Purchasing Department Apprenticeship ADVANCED AIR (UK) LIMITED

You will be working in a small team reporting directly to the Purchasing Manager. You will assist in managing product data and inventory on our purchase control system and issue purchase orders to suppliers; you will create purchasing related reports and liaise with the wider team on stock control and dealing with day to day queries, etc..

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

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am to 2.00pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Responsibilities:

• Printing of re-order reports and raising orders

• Track orders and ensure timely delivery

• Monitor stock levels by means of re-order reports and place orders as required

• Enter new parts into Opera as required

• Liaise with customer services, internal sales and scheduling to keep abreast of Projects

• Ensuring supplier invoice details reconcile to purchase order

• Conduct administrative and support activities as and when requested

• Other duties as assigned

Eventually after training, you will be responsible for of all general administration of our purchasing and stock control system, Pegasus Opera.

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

  • The learner will be studying the Procurement and Supply Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
  • Day release to West Suffolk College.
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.
  • Other mandatory qualifications
    Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations
    Level: 3

    Ofqual regulated

    Procurement and supply assistant / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Succession planning so the vacancy could in time lead to management opportunities for the right person.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Attention to detail will be needed and confidence in talking with people outside of the organisation as well as internally.

About the employer

For over 40 years, Advanced Air has been a leading manufacturer of air distribution and fire safety systems, and provider of after sales servicing and maintenance. All products are developed, tested and manufactured at our sites in Norfolk. With a £11m turnover, 138 staff and over 150,000 ft2 of combined manufacturing and development space, Advanced Air is one of the leading names in energy efficiency, innovation and customer satisfaction.




Advanced Air, Burrell Way


IP24 3QU

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Procurement and supply assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2023