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Join Our Team: Apprentice Stock Control and Purchasing Assistant

25 January 2024

About Us

Established in 2008, Tom Raffield design and make a range of contemporary and sustainable homeware that is beautiful in form and practical in function. Our goal is to create new ways of living with unique, quality homewares that are inspired by nature and handmade to last a lifetime using traditional craft processes in sustainable and innovative ways. We strive to inspire a like-minded conscious community and have a positive impact helping to create a world where people and nature thrive for future generations to enjoy.

The Role

This is an apprentice level role. You will be assisting the Supply Chain Manager in carrying out purchasing and stock management tasks to ensure efficient and accurate control of the supply and stock functions. This role is split between the office and warehouse using stock management software and loading and unloading of physical stock.

Annual wage: £13,312.00

Working week: 32 hours per week over 4 days

Expected duration: 12 months

Possible start date: 4 March 2024

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level 2 (GCSE)

What you will do in your working day

  • To support the Supply Chain Manager in carrying out key, core tasks relating to stock management and purchasing
  • Carry out the goods in within the warehouse. Physical receiving of stock and inputting data into the stock control software
  • Assistance on quality control by checking stock meets specification
  • Facilitate the weekly purchasing functions by placing purchase orders as required
  • Ensure all part storage is maintained to a high standard and kept neat, tidy, labelled and that stock is rotated
  • Where appropriate issue supplier returns for out of specification stock
  • Upkeep both digital and physical stock information across stock management software and delivery note files
  • Partake in weekly stock takes alongside Supply Chain Manager
  • Support logistics team on occasion in stock management and dispatch of finished goods
  • Use internal pallet stacker to manoeuvre stock around warehouse and assist in the loading and unloading of stock and finished goods on to external vehicles
  • Waste management and recycling in line with company procedures

The training you will be getting

  • Supply Chain Warehouse Operative, Level 2
  • F3 Church View Business Park, Bickland Water Road, Falmouth TR11 4FZ
  • Work based training 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We hope the candidate will continue employment in the same role with potential for role development alongside company growth.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities: Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness

Qualifications: GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider: Emphasis on mathematical challenges. Not complex, beyond +/-


Training provider: Cornwall Marine Network Limited

Adjustments for experience: You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

          • training
          • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
          • industry or sector experience

Contact: Carol Churcher,, 07375924249

Apprenticeship standard: Supply chain warehouse operative Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience: If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications. Apply using the link below (opens in a new tab).


Posted: 25.01.24
Updated: 20.02.24

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