Business Administrator- Commercial and Purchasing Apprentice METAL ASSEMBLIES LTD

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding manufacturing business. You will get the opportunity to become responsible for purchasing all materials used within the business, as well as day to day commercial activities with the current customer base. You will learn all activities within the commercial team and Metal Assemblies.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7.00am - 4.00pm, Friday 7.00am - 12.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main job duties:

  • Gaining a fundamental understanding of our MRP system, which will allow access to significant information required by the projects team
  • Obtaining working knowledge of digital systems, including Decade, Kapture, Maintain X and Power BI Dashboard
  • Gain knowledge on all activities within the shop floor, and a fundamental understanding of manufacturing
  • Be able to understand how our products are costed, and the effect any changes can have on the Gross Margin of a part
  • Gaining better understanding of all our main customers, the relationships and all key commercial requirements
  • To learn how to generate supplier schedules and purchase orders, how this is developed, planned and issued
  • Understand how to monitor and measure all suppliers
  • To know how and where all raw materials, bought out parts and sub-contract parts are stored and how this stock is controlled
  • Understand all activities related to Goods Inwards, material deliveries, supplier timeslots and general stock identification and control

The training you will be getting

This is an 18 - month Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship.

You will be required to attend Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills, University of Wolverhampton, Springfield Campus, Grimstone Street, Wolverhampton, WV10 0JP, 2 days per week over a 5 - week period as part of the apprenticeship delivery. You will also have monthly assessor visits to see you at the company.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential to have a full time position within the Commercial team with a chance to grow within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Metal Assemblies is a progressive, forward - thinking producer of presswork and welded assemblies. An impressive range of plant and equipment, continual investment in improved processes and a mix of IT and skilled knowledgeable people, has enabled the company to grow to become one of the most dynamic of its kind in the UK.







B70 9DD

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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


Alex Jones

01922 457686

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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