Trainee Buyer

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1380523225-2
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Vistry Group PLC
  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Retail & Consumer Products, Commercial & QS, Driving, Health and Safety, Project Management, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

We have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Buyer to join our team within Vistry South Central Midlands, at our Coleshill Office. As our Trainee Buyer you will provide support to the wider Buying team and gain experience across an array of Commercial activities and practice whilst gaining experience, training, and relevant qualifications to further your professional career.

  • Let's cut to the chase, what's in it for you
    • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
    • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
    • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Private Healthcare
    • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
    • Competitive contributory pension scheme
    • Life assurance - 4 x your annual salary
    • Share incentive schemes.
    • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits
  • In return, what we would like from you
    • Behave in line with our company values - Integrity, Caring and Quality
    • 3 GCSEs A-C/4-9. Two of these should be Maths and English.
    • Happy to undertake an HNC/HTQ in Construction and the Build Environment course (Day Release)
    • A genuine interest in developing your career within the commercial function of Construction.
    • Well organised and IT Literate
    • Professional communication style with the ability to work within a team of varying seniority within the business.
    • Full UK driving licence (Currently Working-Towards)
  • More about the Commercial Trainee role
    • Apply health and safety issues to all activities.
    • Demonstrate application of the principles of sustainability
    • Assist in the implementation of the most appropriate solutions for construction projects.
    • Assist other members of the buying function in producing orders, schedules and tender analysis when required.
    • Be able to apply different types of contracts to different situations.
    • Assist in the selection of and negotiation with specialist suppliers for a construction project.
    • Assist in the measurement and costing of construction works during a project.
    • Assist in the preparation of financial reports, cash flow and cost forecasts for a construction project.
    • Assist in the collection, collation and storage of relevant data and its analysis.
    • Maintain the Sustain IQ system monitoring regional Social Value
  • Finally, let's tell you a bit more about us
    We're Vistry Group, the UK's leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they're needed most.

    You're probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there's nowhere better to build your career. We're proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.


    Agile Working
    Offers a flexible way of working.

    Annual Leave
    Enjoy 28 days' holiday plus all UK Bank Holidays. There are options to carry leave forwards and buy up to 5 days.

    Pension with Legal & General
    Eligible employees are auto-enrolled. You contribute 4%, we contribute 6%. Salary Sacrifice and options to increase contributions available.

    Volunteer Days
    With 2 paid volunteer days a year, you can give back to communities and charities.