We are a construction employer of choice with an established and vibrant apprenticeship scheme. Would you like to join us as an Apprentice Buyer, working within our procurement department to begin your career in purchasing?

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Closing date: 24 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday; 09:00 - 17:00 (1-hour unpaid lunch)

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 May 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will work under the direction and guidance of an experienced Buyer to become proficient in your role and gain the relevant qualifications to meet the guidelines and achieve the Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

You will assist your mentor in completing various tasks including:

  • Producing purchase orders
  • Checking supplier invoices
  • Other general duties

We set high standards for our apprentices and reward them with career progression opportunities and continual training.  Our apprentices can expect to enjoy long-term careers - many have been with us since the company was founded 25 years ago.

A key requirement of this role is that you attend college on a day release basis and complete all coursework / work-based assignments and assessments in the workplace.  You will be enrolled at a college and will study for L3 Construction Support Technician.

We nurture the talent and commitment of our apprentices and support them through their training to become qualified in their roles.

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

During the apprenticeship you will complete the Level 3 Construction Support Technician Apprenticeship Standard. This is delivered on a day release basis at Sheffield College - City Campus (S2 2RL). 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The Horbury group comprises 7 companies, enjoys a turnover in excess of £100m and employs around 1,000 people. This means we have unrivalled resource levels and delivery capability within every one of our specialist sectors. This also means that individual employees can benefit from career advancement and diversify into other disciplines.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Proactive


GCSE or equivalent 4 Including English (Grade 4/C and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/B and above) Essential

Things to consider

Flexibility may be required to visit sites and suppliers from time to time. You must be prepared to learn the various requirements of your role and attain the relevant technical qualification.

About the employer

Horbury was originally formed in 1992 and initially specialised in drylining and fire protection business. Through acquisition and organic growth, we have expanded into a group of specialist contracting business offering the full compendium of internal fit out trades. Current specialist trades undertaken by Horbury Group include: Drylining and partitioning, structural fire protection, SFS, suspended ceilings, demountable glazed screens, carpets, vinyl and timber flooring, ceramic tiling, resin & screed flooring, joinery installation, joinery manufacturing, FF&E, external wall insulation, planned maintenance and facilities management. This holistic approach to construction specialisms has led to a group of 6 companies each with the right level of specialist knowledge and experience to give our clients the service they require. The Horbury Group now enjoys a turnover more than £100m and employs around 1,000 people ensuring we have unrivalled resource levels and delivery capability within every one of our specialist sectors. Our Regional offices in London and South Wales & The Midlands complement our Yorkshire Headquarters and ensure we have full national coverage, but by maintaining our original concept of trade specific subsidiaries we remain flexible to carry out even the smallest project, giving us a project range of £10k through to £15m. However, it is our ability to carry out multi-trade fit out packages that truly sets the Horbury Group apart from our competitors, where even the most complex projects can be carried out using only our own staff and skilled trades people thus ensuring we have full control over programme coordination, quality and commercial issues without the need to engage external subcontractors.




South Grove House South Grove


South Yorkshire

S60 2AF

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Training provider



Stewart Parsisson

Apprenticeship standard

Construction support technician

Level 3 (A level)

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