Apprentice Purchasing Assistant/Business Administrator TOTALKARE LTD

An exciting opportunity to join the friendly team at TotalKare supporting the purchasing manager in the administration of purchasing and procurement within the business. Learning from the experienced team you will gain a range of skills in this varied role developing confidence in expertise in purchasing.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm, Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. 1 hour unpaid lunch each day.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 May 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is a varied role offering general administrative support for the purchasing team and reporting into the Purchasing Manager.  The purchasing department liaise and support all other departments including Warehouse/logistics, Service, Sales, Finance, Marketing and HR.

The role will include:

  • Raising Purchase Orders
  • Expediting/Chasing orders
  • Stock takes
  • Data Entry
  • Small IT Projects (e.g. updating systems)
  • Forecasting
  • Demand planning
  • Import/Export
  • Dealing with suppliers
  • General office support such as answering emails and making/receiving phone calls.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard.

In house training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis with the current finance team. You will not be required to attend Dudley College premises as the course is delivered in the workplace only. An assessor will be allocated to you to progress / help you through you course.

Continual assessments, coupled with assignments / or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 3 qualification.

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

There will be ongoing, on the job training from this Employer.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Stable career with continuous training and development. We prefer to hire from within. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Motivated, Personable, Engaged


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Apprentice will be required to go into the warehouse from time to time therefore age needs to be considered for our insurance purposes.

About the employer

As the UKs leading provider of lifting and testing solutions for heavy duty commercial workshops, with a reputation for excellent customer service, its our people that provide the foundation for our success. Totalkare is a dynamic, forward-thinking company with a working environment where people are encouraged to realise their full potential while feeling valued and cared for, putting the customer at the forefront of everything we do. Working at Totalkare, together we strive to achieve our mission statement, to be equipment and service experts for commercial vehicle workshops. To do this, everyone is supported to feel challenged, appreciated, united, secure and empowered in their role. If you're proud of where you work, invested in the company's values and love what you do, you'll produce incredible results working at Totalkare.









Jessica Porter

0121 585 2724

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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


Julie Perks

01384 363314

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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