The work of procurement and supply professionals can be very broad, encompassing the whole of the procurement process i.e. the buying and selling of all goods and services. 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 responsibilities for procurement professionals is huge, from buying planes to securing stationery suppliers, as well as securing services such finding new and innovative IT systems, outsourcing translation services, or closing a deal on a construction project for a new building.
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).
Who is this apprenticeship for?
The Commercial Procurement and Supply apprenticeship is aimed at existing or new members of staff in the procurement and supply chain sector. This qualification is great for anyone starting out in the sector.
Typical job roles in this area include: Commercial Support, Commercial Analyst, Sourcing Executive, Procurement Operations Support, Buyer, Assistant Buyer, Commercial Relationship Support, Commissioning and Performance Monitoring Officer, Framework Management Support, Contract Associate, Contract Support.
Starting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year. However, the start date for attending college for training, where required, or if delivered online, when sessions begin, will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship and will be communicated post-employment and sign-up.
|Duration||Typically 2 years with a minimum of 12 months.|
|Campus / Adult Skills Centre||Colchester Campus|
|Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)||£9,000|
|Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)||£450|
All fees, prices and funding information shown on this page are for courses starting in the 2022-23 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change due to factors outside of our control. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.
Courses fees are generally not confirmed for September until June / July due to the above factors.
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