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Do you enjoy being organised and building relationships with others? Do you want to learn a range of office skills including administration, procurement and purchasing? If so, look no further than the Business Support Apprentice role at Safran.

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

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm. Flexi time once passed probation period.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Business Support Apprentice will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Learn how to control stock levels of central stationery and raising of purchase orders, this will include both Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and online portals ensuring Procure 2 Payment (P2P) is efficient
  • Learn how to book travel (general), sourcing and booking travel arrangements (both day and overnight) through approved travel agency and concur. (Taxi, car hire, flights, hotels – both national and international)

Learn functions within the Purchasing & Procurement Team, including:

  • Raising of indirect purchase orders / purchase requisitions to support operational teams (consumables, equipment, stationery etc)
  • General purchasing and procurement activities (Request for Quote (RFQ), Supplier Monitoring, Life Cycle of Purchase Order, Incoterms, SAP master data)
  • Supplier relationship engagement and purchase orders, including expediting of purchase requirements and communication as required to internal stakeholders.
  • Material management, forecasting, provisioning and procurement
  • Support existing team with reports, Key Performance Indicators (KPI's), cost saving initiatives, cost of purchasing/production analysis
  • Interact with ERP systems to identify requirements and act accordingly to ensure timely purchase orders are placed and delivery requirements are met (including invoice queries and resolution)

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

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard:

You will complete a 15 month apprenticeship which includes 10 days at the PETA training centre in Cosham. You will be supported every 6 weeks with visits from your PETA Learning & Development Coach.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship a full time position may be available together with further training opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Eager to learn, Innovative, Ability to multi-task, Self-motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits: Secure car parking. Annual Leave allowance. Very supportive working environment. On site Costa and subsidy for lunch in restaurant. Health cash back plan. Pension scheme with 7% employer contribution. Health and Wellbeing events. We would encourage early submissions of applications, as these will be considered on receipt and suitable candidates invited for interview. We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early if the vacancy is filled before the closing date.

About the employer

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defence and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15.3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap. Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021. Safran Helicopter Engines is the world's leading manufacturer of helicopter engines, with more than 75,000 produced since being founded. It offers the widest range of helicopter turboshafts in the world and has more than 2,500 customers in 155 countries. Don’t delay, kickstart your career and apply today to be the Business Support Apprentice at Safran. Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will receive an email with an application form on that you will need to complete. Please monitor your inbox (and spam / junk folder) for this email and complete the form as soon as possible. We look forward to receiving your application!




Concorde Way Segensworth

North Fareham


PO15 5RL

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Training provider


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: 31 Aug 2022