Procurement Administrator Apprentice Sow Easy

EXCITING POSITION! We are looking for a candidate to assist the Business and Procurement team. We’re a small family business so the role is also about ‘rolling up your sleeves’ and supporting the team with ad-hoc office tasks. This is a great opportunity to start your career in business and APPLY NOW!

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm (1-hour unpaid lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Processing all orders through the ERP system, from release through to delivery (training will be given)
  • Including all purchase orders to suppliers, and artwork proofs and tracking details to clients
  • Updating and managing the production scheduler ensuring good communication with sales
  • Answering inbound calls
  • General business administrative tasks
  • Assist with assembly and fulfilment including external drops and picks
  • Receive goods in and out including labelling, bookings etc.
  • Processing imports and exports in compliance with regulations and legislations
  • Manage the client sampling process including post office drops
  • Sourcing components including raw materials
  • Maintain all production records
  • Carry out regular stock takes and update the ERP system
  • Ensure stock levels are maintained and accurate
  • FIFO: First In First Out of stock control

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

Level 3 Business Administrator Standard, which includes:

  • Modules covering Skills, Knowledge, and Behaviours in Business
  • You'll have a personal tutor to guide you through your training
  • You will attend 1:1 sessions with your tutor every 2/3 weeks
  • End Point Assessment (online)
  • Occasional group classes with other learners
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in maths & English if required
  • Business Administrator Certificate from IFATE and City & Guilds

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What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Yes, if the apprentice excels in the role, we would be willing to make this permanent offering between £22k - £24k.We like to promote training to all our team. This role should evolve to procurement executive and then manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Performance and company bonus scheme, 23 days (excluding bank holidays), Birthday & Christmas Eve off, Quarterly & annual socials, Free lunch once a week.

About the employer

We want to save the marketing industry from an environmental nightmare by offering quick & easy access to plant-based promotional products that consumers want to keep. Since 1988, we have manufactured and supplied seed & plant promotional products to the marketing industry. We are a forward-thinking company with big ambitions, delivering over 2.5m products a year. We are a growing business with a flexible approach to work, so we roll up our sleeves and work together to look after our valued customers. We are also a Living Wage employer, SEDEX members and on route to being carbon neutral.


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Training provider



Lilly Spake

02380 004 210

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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