Buying Apprentice SEASALT LIMITED

You’ll provide administrative support throughout the buying cycle, exposing you to all end-to-end processes and contributing to Seasalt achieving our sales and profit targets. You’ll work through tasks across sample management, data input into our Product Lifecycle Management System, critical path maintenance, trade reporting and meeting support.

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

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    As one of our apprentices, you will be on a 2-year fixed term contract starting in September 2024. Your working hours will be 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    2 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Critical path’s enable us to create an efficient and effective timeline throughout product production, ensuring each stage is completed on time. You’ll monitor products production progress from purchase orders being sent through to critical path emails from our suppliers’, ensuring data is uploaded into the system, samples are received on time and logged on our systems at each stage of the product lifecycle. With support from the Assistant Buyer, you’ll ensure all approvals are sent within set timelines and update the wider team on progress.

On a weekly basis you’ll complete a top 10 bestseller report and support in sample management for weekly trade meetings. Throughout the apprenticeship you’ll enhance your understanding of the weekly trade cycle, priorities, and provide support in meetings where appropriate. You’ll also work on lessons learnt and regularly review competition, highlighting anything significant back to the team.

You’ll look after the full set of buying samples, including receipting, posting, storing and sharing with other departments where necessary, such as Photography, Technical and Design teams. Within sample management you’ll be responsible for samples at all stages of the product lifecycle; ensuring they are presented well for sign off, stored effectively in the cupboards and sent to the Distribution Centre in line with priorities.

The training you will be getting

  • With support from your line manager and the Training & Early Career Advisor, you will be working towards a Level 4 Buying & Merchandising standard qualification.
  • This will give you an opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge of business functions as well as gaining experience within the Buying & Merchandising departments.  
  • 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

  • An apprenticeship is a great way to start your career, with the opportunity to progress into roles such as Buyers Admin Assistant, Assistant Buyer, or exploring other departments within Product.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 3-9) Essential

Things to consider

Please note, as part of our Seasalt Connected approach to ways of working, this role will be based flexibly across our Cornwall head office locations - Falmouth (primarily) and Redruth for a minimum of two days per week – and working remotely from home.

About the employer

At Seasalt we live and breathe our product and are proud of the exceptional quality and level of care we take in design and sourcing, to deliver beautiful garments which are loved by our customers. Based on the Cornish coast, we're a multi-channel lifestyle brand with over 70 shops across the UK & Ireland, over 400 wholesale stockists and a growing online business. We are passionate about developing our people and our community. One of the ways we are doing this is through apprenticeships! If you’re ready to embark on your career journey, a Seasalt apprenticeship could be for you. community. One of the ways we are doing this is through apprenticeships! If you’re ready to embark on your career journey, a Seasalt apprenticeship could be for you.




Unit 8 Falmouth Business Park

Bickland Water Road


TR11 4SZ


Amber Fry

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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

Buying and merchandising assistant

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Jun 2024