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Purchasing Assistant Apprentice Janus Europe International

Your Job role will be to assist with the administration aspects of the Purchasing department. Alongside your job role, you will be completing The Level 4 Commercial Procurement and Supply Chain Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 06 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Between £4.81-£5.50.

    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 8:15am-4:45pm. 8.5 Friday 8:15am – 3:00pm. 6.45

    Total hours per week: 40.75

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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

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

  • The Apprentice will complete The Level 4 Commercial Procurement and Supply Chain Apprenticeship. The qualification gained at the end is The CIPS Level 4 Diploma.
  • The location of the job is: Davy Dr, North West Industrial Estate, Peterlee SR8 2JF

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progress to different roles within the Procurement Team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Open to change, Self-motivation, proficient in Microsoft Excel, proficient in Microsoft Word, proficient in Outlook


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C or 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A*-C or 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

• To have a working understanding of the warehousing, manufacturing, inventory and purchasing modules of the ERP system (NAV) • To be able to carry out independent search queries in NAV and be able to interpret the results.

About the employer

Janus International Europe Ltd is Europe’s leading self-storage consultancy business. We design, manufacture and install self-storage solutions for our clients, and provide exceptional service and expertise as we do so. With over 110 employees across the Janus Europe group of companies, and continuing to grow, the organisation is in an exciting period of growth and expansion. We have a fantastic and dynamic working environment, powered by agility, entrepreneurialism, and customer focus. Our factory in Peterlee manufactures our market leading products, supported by our Head Office in Twickenham. We also have sites in Crewe, France, Singapore and Australia


Janus Europe International


Davy Drive

North West Industrial Estate



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Training provider



Beth Godfrey

Apprenticeship standard

Commercial procurement and supply (formerly Public sector commercial professional)

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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