The role of a Buying & Merchandising Assistant is typically found within the retail sector. However this covers a range of different types of companies, from those who trade through stores, exclusively online and those who operate through a variety of channels. Their responsibilities are likely to include; selecting new products, indentifiying trends and trading patterns, communicating with external and internal colleagues such as - designers, manufacturers, suppliers, distribution centres, marketing, finance, and IT departments.
What you will learn:
Placing and manage orders for products
Monitoring competitor activity
Manage suppliers and key stakeholders
And much more...
End-point assessment – What is this?
Once an apprentice has completed their apprenticeship, they will be ‘signed off’ by their employer/ provider as ready for end-point assessment of their knowledge and practical capabilities. The assessment will be graded and must show the apprentice is fully competent and productive in the occupation.
End Point Assessment consists of:
Work based project
Learner Success Stories
Imogen B - Buying and Merchandising Assistant Level 4 - ALDI
“The most enjoyable part was being set practical tasks that relate to my job - being able to collate my learnings in a centralised place not only proved to be great EPA prep but also allowed me to reflect on what I have learnt so far at ALDI and how I can onboard those learnings going forward. Training layout was clear and easy to follow. Principles of Buying understood and applied well to my role at ALDI."
Georgina G - Buying and Merchandising Level 4 - Dixons Carphone Warehouse
"I've found the work very interesting and I've been very well supported by my trainer Andy, he's brilliant!"
For more information on Apprenticeships or to apply for an apprenticeship, please contact the Business Development Team on;