Apprentice Procurement Assistant



Closes in 11 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 2 July 2024


An exciting opportunity for those seeking an administrative role in a procurement team. You'll join a structured training program, gain valuable procurement admin skills, while earning a salary and a qualification. Starting with a Business Admin Level 3 Apprenticeship, with the potential to progress to a Procurement and Supply CIPS Apprenticeship.

Annual wage
£16,500 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Business administrator (level 3)
Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.30pm, Friday 8.45am to 4.30pm 1 hour lunch break.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August


1 Year 5 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

You will start on a Business Administration level 3 Apprenticeship. 

Training is remote and includes online live learning sessions with a tutor and coach and also online learning resources to develop your administration and procurement capabilities.

You will learn business tools, techniques and approaches, combining knowledge learnt with practical application.

Where you’ll work




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An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Business administrator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Skilled in the use of multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation in order to: write letters or emails, create proposals, perform financial processes, record and analyse data. Examples include MS Office or equivalent packages. Able to choose the most appropriate IT solution to suit the business problem. Able to update and review databases, record information and produce data analysis where required.
  • Produces accurate records and documents including: emails, letters, files, payments, reports and proposals. Makes recommendations for improvements and present solutions to management. Drafts correspondence, writes reports and able to review others' work. Maintains records and files, handles confidential information in compliance with the organisation's procedures. Coaches others in the processes required to complete these tasks.
  • Exercises proactivity and good judgement. Makes effective decisions based on sound reasoning and is able to deal with challenges in a mature way. Seeks advice of more experienced team members when appropriate.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships within their own team and across the organisation. Demonstrates ability to influence and challenge appropriately. Becomes a role model to peers and team members, developing coaching skills as they gain area knowledge.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, in writing or on digital platforms. Uses the most appropriate channels to communicate effectively. Demonstrates agility and confidence in communications, carrying authority appropriately. Understands and applies social media solutions appropriately. Answers questions from inside and outside of the organisation, representing the organisation or department.
  • Completes tasks to a high standard. Demonstrates the necessary level of expertise required to complete tasks and applies themself to continuously improve their work. Is able to review processes autonomously and make suggestions for improvements. Shares administrative best-practice across the organisation e.g. coaches others to perform tasks correctly. Applies problem-solving skills to resolve challenging or complex complaints and is a key point of contact for addressing issues.
  • Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time in order to successfully meet deadlines. Positively manages the expectations of colleagues at all levels and sets a positive example for others in the workplace. Makes suggestions for improvements to working practice, showing understanding of implications beyond the immediate environment (e.g. impact on clients, suppliers, other parts of the organisation). Manages resources e.g. equipment or facilities. Organises meetings and events, takes minutes during meetings and creates action logs as appropriate. Takes responsibility for logistics e.g. travel and accommodation.
  • Uses relevant project management principles and tools to scope, plan, monitor and report. Plans required resources to successfully deliver projects. Undertakes and leads projects as and when required.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths and English (grade 4 to 9)
    • Min of 2 subjects (grade A-C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    We understand that starting a new job can be daunting, but don’t worry! You will be supported throughout your journey by a network of mentors. They will help you achieve your qualifications and progress along your apprenticeship journey. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Apply now and take the first step towards a bright future.

    About this company

    Cyclops is a dynamic electronic component distributor focused on delivering outstanding service, with industry leading quality and dependability. We specialise in the procurement and delivery of electronic components and parts for a wide variety of industries from the world's leading manufacturers. We are a family run company who like to offer progression to all who want to develop themselves for a career. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    On sucessful completion of the Business Administration qualification, you will have the opportunity to discuss progression to a Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship gaining a CIPS qualification, which is a nationally recognised qualification.

    Apprenticeship is a level entry role leading onto Buyer and Senior Buyer positions.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Claire Thomson


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261074.

    Apply now

    Closes in 11 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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