Purchasing and Stock Control Assistant Apprentice OLPRO LTD

Olpro is looking for someone to join their multi-award-winning team. If you are enthusiastic about camping and the outdoors, this could be the ideal role for you. Working within our Operations department you will be dealing with multi marketplaces that Olpro currently use. Duties include: Creating the listings for the dropship products that will be sold on our website as well as updating these within our warehousing system.

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Closing date: 03 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Access to a private health care plan with Westfield Health, company pension, on-site free parking, and an extra day off for your birthday.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 09.00 – 17.00 including 2 x 15 mins breaks paid, 1 x 30 min lunch unpaid (This role could include weekends at shows and events over the summer months. Time off in lieu would be given for these events.)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Creating product listings on multiple marketplaces OLPRO currently operates upon as well as any future marketplaces. Currently, this will involve B & Q, Wayfair and SalesIn.
  • Manually managing stock levels for multiple sales channels such as Halfords, B & Q and SalesIn.
  • Maintain and update multiple price lists including those for Campervan Converters and Trade customers.
  • Keeping multiple pages on our website up to date with the relevant information such as the events page.
  • Creating the listings for the dropship products that will be sold on our website as well as updating these within our warehousing system.
  • Managing multiple items in our warehousing system such as setting low stock levels, managing quarantined products and adding purchase orders.
  • Manage the production plan from our manufacturers in China, this will include reviewing the production plan, putting items on pre-order, adding purchase orders within our warehousing system and updating the container lists for the rest of the team.
  • You will be putting together the commercial invoices, packing lists and customs information required for our freight forwarders.
  • You will be responsible for booking in deliveries of stock from multiple different suppliers throughout the year as well as the controlling of stock for the events we attend.

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

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Worcester (WR4 9GN).

You will receive a training plan that is specific to your qualification, with sessions that are delivered through a combination of face-to-face and remote.

Additional training for functional skills in English and Maths will be undertaken if needed.

You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment to gain your Business Administration Level 3 qualification.

There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are always opportunities within Olpro for the right person, it can lead to a permanent post.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Familiar with Marketplace, Reliable, Good time keeping, Flexibility, Positive attitude


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Business Administration Level 2 or equivalent (Grade 9-4/A*-C or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

No bus routes due to the rural location of the vacancy. Having your own transport would be beneficial. This vacancy could close sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

About the employer

OLPRO has a reputation for creating exceptional Outdoor Leisure Products for its adventurous customers around the world. Thanks to its team of knowledgeable experts with a deep and genuine passion for getting outdoors, OLPRO delivers a range of unique and high-quality products that are changing the face of outdoor leisure and has done for the last 12 years. Camping and camper van gear doesn't have to be plain and boring - that's why OLPRO's products feature bright and colourful designs that STAND OUT from the crowd. Using the latest technology and materials, OLPRO offers a wide variety of industry-leading products including award-winning tents, awnings, outdoor furniture, backpacks, melamine tableware, clothing and accessories. OLPRO has won numerous awards for its innovative products, high-quality service and strong online presence.




Olpro Ltd.

Castle Farm Business Centre

Holt Heath


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Training provider



Charlotte Anderson Ilic


01905 330721

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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