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Inventory Apprentice


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS
Function:  Supply Chain
Work Location:  Hybrid

Do you want to earn a University Degree, without student debt, gain valuable work experience and earn a competitive salary from the get-go?


If you answered “Yes“ to the above, then read on........


Here at RS, we are looking to recruit & grow the future of our business and one way is through apprenticeships. This is an extremely exciting and new opportunity to join the Supply Chain Team as an Inventory Professional Apprentice. Over the course of 4 years, you will get to experience what goes into supporting this team and how you can keep our business safe.


Working within our diverse world class global Inventory Management team you will gain an understanding of a full end to end business practice. We will encourage your curiosity to create working solutions to real day to day operational problems. You will be guided by our inspirational mentors throughout your journey to become a professional Inventory Management employee. You will gain experience in many of the following areas:


Inventory Management                           Planning & Optimisation

Project Management                                Requirements Gathering

System Development                                Report Development 

Data Manipulation                                    Data Analytics

Stakeholder Management                       Coding


Who are the RS Group?

Our history is long but this video isn’t, have a quick look here at the RS story:

Life at RS can be challenging but is also very fun and rewarding as you join us on a journey of discovery

You will start by completing the Supply Chain Professional Leadership Level 6 Apprenticeship Standard found here:

Supply chain leadership professional (integrated degree) / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

This is a Bachelors degree level and will set you up for a career in Supply Chain and Business in general


Main Duties:

In the position of Inventory Apprentice, you will gain a strong working knowledge of our business-related toolsets used in data exploration and inventory optimisation.

The successful candidate will learn how to develop world class visualisations in Microsoft PowerBi and have a detailed knowledge of our company data infrastructure and architecture.

In this role you will also learn how to manage business requirements end to end and be able to communicate results effectively across a broad range of stakeholders across the business.

You will learn how to manage and manipulate our planning systems to deliver exceptional service to our customer base across the world. You will also learn processes design and improvement and how to implement continuous improvement methodologies.


What are we looking for?


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organised
  • A good technical ability in Microsoft office suite
  • Reliable/Trustworthy
  • Passionate/Enthusiastic
  • Ability to challenge the status quo
  • Interested in writing code (any language) 


We are offering an £18k salary, Mon-Fri working week, 22 days paid holiday and access to Private Medical & Pension benefits. On top of this you will receive the apprenticeship training at no cost to yourself and gain vital experience on the first step of your career with us.


Do you match the below criteria? If so, you need to apply.

  • Can NOT already have a Similar Degree
  • Grades A*- C or grade 4-9 (or equivalent in GCSE English & Maths
  • An A level (or equivalent) in IT or Maths or provable work experience
  • The right to live and work in the UK
  • Must have lived within the EU/EEA for at least 3 years
  • Willing to travel to Corby
  • Good team player and clear communicator
  • Willingness to learn and take guidance

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