Purchasing Apprentice (L2)

Employer: Kloeckner Metals Ltd

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate

Apprenticeship duration: 12 months

Possible start date: 28th May 2018

Working week: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.15pm, 37.5 hours per week

The role will be split across the Dudley and Kidderminster sites.


  • To assist the stainless, aluminium, flat products and long products purchasing teams
  • Cover all product groups – S&A, long products, tubular and flat products
  • Administrative type duties
  • Raising purchase orders, checking order acknowledgements, booking in of stock at depots, order progression (chasing mills), checking order balances (and closing). Running reports on SAP, collation and checking of test certifications
  • Any other administrative duties
  • Attend and observe any meetings with suppliers alongside stock managers
  • Stock management at depots – booking in

Desired skills:


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office packages Word / Excel / Outlook
  • Good telephone manner
  • Able to work with and without supervision
  • Ability to successfully work to deadlines


  • Previous experience working in an administration capacity
  • Analytical, attention to detail, commercial acumen, ability to deal with people.

Personal qualities:

  • Willingness to learn

Desired qualifications:


  • Core GCSEs minimum 5 of D and above
  • GCSE C or above in Maths


  • Two A levels or equivalent

Training provider:

  • Full training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required
  • You will be working towards a NVQ L2 Admin qualification
  • An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through your course
  • Continual assessment for NVQ's coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study
  • Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week

Apprenticeship framework: Business and Administration