Purchasing Assistant Apprentice JOHN VEITCH LIMITED

To support the purchasing department in coordinate the purchasing, and organisation of the supply chain process, for all materials, goods and services required by the company to meet customer requirements. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a level 3 qualification.

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

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8..30am - 4.00pm on Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Supply Chain Functions:
• To assist in the purchasing of all materials, goods and services to ensure in line with the relevant documentation and to meet customer order requirements
• To assist in placing and managing purchase Orders according to the purchase requisition or customer contract
• To liaise with the marketing department & the supplier to ensure label artwork is supplied on time.
• To assist in determining Customer requirements before shipping of the product
• To assist in ensuring product deadlines and timescales are met, approvals are sought before shipment is released and co-ordinate with suppliers / partners ensuring that the stock meets the quality required
• To assist in arranging for samples to be produced
• To assist in the organisation, follow-up and monitoring of the logistics of all Purchase Orders until goods are delivered as per order requirements
• To assist in the production of all relevant documentation i.e. invoices, certificates, etc. ensuring full traceability of the products and adhering to set standards
• To update systems, ensuring all processes are documented and all necessary documentation provided to accompany the stock
• To support relations with current suppliers to the highest levels and liaise with suppliers to resolve any outstanding queries and issues

• To assist in the coordination of shipping functions related to orders.

Sales Support
• To assist in providing information / Quotations in a timely manner
• To assist in providing support to all sales functions.
• To ensure that any time delays are communicated at the earliest opportunity.

General Administrative support to the Supply Chain Team Leader:
• To organise, plan and prioritise work - developing specific goals and plans to prioritise and meet deadlines.
• To support customer services for product re-calls, product traceability and disaster planning
• To assist with administrative tasks
• To support the preparation of presentations, reporting and analysis
• Take pride in your work and have a can-do attitude.
• Be organised, assertive and have a good eye for detail.
• Be able to manage multiple workloads and work to timely demands.
• Have strong prioritising skills.
• Be able to think on your feet and have an innovative approach to your work.
• Must be a team player, and work as an active team member to complete team goals, but also be able to work on own initiative.
• Be a good problem solver and be able to think outside the box to find the best solutions.
• Ability to work quickly under pressure to hit deadlines
• Have the desire to learn and progress within the industry.
• Have good verbal and written communication skills to liaise effectively with suppliers and colleagues.


Personal Qualities Required:
• Self-motivated and driven with a positive and hardworking attitude
• The ability to work in a team
• Excellent communication skills - maintain a professional manner when communicating to both internal and external customers
• Excellent time management and organisational skills
• Encourages high standards in others and share learning / ideas– working as a team to achieve team/business goals

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

The successful candidate will work towards a Level 3 in Business Admin.

Where a business administrator has not already achieved Level 2 English and maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To be discussed on completion of apprenticeship.

Potential job opportunities or progression to higher level apprenticeships.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, good eye for detail, a can-do attitude., strong prioritising skills, Self-motivated and driven, time management skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Grade 4/C or Above) Desired

About the employer

JVL specialise in importing and distributing doormats, basket ware and homeware products. With multiple routes to market.








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Training provider



Sinead O'halloran


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2023