London and Quadrant Housing Trust

Apprentice Buyer - Higher (Level 4)

London and Quadrant Housing Trust (Employer)

The Apprentice Academy Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £21,548.00
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday 8.30am-5pm. Working across multiple sites with opportunity to work from home on occasion.
40 months (duration)
12 October 2022(start date)
8 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are offering a 3 year Procurement 'Fast Track' Apprenticeship which incorporates Level 4 CIPS Diploma. This programme is specifically designed for those starting a career in procurement with no prior experience of buying goods or services. We offer London Living Wage and a 40-month contract.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Report to and assist the Buyer with purchasing materials
  • Assist with all administration functions
  • Support and build good supplier relationships
  • Ensure compliance with current policies and procedures
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in Development & Sales and the wider organisation
  • Ensure timely and accurate receipting of deliveries and porcessing invoice queries

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will complete a Procurement ‘Fast Track’ Apprenticeship the first year covering L3 Business Admin and the 2nd and 3rd years L4 Procuement and Supply incorporating Level 4 CIPS Diploma.  The entry requirements for the apprenticeship are:

Training will be online and you will be given 20% time "off the job" for training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The next role would be Assistant Buyer, then Buyer and finally Senior Buyer

Reality Check

required to work across multiple sites

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills

Qualifications Required

Other A minimum of 2 A-Levels Grade A-C or a BTEC Dist (Grade 4-9) Essential
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