Apprentice Buyer

Posted 23/05/2024 by Danaher and Walsh

Remote job
Leicester, Leicestershire

Job Title: Apprentice Buyer

Location: Leicestershire, LE12 7TZ (Some flexibility for Home Working)

Salary: Depending on experience

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

Established over 50 years ago, the company remains true to the values upon which it was founded. Still owned by the Danaher family, the business subscribes to the values of honesty, integrity and fairness.

At Danaher & Walsh, employees are not just numbers. We operate as one team, in which everybody's opinion is valued.

The Role:

The Apprentice Buyer's role is to focus on the accurate raising and issuing of material and plant orders for all parts of the business. A focus on acquiring knowledge and an understanding of the Civil Engineering sector in general to improve how we work and the efficiencies within the team and business as a whole.

As part of your apprenticeship you will also have the opportunity to work towards a CIPS level 2 therefore it is essential that you have the motivation and time management skills to complete this whilst working full time.


  • 5 GCSE's including maths and English at C (new level 5) or above
  • None other specifically as departmental training will be given albeit drive and enthusiasm and being a team player is essential
  • A valid driver's licence is desirable but not essential


  • No previous buying experience is specifically required albeit experience working in an office & team environment is desirable.
  • Previous experience in the Civil Engineering or Construction industry is desirable but not essential as training will be given

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Keen and eager to learn and able to pick things up quickly and concisely
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Friendly and approachable nature
  • Excellent time management
  • IT Literate, as a minimum Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • A real desire to pursue a career within Purchasing and to want to make a real difference to the outcome of a project

As an employee of Danaher & Walsh, you can expect to benefit from:

  • Generous holiday allowance (increasing in line with service)
  • Health cash plan
  • Pension
  • Flexible working
  • Ongoing training and development

Overseas candidates will NOT be considered for this role. We are not sponsoring Visa's at this time, so please refrain from applying unless eligible to work in the UK.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

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