Safran Helicopter Engines UK Limited

Business Support Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Safran Helicopter Engines UK Limited (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £16,000.00
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm. Flexi time once passed probation period.
15 months (duration)
12 September 2022(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
31 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Do you enjoy being organised and building relationships with others? Do you want to learn a range of office skills including administration, procurement and purchasing? If so, look no further than the Business Support Apprentice role at Safran.


What will the apprentice be doing?

The Business Support Apprentice will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Learn how to control stock levels of central stationery and raising of purchase orders, this will include both Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and online portals ensuring Procure 2 Payment (P2P) is efficient
  • Learn how to book travel (general), sourcing and booking travel arrangements (both day and overnight) through approved travel agency and concur. (Taxi, car hire, flights, hotels – both national and international)

Learn functions within the Purchasing & Procurement Team, including:

  • Raising of indirect purchase orders / purchase requisitions to support operational teams (consumables, equipment, stationery etc)
  • General purchasing and procurement activities (Request for Quote (RFQ), Supplier Monitoring, Life Cycle of Purchase Order, Incoterms, SAP master data)
  • Supplier relationship engagement and purchase orders, including expediting of purchase requirements and communication as required to internal stakeholders.
  • Material management, forecasting, provisioning and procurement
  • Support existing team with reports, Key Performance Indicators (KPI's), cost saving initiatives, cost of purchasing/production analysis
  • Interact with ERP systems to identify requirements and act accordingly to ensure timely purchase orders are placed and delivery requirements are met (including invoice queries and resolution)

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

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard:

You will complete a 15 month apprenticeship which includes 10 days at the PETA training centre in Cosham. You will be supported every 6 weeks with visits from your PETA Learning & Development Coach.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship a full time position may be available together with further training opportunities.

Reality Check

Benefits: Secure car parking. Annual Leave allowance. Very supportive working environment. On site Costa and subsidy for lunch in restaurant. Health cash back plan. Pension scheme with 7% employer contribution. Health and Wellbeing events. We would encourage early submissions of applications, as these will be considered on receipt and suitable candidates invited for interview. We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early if the vacancy is filled before the closing date.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Eager to learn, Innovative, Ability to multi-task, Self-motivated

Qualifications Required

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