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Level 6 Assistant Buyer/Merchandiser

Help bring products to market for retailer buying or merchandising teams…

Buying and Merchandising Assistants work collaboratively to contribute to the delivery of department/company sales and profit targets. They will normally report to a more senior member of the buying or merchandising team, this may vary with the size of the employer.

The Buying modules are designed to develop business critical Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours to support new product selection and development and ensure that these new products are accurately added to the employer’s product portfolio in line with the supplier agreement.

The Merchandising modules will focus on the collation, distribution and analysis of sales and performance reports, identifying trends, trading patterns and highlighting anomalies. You will also learn how to communicate and escalate findings appropriately, supported by a range of business solutions.

Who is this apprenticeship for?

Whether you’re looking for your first role, or have some experience but want to top up your skills and competencies, then this course is for you. If you’re searching for a role, take a look at our vacancies.


Typically, 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements

Dependent on employer. You must achieve level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the end point assessment.

Achievement upon completion

L4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential job roles

The apprenticeship is suited to individuals looking to begin or develop a career in a variety of positions in buying and merchandising including: Merchandising Assistant, Merchandising Admin, Buying Assistant, Buying Admin Assistant