Apprentice Procurement and Sales Administrator BILLINGTON FOODS LIMITED

Billington Foods are searching for an apprentice to provide administrative support to our sales and procurement teams. You’ll be trained and supported, learning about the wider business, to ensure our customers receive the best possible service. This varied and interesting role would suit someone ambitious who wants to progress internally.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £11.44 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 09.00 - 17.00.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Billington Foods is excited to offer a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to join our team at our Scunthorpe office on Arkwright Way. As an Apprentice, you will play a vital role in supporting our sales and procurement teams. This apprenticeship provides an excellent chance to gain hands-on experience with opportunities for internal development and progression.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with our procurement and sales teams to learn about our business and understand how to provide exceptional service to our customers.
  • Communicate confidently and effectively via telephone and email, demonstrating excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Establish, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with key suppliers, existing customers, and potential new clients.
  • Perform data entry and update internal records accurately.
  • Respond to email enquiries and answer telephone calls professionally.
  • Work with customers to resolve complaints efficiently.
  • Learn our sales processes with the goal of becoming more involved in direct sales.
  • Assist with all aspects of general administration.
  • Undertake all other associated duties as required.


  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications, including Microsoft Office.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in handling administrative tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with colleagues.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges.
  • Enthusiasm and ambition for career progression.

As an apprentice you will work from our office on Arkwright Way in Scunthorpe. You will receive regular visit from an Apprenticeship Trainer, as well as being supporter by our own knowledgeable and friendly team.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administrator qualification
  • A bespoke programme of practical, technical and vocational learning
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if applicable)
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Billington Foods are offering this position with a view to the role becoming permanent for the right candidate, with opportunity for internal progression. A professional and career driven individual would flourish in this role. We are committed to investing in training and development, and with our wealth of industry knowledge, the right candidate will have a long and successful career.

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, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Confident, Excellent telephone manner


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

Things to consider

Billington Foods is based on Arkwright Way in Scunthorpe (DN16 1AL). This site isn’t on a bus route. Please check the location and ensure you would be able to travel to work on a daily basis.

About the employer

Billington Foods is a vibrant and rapidly growing company, born from the merger of two industry-leading food manufacturers. As part of the prestigious Billington Group, we have a rich heritage and a bright future ahead. Our passion lies in creating delicious food for all occasions, whether at home, out of home, or on the go. We proudly serve the UK’s Foodservice, Retail, and B2B markets, offering a wide range of products, including chilled and frozen sauces, soups, frozen pies, and desserts. Our popular Glorious! Soups brand, which promotes health and wellness, is a testament to our commitment to quality and innovation and can be found in supermarkets across the UK. At Billington Foods, our state-of-the-art factories in Scunthorpe and Wellingborough are where the magic happens. Our Scunthorpe site oversees the full product lifecycle—from ingredient preparation and cooking to packing and dispatching—ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety at every stage. Our innovation and development teams are dedicated to creating products that not only meet but exceed customer expectations. We believe our greatest asset is our people. We strive to foster a safe, inclusive, and supportive work environment where everyone feels valued and inspired. We celebrate diverse thinking, which is fundamental to our innovation and continuous improvement. At Billington Foods, you will be part of a team that is passionate about making high-quality products and constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Joining Billington Foods means being part of a company that values your ideas, supports your growth, and celebrates your success. If you are passionate about food and innovation and want to make a difference, Billington Foods is the place for you. Come be a part of our journey and help us create the best food experiences for our customers.




Arkwright Way


DN16 1AL

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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


Grimsby Institute Apprenticeship Team

0800 012 6656

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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