Business Administrator Apprentice DOORCO LTD

We are looking for an individual who has strong organisation skills, good attention to detail and strong ambition to commit to a career in purchasing or business administration. You will be working towards your Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Qualification.

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Closing date: 26 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Rate of pay is £7.32 per hour for the first year of the apprenticeship

  • Working week

    Mon – Fri (0800 – 1700) with a 1-hour break

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The apprentice will learn all elements of a purchasing department, and this is a great way to start your career. We have proven success in supporting Apprentices and their learning. We are Investors in People recognised. Your role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the sourcing of new suppliers
  • Managing open PO’s and chasing suppliers for order updates and feeding back any potential issues with supply to the wider business
  • Maintaining a clean order book and keeping backorders to a minimum
  • Raising orders as required by the business and ensuring the purchase approvals process is adhered to
  • Support and contribution to higher value activities such as capital expenditure
  • Assisting with the monitoring spend and trend analysis, cost-benefit analysis saving profile - forecast and actual
  • Assist with supplier reviews or in developing reports for other parties, such as the Purchasing Manager or Supply Chain Manager
  • Working with management to develop procurement documents (e.g., templates and T&C’s)
  • Basic understanding of regulations, internal policies, and procedures, to educate the wider business areas and adopt commercial best practice
  • Supporting development of consistent procurement processes and procedures
  • Having strong customer focus, commercial acumen and a pro-active approach striving to meet the demands of customers in a timely manner
  • Supporting supplier negotiation and help to ensure value for money deals are obtained
  • Collating relevant management information to report to the wider procurement team and in preparation for internal/external audits.
  • Working with internal and external clients to facilitate a wide range of procurement processes
  • Ensuring all procurement systems and databases are managed, maintained and information cleansed for accurate reporting
  • Being responsive to customer enquiries and support contract and supplier management activity across a range of commercial areas
  • Building excellent working relationships with peers, colleagues, customers, suppliers, and other external stakeholders
  • Providing prompt procurement system advice to buyers, across the business, to enable compliance and best practice
  • Providing timely returns and accurate statistical data as required ensuring that Commercial data are recorded

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Qualification.

Functional Skills (if required).

Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be a full time position available upon the successful completition of this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

In return you will receive the following Benefits: • Competitive rate of pay • 31 Days holiday (inc bank holidays) • Company pension scheme • Colleague benefits portal with a range of retail & leisure discounts • Development opportunities • Holiday buy and sell scheme • Health Care Cash Plan • Employee Assistance Programme • Discounted gym membership • Staff recognition awards • Christmas and Summer Parties • Values Awards

About the employer

DOORCO is the leading innovator in the composite door industry, with a reputation for building the highest quality doors to match the increasing industry demands, DOORCO also offer a wide range of door designs appealing to both the commercial and retail sector and are consistently bringing new products to the market.







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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


Maxim Business Training


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

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