Apprenticeships are work based training programmes designed around the needs of employers. Our procurement apprenticeships also lead to a professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Our apprenticeship provision is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and we have achieved the Matrix Standard for our provision.
Apprenticeships are funded by the government levy and are a proven way of creating a more effective workforce. By harnessing fresh new talent and addressing your skills gaps directly, you can ensure that your organisation has access to the practical skills and qualifications it needs now and for the future
Apprenticeships can be used to train both new and existing employees at qualification levels 3 and 4 currently.
The procurement apprenticeship programme is 18 – 24 months in duration, and individuals or groups can start at any time throughout the year.
Our apprenticeship delivery includes:
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The Apprenticeship Levy applies to all organisations based within the UK with an annual pay bill of £3 million, it is used to fund apprenticeships from all organisations. If your total annual pay bill is less than £3million you only need to contribute towards 5% of the total cost of an Apprenticeship.
You could also be eligible for extra funding dependant on both yours and the apprentice’s circumstances. Find out more
Apprenticeships are open to anyone in full-time employment in England. They are open to current as well as new employees, people of any age, and even those with previous qualifications. Funding is available for anyone who has been resident in England for 3 or more years.
Apprenticeships can be for people early in their careers as well as experienced talent looking to advance their skill set or change careers, which is increasingly necessary as the world of work changes.
90% of Apprentices stay within the organisation that put them through the apprenticeship, it’s a great way of developing and retaining talent. 78% of businesses report more productivity as a result of an apprenticeship. Find out more regarding your responsibilities as an employer to your Apprentices here.
The reflective practice of an apprenticeships ensures that the Apprentice is relating back to the theory they have learned in class and applying to real life aspects of their job role. The wider learning from the off-the- job activities gives them a better understanding of the role of procurement within the wider organisation.
On completion of the programme, individuals will achieve the relevant CIPS qualification. As an internationally recognised qualification, studying CIPS will enable the employee to learn globally accepted best practice techniques and adopt methods that will add significant value to their role within the business.
100% would recommend! The support and environment created by APA is phenomenal. The group sessions become a friendship group and we continue to stay in touch even after our qualifications.
Level 3 Apprentice
I’ve never been in a position where I’ve needed advice or guidance and not been able to get it from APA.
I came in with little knowledge of procurement. I’ve gained a huge amount of confidence, including in talking to other people. I’ve identified more appropriate ways of doing things – changing processes at work.
The Apprenticeship has given me a higher profile in my work department. It’s a good foundation to progress, and gives me the confidence that I’m doing things the right way.
A huge thanks to the APA team who have been so supportive and have helped our Apprentice progress to where he is today. I cannot fault you as a training provider!
MCIPS Procurement Manager
Apart from classes, APA organised sessions for revision before exams and I found these very helpful to revise, talk about what may come up and how we can structure our answers. They are also very good at keeping track of exams and communication with CIPS, which I appreciated.
Once I moved on to my project work, I got regular support from APA as well.., we had support sessions, either individually or as a group to ensure our project was on track and support us if we need. I found these very helpful too as they kept me on track while working full time. I can’t fault the wide range of support they provided me with. APA’s support was invaluable in keeping me on track.
I learned so much about procurement and supply and used this in my work. I also revised some of the templates we used, and I know my other colleagues who completed the apprenticeship did the same. We also felt confident to challenge others to improve how we carry out procurement in our organisation.
APA do a lot of reviews for progress of apprentices. I am always aware of what they’ve done and anything needed from me. I have regular virtual meetings re learners with APA, covering for example - what they are learning, progress and how they did in exams.
Apprentice Line Manager
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