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Buying and Merchandising

Programme Length
24 months
Apprenticeship Level
Minimum Entry Requirements
2 A levels at C or above - one in English Language plus any other subject
Qualification Gained
Level 4 qualification in Buying and Merchandising
Working Pattern
Full-time office hours
Office Type
Corporate offices
Training Breakdown
Workshop based
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In this occupation, you'll typically interact with a wide range of internal and external colleagues, including wider buying and merchandising teams, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, distribution centres, stores, marketing, finance and IT departments.

The buying and merchandising program has two separate pathways to choose from: Buying Assistant or Merchandising assistant.

Buying assistants will support new product selection and development, making sure these new products are accurately added to the employer’s product portfolio in line with the supplier agreement. They'll normally be responsible for the testing and delivery of product samples.

Merchandising assistants collate, distribute and analyse sales and performance reports, identifying trends, trading patterns and highlighting anomalies. They communicate and escalate findings appropriately, supported by a range of business solutions. They may also place supplier orders, maintain product availability across the business and monitor products to ensure on-time delivery and availability to agreed locations.

The overall duration of the Buying and Merchandising apprenticeship is 18-24 months depending on the pace of the individual learner. During the first 12 months, you'll attend a series of workshops delivered by the training provider, completing a written assignment every month to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding.
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The fact that after already completing one of Amazons’ apprenticeship programmes, I have decided to join another one, speaks for itself.
Marcin Motowidlo – Data Analyst Apprentice

Start Your Journey

Online application
Upload your CV, fill in your details and answer eligibility questions
Video interview
Video interview to tell us about your background, motivations, knowledge, skills and interests
Virtual / onsite assessment centre
Assessment centres include: a group exercise, presentation and individual interviews
If successful we will extend you and offer to join our programmes and our recruitment teams will send you a contract of employment
Onboarding process
Our recruitment teams will complete the necessary background checks, register you with the programme training provider and obtain any personal information needed to begin your employment



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