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Planning and Supply Chain Administration Apprentice ASSA ABLOY LIMITED

Apprentice required to support the planning team to ensure optimum availability of Inventory in servicing customer orders and forecast requirements in accordance with ASSA ABLOY UK Inventory targets.

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    7.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, 7.00am to 12.00pm on Friday.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main responsibilities and challenges:

  • Support the planning team where required.
  • Ensuring Purchase Orders are shipped on time from suppliers - expediting when necessary.
  • Raising Purchase Requisitions for non-stocked goods / consumables and booking in.
  • Monitoring sales forecasts and associated demand with actual usage, ensuring accurate Inventory quantities are on order and expedited where necessary.
  • Reacting to changes in customer demand and, where possible, taking necessary action to mitigate risk to AAUK with existing Purchase Orders.
  • Entering and maintaining accurate data in Microsoft AX.
  • Reviewing the negative stock report and actioning where required.
  • Reviewing transfer orders are still live and accurate.
  • Monitoring lead times and checking accuracy.
  • Review box / batch quantities are correct and adjust accordingly.

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

The apprentice will attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, on block day release at the beginning of the apprenticeship, with monthly assessor visits to the apprentice at the company premises.

The qualification is Level 3 Business Administration.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position with the company upon successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Self motivated, Hard working, interest in planning


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 9-5 or A-C) Desired

About the employer

ASSA ABLOY Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY, the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of door opening solutions, meeting tough end-user demands for safety, security and convenience. Every day, we help billions of people move through a safer, more open world with ease. If you’ve ever walked through an automatic door, stayed in a hotel, or gone through passport control, you’ve probably used one of our products or services. From reliable home security to cutting-edge biometric technology for businesses, governments, airports, hospitals, schools and more, we touch every part of every day. We have operations in over 70 countries and our people know local standards inside-out. They’re specialists in access essentials: like mechanical and digital locks, cylinders, keys, tags, security doors and automated entrances. At the same time, we are creating and embracing new technology – like biometrics, mobile security, and trusted identities. We stay at the forefront, so whatever you need, you’re in safe hands.





School Street Willenhall

West Midlands

WV13 3PW

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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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