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Office Administration Apprentice

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About the Employer

Jonic Engineering was formed in 1966 and has been manufacturing quality hydraulic cylinders ever since.

Acquired by the present owner in 1978, the company has expanded and developed its technical and manufacturing expertise and has now established itself as a major supplier to ‘blue chip’ customers through the provision of top quality products and services.

Duties will include:

  • Raising purchase orders for all areas of the business.
  • Generating reports and processing orders through MRP System.
  • Obtaining pricing for ad hoc and purchasing requirements.
  • Negotiating better prices with existing suppliers.
  • Cost saving initiatives including finding alternative suppliers.
  • Chase late, absent deliveries from suppliers.
  • Liaising with Customers and inputting Sales orders.
  • Assisting the accounts department with Purchase Ledger.

Desired skills

  • Ability to work as a key part of the team and on own initiative
  • IT literate in Microsoft products
  • A strong communicator – able to build rapport with suppliers and customers
  • Able to work autonomously, in an organised and methodical professional manner
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Basic administration skills

Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Hardworking
  • Good mannerisms
  • Good member of the team
  • Wants to progress
  • Smart in appearance

Desired qualifications

GCSE’s at grades A*-C / 9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English

Future prospects

Permanent position after the Apprenticeship

Training to be provided

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)


Job Status: Open

Job Sectors: Manufacturing

Salary: £5.30 per hour

Duty Hours: 36

Experience: N/A

Regions: Birmingham

Location: Birmingham, B25 8EU