Apprentice Purchasing/Sales Admin Cabinair Services Ltd

Apprentice Purchasing/Sales Admin for an Aircraft Interiors Repair Services company based in Letchworth. You will undertake your Level 3 business Administration qualification. As part of your position you will be monitoring of PO/Delivery date, following up with suppliers on a daily basis and you will identify the need of the company and discuss with the ops team if minimum inventory levels are required and when required monitor the levels and product quality.

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

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Closing date: 10 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm with 30 mins lunch.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Sourcing the components and purchasing them
  • Quoting the customer for a sale of stock/brokered component
  • Collecting orders request from other departments
  • Reaching out to vendors, new or existing, in order to negotiate prices and term of sales
  • In case of new vendor, the candidate will be requested to add the new supplier in the system after the logistic manager review and approve the new supplier documents and info
  • Once the best price in the market has been obtained, the candidate will be required to process the PO in the ERP system and send the PO out to the customer
  • Purchase non-stock items and commercial buys, both on standing orders and for specific requirements
  • Logging all PO and making sure PO/Stock is received in the ERP system correctly
  • Building good relationship with Vendor, once the relationship has been established discover the potential of purchasing more stock to re-sell in the aftermarket
  • Understand and adhere to Import/Export Control regulations where relevant
  • Represent the company off-site during trade show if required. UK and Outside Uk travels might be required
  • Ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with relevant company and Health and Safety procedures
  • Once the Purchasing requirement are achieved and the candidate is confident in the sourcing process and understanding of the ERP system, Sales task would be the additional requirement for the role
  • Quoting new and existing customer on stock and non-stock items
  • Sourcing stock to satisfy the customer rfq
  • Add new customer into Cabinair ERP system, following quality procedure
  • Constantly seek improvement in all activities to maximise productivity and minimise cost
  • Any other duties as may be required by the BDM or Commercial Director
  • CabinAir Office

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration, including NVQ and functional skills maths and English
  • Work based learning

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A great opportunity to develop your career with an employer who supports continuing professional development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Desired

About the employer

A 'one stop'​ service for all your aircraft cabin interior needs., We are cabin interior refurbishment experts., SATTO Approved Repair Station, Repairs to composite and plastic components, Aviation Interior Specialist, Working on-wing or in our workshops, Laminating service, Full upholstery service, and Seat sales.


Cabinair Services Ltd


Aerospace Logistics Centre

Fifth Avenue

Letchworth Garden City


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Jan 2024