Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship - Purchasing EXERTIS (UK) LTD

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Closing date: 26 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Friday, 8.45am - 5.30pm with 1 hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are recruiting for an Apprentice to be based within the Purchasing Team at Hypertec Ltd.

The role of is to assist the Purchasing team to plan and manage all company procurements, ensuring an efficient procurement process and cost savings. Using excellent organisational skills and a strong desire to build relationships internally and externally, the candidate will be responsible for stock management, Supplier management, sales support and monitor and manage SLA’s.

The successful candidate will also study the Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship standard over a period of 18 months.

Duties will include:

  • Manage our backlog of purchase orders and ensure payments are being processed efficiently
  • Provide support to the Sales department with queries around stock
  • Process orders and manage through to completion
  • Monitor and manage Service Level Agreements
  • Monitor Supplier performance
  • Maintain and update accurate due dates for delivery of products into our warehouses
  • Liaise with vendors for special bid pricing and manage internal process
  • Work closely with product managers to ensure availability and stock levels
  • Oversee inbound movement of goods from suppliers
  • Organise inbound shipment of goods
  • Resolution of warehouse dispute notices
  • Communicate with and support sales team
  • Demonstrate a strong awareness of and commitment to Ethics and Compliance and the DCC Group Code of Conduct

The training you will be getting

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Weekly attendance at New College Swindon (term time only)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible permanent position within the business after successful completion of apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Administrative skills, Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Willingness to take ownership


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

Things to consider

25 days holiday plus bank holidays Social events Health care cash plan paid for by the company Income protection Scheme Employee Assistance programme Loyalty awards for key service milestones Cycle to Work Scheme Enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental leave Holiday purchase scheme Award-winning Learning & Development team Internal career opportunities You will need to complete pre-screening paperwork and have a chat with New College to discuss any experience, interest in the apprenticeship and how it is delivered You will need to complete initial assessments in maths and English By submitting your application, you confirm that you are happy for New College Swindon to share your information with the employer as part of the application process

About the employer

Exertis is an industry leading distributor of technology products and specialist services. Our customers are retailers and companies that resell technology products that people use every day in their home, office or whilst on the move. Chances are these products have passed through one of our logistic centres or that a technology solution has been prescribed by one of our expert teams.




Hypertec, Unit E

Aerial Business Park, Lambourn Woodlands


RG17 7RZ

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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


Kirsty Bain


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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 26 Jul 2024