Training and Development





NEUPC recognise employing suitably qualified procurement staff is vital for our universities to deliver efficiencies and value for money, but a skills shortage in the profession means a lot of them find filling these positions a challenge.

As a CIPS and ABC awarded study centre, we strongly believe in bringing fresh professionals into our sector and are dedicated to nurturing home-grown talent and helping them to be the best they possibly can be.


 In March 2017, we were given "Highly Commended" at the Government Opportunities awards in both of the categories we entered.


Over the past year we've been working hard to boost employability in the HE Procurement sector, launching our CIPS Study Centre and match-funded procurement apprenticeship scheme. These two key achievements are now rewarded with the Highly Commended awards in the 'Best Employment Initiative' category.