 1JU

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Training provider



Alex Jones


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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