Supply Chain Apprentice THORNTON & ROSS LIMITED

Joining us as a Supply Chain Apprentice means you get an opportunity to take on responsibility from day one. The role has a wide and varied remit rotating around Customer Experience, Demand Management, Supply and Inventory Management, Artwork and Logistics teams, developing your knowledge and experience.

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We offer a competitive salary of £16,500 to be reviewed on a regular basis in alignment with achievement of your study modules and work performance plus 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and the opportunity to buy an additional 5 days leave.

  • Working week

    38 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

On a day to day basis your key responsibilities will include:

  • Take responsibility for managing a small customer group/ portfolio of products in one of our business hubs.
  • Forecasting product demand and supply and managing inventory health.
  • Coordinate transportation and distribution activities.
  • Managing the customer experience for your customers.
  • Collaborating with various internal stakeholders such as Sales, Marketing, Finance, Production, Procurement, Product Development and Regulatory to ensure a smooth Supply Chain performance.
  • Generate reports on key performance indicators to track and evaluate and develop supply chain performance.

The training you will be getting

This role is specifically aimed at individuals who are passionate about supply chain and are looking for their first step on their career ladder in a Supply Chain function.

Alongside your role, you will undertake the Supply Chain Practitioner (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Management to achieve your qualification through a mixture of on-site and academic learning.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following the apprenticeship, there may be options for a permanent role at the end of the 2 year programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Business (Grade 4 or above) Desired
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired

About the employer

Thornton & Ross, part of the Stada group, are one of the UK's fastest-growing, leading producers of household pharmaceutical products & own some of the country's most loved brands such as Covonia®, Hedrin®, Cetraben® as well as the leading disinfectant Zoflora®. Many people in the UK will have a product from Thornton & Ross somewhere at home. We are also a trusted & reliable provider of prescription products, including emollients, bone health products & generics to the NHS with 100 years’ heritage behind us and we have ambitions to double the size of our business in the next 3-5 years.




STADA UK - Third Floor Globe Mill

Bridge Street




Lynne Davies

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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

Supply chain practitioner (fast moving consumer good) (previously Operator Manager)

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

All applications should be submitted through the STADA Careers page on the link provided. Following the closing date, group assessments will be arranged which will consist of group exercises and one-to-one interviews.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Feb 2024