Automint – Customer Support Apprentice – Purchasing

Customer Support Apprentice – Purchasing

An opportunity to develop your skills within the purchasing department of Automint in Huddersfield. You will gain an understanding of the organisation and how the teams work together. You will learn about the key role the purchasing team play in meeting the companies overall targets.


Apprenticeship summary

Annual wage

£14,995 a year

Working week

Monday – Friday 0830-1700

Total hours per week: 37.5 hours a week

Expected duration

15 Months

Possible start date

08 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship level

Level 2 (GCSE)


1 position available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Initial day to day tasks will include:

  • Checking purchase orders against supplier order confirmation – ensure the items and prices match
  • Create new import quotes, from which a booking in sheet will be formed
  • Create, check and update purchase orders
  • Communicate with suppliers by email and phone (imports & lead times); Forwarders by email and phone ( shipping queries / confirmation); Internal mainly updating between sales & accounts

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

You will work towards a Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship and attend National Business College for day release one day per fortnight.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The successful candidate will then progress to Admin level 3 or Customer Service Specialist level 3

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team working
  • Initiative


  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) essential
  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) desirable

Things to consider

If you are technically minded, this will be a great advantage, but also a skill that can be developed in the role.

About the employer

Since its formation in 1990 Huddersfield-based Automint Ltd. has become established as the leading importer and distributor of air springs and air suspension components, and has gained an impressive reputation for providing a rapid and reliable supply service to commercial vehicle motor factors throughout Great Britain. Automint is the only company in Britain specialising exclusively in this field, and its experienced personnel have an in-depth knowledge covering all aspects of air springs and suspension components.




  • UNIT 7
  • HD2 1FA


Keely Carleton


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Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner
Level 2 (GCSE)

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