Buying the goods and services that enable an organisation to operate.
The work of procurement and supply professionals includes the process of buying goods and services. However, these roles can be much broader than just procurement. As a commercial procurement and supply apprentice, your work will extend to a range of related commercial activity. This can include influencing policy, financial analysis, engaging in contract law, and developing strategy to deliver services. The variety of goods and services that you may be responsible for is vast: from buying a plane to negotiating new stationery supply. Securing services could include 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, this apprenticeship will enable you to position yourself as a fully effective, commercially skilled professional with transferable skills and career options that span sectors.
Duration: 24 months
Relevant school subjects: Business studies
Entry requirements: Five GCSEs, including English and maths
Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree
Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum
Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk
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