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:

  • flexible provision tailored to your organisation’s requirements
  • individual learning plans, covering standard competencies, knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • virtual workshops and interactive online classroom
  • taught by our professional trainers
  • regular progress reviews with employer, mentor, assessor and apprentice

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The Apprenticeship Process

About Apprenticeships

What is the Government Levy?

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

Who is eligible?

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.

Benefits to the organisation

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.

Benefits to the employee

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.

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