Buying Admin Assistant (Jacamo): Apprentice N Brown

The role reports to a Buyer/Senior Buyer, working together to deliver the best ranges for our customer, manages the administration of a given department ensuring all systems are kept up to date. You will be responsible for keeping information up to date and correct in all relevant systems and databases.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Financial wellbeing support, 24 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays), Mental Health support, Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution, Colleague discount, Onsite café, Annual bonus scheme, Paid volunteer time

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. We offer hybrid working and staggered start times to give you the flexibility you may need.

    Total hours per week: 36.17

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You'll develop highly transferable skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors to be successful within a business.

  • Responsible for keeping information up to date and correct in all relevant systems and databases
  • Maintaining the critical path
  • Supporting Assistant Buyers with analysis of the fashion market and customer activity through competitive shops, sales and trend
  • Supporting weekly trade meetings through best seller reports
  • Maintenance of samples – chasing and booking in
  • Racking up samples with care and consideration for sign offs and range reviews
  • Ad-hoc duties are also an essential daily part of the role as you are providing full administrative support to the buying team
  • With the support of your manager, dedicate the required 6 hours a week off the job training to complete the relevant apprenticeship activities

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

  • Upon successful completion you'll gain a Level 3 Business Administrator qualification which is equivalent to an A Level
  • The role is based in Northern Quarter, Manchester
  • Training will be one day a week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This role will support your own progression towards management responsibilities in the future. From an Admin Assistant, you can progress within Buying to be Assistant Buyer (1), Assistant Buyer (2), Buyer, Senior Buyer right up to Head and Director level.

As this role collaborates with teams across the Product division and other areas of the business, you can learn about other career opportunities and routes of progression too. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C (4 and above)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C (4 and above)) Essential

About the employer

We’re a top ten UK clothing and footwear digital retailer, with a home proposition. We serve our customers through distinct retail brands including JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo. We’re an experienced retailer having gained over 160 years of trading and we also have a financial services proposition, allowing our customers to spread the cost of shopping with us. We’re inclusive, as we believe in fashion without boundaries, sustainable, as we strive to make as little impact on the planet and focused on the future, as we are ALWAYS looking for ways to develop our business and serve our customers better. Our Vision as a business is that by ‘championing inclusion, we’ll become the most loved and trusted fashion retailer’. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is therefore central to our culture. We’re committed to both building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment that values equality for all.


N Brown


Griffin House

40 Lever Street


M60 6ES


Emerging Talent

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on "apply now" and submit your CV. As soon as we receive your application you will get an email notification that this has been received. We always aim to come to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us - good luck!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023