Procurement Apprenticeships

Contrary to popular belief, apprenticeships are no longer just for school leavers starting out on their careers.

With the introduction of the new Apprenticeship Levy, many people already working in Procurement roles can study as part of their full-time roles. Studying for an apprenticeship enables learners to gain valuable qualifications whilst retaining their current job role.

During the apprenticeship you will develop an understanding of the full procurement cycle, from identifying the need, developing specifications, tendering, contract management and supplier relationship management, whilst adhering to applicable EU or university procurement regulations to ensure that we buy the right product, at the right cost and at the right time. Typical day-to-day responsibilities may include placing orders with suppliers, chasing deliveries, liaising with users and suppliers to resolve issues, and supporting the wider Procurement Team.


  • You will achieve the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply and one module from the Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply.
  • In the final six months of the programme, you will agree and deliver a procurement project with your employers and academic support from NEUPC.
  • Apprentices are required to attend CIPS teaching sessions, Level 4 timetable 2022/23 dates
  • In addition you will attend study skills sessions for the end point assessment.


Are you interested in learning more about the apprenticeship scheme, how to apply, or advice on speaking to your manager about becoming an apprentice?

You can contact our CIPS Centre Manager, Rachel Lunn.

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