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Purchasing Assistant

Welsh Government
GC Components Unit 3A Whitebeam Court Rhodfa Ty Du, Nelson Treharris CF46 6PQ
National minimum wage
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship


• Learning the profession of a buyer who knows how to source, negotiate and place orders on suppliers worldwide
• Supporting the current buyers of the company with purchasing, progressing orders and so ensuring that the parts come into our goods-in department in good time before the requested delivery date by our customers.
• Good team player essential as it is the team that makes this business successful
• Be flexible and willing to support in other areas of the business as and when required.

Additional information

Hours of work are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Compulsory shutdown at Christmas as this is the only time of the year that the business closes.



• Keen to join the team in a very business company that buys and sells electronic, electrical and electro-mechanical parts worldwide.
• Good general education including GCSE Mathematics and English.
• Commitment to completing a NVQ level 2 (Business)
• Reliable, trustworthy and punctual.
• Full driving licence desirable.
• Flexible in being willing to support in other areas of the business.
• Good IT skills
• Good telephone manner
• Good organisational skills


5 GCSEs or above with Maths and English at grade C or above.
• Full driving licence desirable


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Business Admin

About the employer

GC Components Unit 3A Whitebeam Court
Rhodfa Ty Du, Nelson
CF46 6PQ

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

To be held at the employer premises.


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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