JRI Orthopaedics was established in 1969 by an orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Ronald Furlong, when he introduced the Muller cemented hip to the UK market. By 1977 JRI had expanded and opened its own manufacturing facility in the North of England in Sheffield. The heart of the British steel industry.

JRI Orthopaedics has always been committed to working with the best people within the industry in order to deliver optimum solutions in joint reconstruction, repair and regeneration, putting the patient at the heart of everything they do.

  • Creating, managing and booking in PO’s (Purchase Orders) for production materials and consumables
  • Assisting with annual stocktakes
  • Controlling and maintaining accurate stock levels of materials and consumables through:
    • Regular stocktaking
    • Cycle counting
    • Updating of stocks in ERP (Engineering Requirements Planning)
  • Purchasing and issue of workwear for JRI staff
  • Managing returns of supplier parts when SCAR’s (Supplier Corrective Action Reports) are raised
  • Maintaining accurate records of VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) stock
  • Other administrative tasks, such as:
    • Scanning and archiving of documents within DocuWare
    • Scanning and archiving of documents within ERP
  • Providing basic cover when the Senior Buyer is off-site
  • Full day-to-day training will be provided by the employer.
  • This apprenticeship qualification is called Level 3 Procurement & Supply Assistant.
  • If you do not have grades A-C/9-4 in GCSE maths and English, you will be required to complete Level 2 Functional Skills maths and English.
  • The learning will be delivered by dedicated, industry-specialist tutors via remote or face-to-face sessions. The only exception are any speaking and listening assessments – these may be delivered in a classroom.
  • These session take place once per month, for roughly 2 hours, at a time convenient for both you and the employer.
  • You will also complete a Vendor or Professional Qualification alongside the apprenticeship, which is CIPS Level 3.
  • You can expect to be eligible for Procurement posts, or for a higher-level apprenticeship upon completing this apprenticeship.


Essential: Grades A*-C/9-4 in GCSE maths and English (or equivalent).