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Purchasing Apprentice H Weston & Sons Ltd

An opportunity has arisen within our Supply Chain Team for a Purchasing Apprentice. As Purchasing Apprentice, you will be responsible for all purchasing administration and general purchasing duties including but not limited to; obtaining quotes, maintaining accurate internal price lists and placing orders.

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Closing date: 23 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As Purchasing Apprentice, you will provide support to the Purchasing Team on a variety of tasks including but not limited to;

·       Obtaining quotes

·       Maintaining accurate internal price lists

·       Placing orders

·       Assisting the Purchasing Assistant & Purchasing Manager as and when required.


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

Training through HWGTA normally comprises of five days per week in company with one day release as and when required at our Training Centre at Holmer Road, doing an appropriate course of study. Functional Skills Maths, English (if required)

A monthly monitoring visit in company will also take place, during which we make ourselves available for discussion about any special training that may be useful to you, and to identify and resolve problems if they arise.

At the end of your training period, you will be put through to an end point assessment with an external verifier where you will showcase and evidence your knowledge, skills, and behaviours.

You will gain a Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship 

In addition, the training programme includes an optional 5-day team building residential course, usually held in April/May each year.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunities will be discussed upon completion of your apprenticeship. Weston Cider have many departments for the right candidate 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Good time management, Strong work ethic


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

• Rural location

About the employer

Based in the Herefordshire village of Much Marcle, Westons Cider is an independent cider-making company, making premium award-winning ciders since 1880.


H Weston & Sons Ltd


The Bounds

Much Marcle



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Training provider



Hayley Grismond

01432 377010

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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