Purchasing Administrator Apprentice FERIDAX (1957) LTD

The Purchasing Administrator works with the Purchasing Team to ensure Feridax: orders product from suppliers, ensures order gets shipped, products arrive, invoices match the order, and keeps colleagues informed of changes. The position is perfect if you enjoy puzzles, troubleshooting, and are interested in the importance of supply chain management.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    20 days holiday and 8 days bank holidays (pro rata)

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:45 to 17:00 (30-minute unpaid lunch per day).

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role will typically encompass the following tasks which are explained in detail:

  • Processing invoices – receiving supplier invoice, checking against PO (purchase order), delivery note and booking in report, signing it off for accounts to pay
  • Chasing credit notes – if price or negative stock discrepancy is noted from processing the invoice, informing the supplier, receiving the credit note, signing it off for accounts to pay
  • Receiving order confirmations – check supplier’s confirmation matches the PO we issued them
  • Updating ETAs (estimated time of arrivals) – update spreadsheet with changes from freight forwarder
  • Chasing overdue POs – chasing supplier for updated ETA if it has expired
  • Inbound stock report – on a weekly basis circulate a product list to reps, marketing, and sales to advise what’s due in
  • Shipping repairs – shipping products returned under warranty to Europe for repair using DHL International shipping system
  • DPD Ireland shipments – raising shipping information for deliveries to Republic of Ireland using commodity codes, weights, and other required customs information
  • OOS (out of stock) weekly report – ensure that ordered stock will supply back-order requirement, increase order if required
  • Booking collections from suppliers – contacting the supplier, working with them to have product collected and shipped to us
  • Warehouse product enquiry – dealing with any issues from Goods Inwards relating to the above processes
  • Product Road Map – process for bringing a new product in, distribution of information to sales

The training you will be getting

Business Administration Advanced level 3 qualification.

The apprenticeship will be completed at the work place.

All training for systems and processes at Feridax will be provided by the Purchasing Director and Purchaser. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, combined with demonstrated good timekeeping, attendance, and attention to detail, you may be offered a permanent position with Feridax. You should consider your apprenticeship to be a training course and trial period for the Purchasing Administrator role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Good timekeeping, Proactive attitude, Tenacious nature, Optimistic outlook, Multi-tasking


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Grade A*-C or 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Can you reliably commute to the employer's location (Feridax (1957) Ltd, Park Lane, Halesowen, B63 2NT)?

About the employer

Feridax is the largest wholesale motorcycle apparel and hard parts distributor in the UK, and has been trading since 1957. We import and distribute some of the most well-known and premium brands in the motorcycle industry on an exclusive basis. Our site comprises several large warehouses and a small office block, but we are not open to the public, so we have few visitors. Some of the benefits our employees enjoy include: - a relaxed dress code - colleagues bring in food for their birthdays - a big canteen and break out area with free tea/coffee/hot chocolate/Cup A Soups etc. - a Christmas Party each year which is fully paid for by Feridax - benches for sitting outside in the sunshine during your breaks - entitlement to 2x 10-minute breaks per day that are paid (on top of 30-minute lunch which is unpaid) - electric vehicle chargers - separate motorcycle and bicycle shelters - free on-site parking - an on-site gym - staff discount for all the products we stock - friendly workforce




Feridax (1957) Limited

Park Lane


B63 2NT

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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

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