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Purchasing Administrator Apprentice

Welsh Government
Birwelco Unit House, Elba Business Park Elba Cres Swansea SA1 8QE
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Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


• Typing Purchase Orders and updating records.
• Maintaining and controlling documentation.
• Administration of Material Requisitions, and Quotations.
• Answering telephone calls from Material Suppliers.
• Progress chasing of Material Suppliers.
• Administration of material, and delivery issues.
• Scanning documentation for Materials administration and Control.
• Filling Purchasing documentation.
• At times you will need to help in other areas of the business.

Additional information

This Admin Apprenticeship will involve undertaking a Level 2 Business Admin Apprenticeship course. In this role you will be part of an experienced team in the Engineering Department.
This will be an office-based apprenticeship. Training and Support will be given to the candidate to fulfil the required role.
There are progression opportunities within our company, and the right candidate could go onto the role of either an Engineering Buyer, or SQA Engineer.
Depending on performance the company could also help towards further qualifications.



• Good attention to detail
• Knowledge of basic Microsoft software's such as Word, Excel and Power Point
• Good typing skills
• Punctual
• Presentable
• Willingness to learn
• Proactive


Educated to GCSE level


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Business Admin

About the employer

Birwelco Unit House, Elba Business Park
Elba Cres

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements



Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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