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Supply Chain and Planning Apprentice MEP LIMITED

An office based role to support the Planner/Buyer by learning all aspects of supply chain and planning disciplines. This will include using a number of computer software.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    08:00-17:00 Monday to Thursday 08:00-16:00 Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Supply Chain and Planning function of MEP is a busy, fast-moving environment. Without these functions, the process of engineering and manufacturing is impossible. The candidate will be trained to use the following:

  • Our ERP system
  • Epicor
  • and our SharePoint intranet

The successful candidate will work in a small agile team and be able to process and track materials and components from our suppliers through our manufacturing processes and out to customers on time and in budget.  

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

In addition to a level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, extensive on-job training is available in the following areas:

  • Purchasing.
  • Making transactions in our ERP system.
  • Planning and capacity management.
  • Sales order and orderbook management.

Following a successful apprenticeship MEP will offer suitable internal training and professional training, where applicable, for one of the many roles that will be experienced during the apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following a successful apprenticeship training will be available for roles such as:

  • Production Buyer,
  • Sales Co-ordinator,
  • Planner,
  • Material Controller,
  • and others.

Additionally, previous Apprentices have successfully gained positions in Finance, IT and Sales/Estimating.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


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

Things to consider

There is a high level of work on PCs using a variety of software, IT literacy is key. The work will often mean entering a production environment where PPE and awareness of Health and Safety are important.

About the employer

MEP have been Making Everything Possible since 1972. We engineer and manufacture technically challenging and safety critical parts for the Aerospace, Defence and Space industries. Our two facilities in Aylesford, Kent, along with a sister company recently started in Virginia USA, operate to extremely high standards that you would expect for the industries we serve. The company culture is focused on empowerment, improvement, opportunity, and entrepreneurialism.







ME20 7BU

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Training provider



Abbie Lane

01732 402 402

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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