Level 4 Buying & Merchandising Assistant Click here to download flyer 


Buying & Merchandising Assistant 




18 months 
Retail apprentices in a Supermarket


Role Profile 

The role of a Buying & Merchandising Assistant is typically found within the retail sector. However this covers a range of different types of companies, from those who trade through stores, exclusively online and those who operate through a variety of channels. Their responsibilities are likely to include; selecting new products, indentifiying trends and trading patterns, communicating with external and internal colleagues such as - designers, manufacturers, suppliers, distribution centres, marketing, finance, and IT departments.  
What you will learn: 
Placing and manage orders for products 
Monitoring competitor activity 
Manage suppliers and key stakeholders 
And much more... 

End-point assessment – What is this? 

End-point assessment is a new way of assuring quality in the apprenticeship system. It replaces the existing model of continuous assessment resulting in qualifications. 
Once an apprentice has completed their apprenticeship, they will be ‘signed off’ by their employer/ provider as ready for end-point assessment of their knowledge and practical capabilities. In most cases, the assessment will be graded and must show the apprentice is fully competent and productive in the occupation. 
End Point Assessment consists of: 
Work based project 
Professional discussion 

Next Steps 

For more information on Apprenticeships or to apply for an apprenticeship, please contact the Business Development Team on; 
01329 825805 
28a Lower Bath Lane 
PO16 0DH 
01329 825805 
Opening hours 
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm 


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