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Admin Assistant Apprentice for Purchasing Department JANUS INT EUROPE LTD

Janus International are looking for an apprentice to join their Peterlee site, to assist with the administration aspects of the Purchasing department. You will work with customers and suppliers, dealing with orders, invoices and maintaining records, along with many other duties. There is an opportunity of a long-term career for the right person.

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Closing date: 14 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.30am - 5pm and Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Responsibilities and duties for the role will include:

  • To raise and maintain timely and accurate purchase orders for indirect items
  • Raise orders for stock items as instructed by the Purchasing Coordinator or Purchasing Manager
  • To monitor and manage any open POs and update accordingly
  • To chase and manage back orders with suppliers
  • To accurately record all incoming goods into NAV
  • To check incoming delivery notes against purchase orders to ensure the value and quantity match, as well as manage any differences
  • To scan and file all delivery notes and related documentation
  • To maintain the accurate recording of new and existing preferred suppliers list in NAV
  • To assist in the co-ordination and sourcing of cost-effective and high-quality suppliers
  • To produce any ad-hoc reports required
  • To assist the Purchasing Manager with any additional tasks as required
  • To provide holiday or sickness cover for absent team members where appropriate

Key attributes/skills and qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and liaise with the factory, logistics team and finance department
  • To be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Thorough attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to be flexible and open to changes
  • Self-motivation

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

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard:

  • Preparation for End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Maths and English upskill as where required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of permanent employment and career progression for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's in Any Subject including English & Maths (Grade 4 / C and above) Essential

About the employer

Janus International is the global leader for self storage solutions. Our innovative and durable product range has been used to build over 4 million self storage units around the world and won multiple awards. Working with new market entrants and existing operators we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in many different markets and a wide range of products and solutions. With an emphasis on innovation, we continually develop self storage solutions that improve both the operational and customer experience of a self storage facility. Our team of experienced industry professionals are dedicated to designing and manufacturing solutions that provide you with a competitive advantage.




Davy Drive

North West Industrial Estate



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Training provider



Emma Norbury

0191 5185587

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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