Apprentice Purchasing Assistant @ Unisurge International Ltd

Key Training
CB8 0BF, Newmarket
£173.25 to £334.13 (National minimum apprenticeship according to age)
01 Apr 2021
01 May 2021
Start Date
18-24 months
  • Working week
    • Monday-Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm (with a 30-minute lunch)
    • Total hours per week: 37.50
  • Weekly wage £173.25 to £334.13
  • Expected duration 18 months
  • Possible start date 12 Apr 2021
  • Apprenticeship level Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Vacancy description

Our Client is looking for an Apprentice Purchasing Assistant to join their friendly and professional team.

Established in 1988, Unisurge is a trusted manufacturer and supplier of practitioner-specified procedure packs, dressing packs, medical disposable and theatre products to health care professionals. Unisurge International are offering an apprentice a fantastic opportunity to develop their current skillset with the potential of gaining a full time job at the end of the apprenticeship if successful.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an experienced team, work towards a well-respected qualification and earn an excellent wage! The successful individual will have the opportunity to progress and grow within a well-respected company with the position of a Business Administrator available at the end of the apprenticeship for the right candidate.

The job role is varied but the main duties will include:

  • Raise Purchase Orders to fulfil raw material requirements through the MRP system
  • Raise Purchase Orders for non-stock items including advertising and consumables
  • Negotiate prices with suppliers for raw materials
  • Liaise with Contracts Department to obtain prices for items not currently purchased
  • Constantly review current pricing levels to ensure best possible price and to enable effective competition in the market
  • Liaise with warehouse and accounts departments regarding invoice and delivery queries
  • Liaise with support staff to ensure that a Purchasing Component Questionnaire is completed by all suppliers of new products and pass to Quality Control Department for evaluation
  • Deal with freight forwarding agents regarding shipments to the UK
  • Raise return orders for incorrectly delivered goods and notify the Accounts Department
  • Contact suppliers in order chase overdue deliveries and notify Production of items that are on backorder
  • To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Innovative
  • Flexible
  • Organised
  • Hard working
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

A-C/ 7-4 grades in maths and English are strongly desired however not essential in applying for this position.

Future prospects

The apprentice will have the opportunity to progress into a full time role after the apprenticeship period, if successful.

Things to consider

Please apply via the following link:

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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