The work of procurement and supply professionals include the process of procurement, or buying goods and services; however, these roles can be much broader than just procurement. These roles can extend to a huge range of related commercial activity such as influencing policy, financial analysis, engaging in contract law, and developing strategy to deliver services.
The variety of goods and services that procurement professionals are responsible for is vast: goods could range from buying a plane to negotiating new stationary supply.
Securing services could include:
Encompassing the entire procurement cycle, achieving the Level 4 in Procurement and Supply will enable an individual to use their breadth and depth of experience to position themselves as a fully effective commercially skilled professional with transferable skills and career options that span the public, private and charitable sectors. This will be supported by the attainment of a Level 4 Diploma with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).
You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job, but we can assist you in finding a placement.
Ideally, you will have GCSEs at grade 4 or above (C or above) or equivalent in English and maths; however, if you do not currently hold these, we will require you to be working at Level 1 before starting the apprenticeship. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role.
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the apprenticeship is suitable for them.