Solvo Vir are delighted to announce that we are now offering the new Level 4 Buying & Merchandising Assistant Apprenticeship Standard. The apprenticeship has been designed by but not exclusive to, retail sector organisations, to support the purchasing of products to take to market to the public/consumer.
The course offers a fantastic career pathway for those looking for opportunities to work in a Buying and Merchandising role. This newly approved course will provide a fantastic opportunity for employers to bring new talent into the business or to offer a career progression to existing members of the team.
The apprenticeship is designed for individuals to support new product selection and development of fashion, food, or raw material within public/consumer retail organisations. These roles can often be a springboard to further career opportunities including junior and senior Merchandising/Buying roles.
What does the programme entail?
Apprentices will learn how to collate, distribute and analyse sales and performance reports, identify trends, trading patterns, and highlight anomalies. The apprentice may also place supplier orders and maintain product availability across the business, to ensure on-time delivery and availability to agreed locations. The great thing about this programme is that it also includes a work-based project that will be of real, measurable benefit to both the learner’sdevelopment in the role and the overall business product outcomes. The programme will be delivered via a series of specialist workshops, remote learning sessions and one to one workplace support. For organisations who have small numbers of learners, we have a timetable of central workshops which will be delivered at various locations across England so employers/learners can choose when and where they attend. If employers have larger groups of candidates for the programme we can deliver on your premises and bespoke elements of the delivery to align with your organisational values and processes.
Level 4 Buying & Merchandising Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
Solvo Vir has experience in delivering apprenticeships to a cross-section of businesses from SMEs to large, multi-location organisations, and provides services to a variety of industries in the public, private, and third sector with a positive proven track record. Solvo Vir takes an innovative and stimulating approach to development. Learners are motivated to acquire new skills and achieve their goals to take their career to the next level. Employers who have worked with us notice a pronounced difference in business performance, staff retention and competitiveness both during and after training.
The Level 4 Buying & Merchandising apprenticeship will be delivered by Trainer/Assessors who have industry experience within retail and manufacturing, providing guaranteed quality training and a meaningful learner journey.
Solvo Vir are now accepting expressions of interest for our London, Birmingham and Manchester mixed cohorts which will start in the Autumn. If you are interested and would like more information on the course you can visit the course page or call us directly.