Apprentice Purchasing Assistant

BUFA COMPOSITES UK LTD

MANNINGTREE, CO11 1NH

Closes in 12 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 5 July 2024


Summary

The successful candidate will learn all aspects of the purchasing role including supplier management, Pricing and invoicing, Account maintenance, placing orders, supplier set ups, negotiation and communication skills., progress Chasing, use of ERP and MRP systems and working to ISO standards and Sustainable/Ethical purchasing.

Annual wage
£12,979.20 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Business administrator (level 3)
Hours
8am – 5pm Mon – Thursday 8am – 4pm Friday

39 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

1

Work

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

  • Business Administrator Level 3 qualification
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

Where you’ll work

FACTORY LANE

BRANTHAM

MANNINGTREE

CO11 1NH

Training

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

W S TRAINING LTD.

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.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English and Maths (grade Level 2/C/4)

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

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Patience

    About this company

    Bufa Composites UK – have been a leading supplier to the Composite Industry since 1994. We supply world class products supported by exceptional technical back up and a logistics service focused on exceeding our customers’ expectations.

    https://www.buefa-composites.com/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Potential for a permenant role within the company after the completion of the apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    W S TRAINING LTD.

    The Apprenticeship Team

    apprenticeships@wstraining.co.uk

    01284 788005

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262857.

    Apply now

    Closes in 12 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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