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Buying and Merchandising Apprentice

Early Years Resources
Unit 9 The Furrows, Merlin Park Estate, Off Barton Dock Road, Stretford, M32 0SZ
£10,296.00 annually
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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What you will do in your working day

Early Years Resources is a market-leading educational resources company serving primary schools, nursery schools, day care providers, teachers, childminders and parents internationally since 1992.

At Early Years Resources, we have been growing rapidly and now we are looking to expand our buying team. We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Buying Administrator to join the EYR family Working within a small team means a higher quality of training where we take into consideration how you like to learn.

At EYR we are a collaborative business, and you will gain experience and insight across many of our internal departments.

  • Conduct market comp shops to inform the team
  • Assistant with the product creation process including ecommerce merchandising
  • Photography assistance with support from the Assistant Buyer
  • NPI form management with support from the Assistant Buyer
  • Awareness of the critical path to ensure new products progress.
  • Review weekly market changes to present in trade meetings
  • Ensure costings and price changes are updated correctly
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with internal departments
  • Attend key UK trade shows

The training you will be getting

You will complete an apprenticeship in Buying & Merchandising Level 4.

Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of your Level 4 Buying and Merchandising apprenticeship, you may be offered the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship programme or work with Early Years Resources as a permanent member of the team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Administrative skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Patience, Initiative


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

Things to consider

National Apprenticeship Wage is £5.28 p/h however this will increase in April 2024 to £6.40 p/h.

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