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Job Reference 1676043Level 4 Procurement and Supply Chain ApprenticeOur apprenticeship is 2 years duration, offers a competitive wage and practical supply chain experience in the work place. You will complete a professional qualification and achieve professional recognition from CIPS, You will have access to a broad range of training opportunities and have support from mentors and a buddy in your 1st year.

Apprenticeship Summary

During the first year of your apprenticeship you will attend college on a weekly basis, and when not at college you will work across the 4 main areas of our supply chain business in 6 month placements. Throughout the course of your apprenticeship you gain experience in the following areas:

  • Planning & Inventory Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Operational Procurement
  • Logistics & Warehousing

As part of your apprenticeship you will learn how to do the following as part of your day to day job:

  • Place purchase orders with suppliers, utilising the business ERP system
  • Issue requests for quotations (RFQs) to suppliers and collate responses
  • Manage supplier order books and expedite deliveries
  • Understand and implement lean methodology

Additional benefits of the apprenticeship scheme include:

  • Support of a Mentor in your first year and by a Buddy who is a current Assistant Buyer/Buyer
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Closing Date:
2 Apr 2021

£374.00, Weekly

Working week:
Monday - Friday, Shifts to be confirmed with an unpaid lunch break of 30 minutes per day.

Expected duration:
2 years

Possible start date:
6 Sep 2021

Date posted:
2 weeks ago

Apprenticeship level:

Reference number:

3 available


Laura Thomas[email protected]

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Safety conscious and show high levels of reliability
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and build strong relationships with co- workers
  • Enthusiasm for procurement and supply chain management
  • Demonstrates a strong aptitude for and interest in commercial and numerical based subject matter
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Robust work ethic and willingness to take responsibility for personal, academic and vocational development

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher (or equivalent)
  • GCSE English and Maths at grade B/6 or higher
  • 3 A Levels at grade C or above or equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC at Merit or Distinction. (or predicted grades for those taking examinations in the summer)
  • Applicants with HNC/HND or Higher Level qualifications are also eligible for this training opportunity in commercial procurement

Future prospects

  • The aim of the apprenticeship is to prepare you for a permanent Procurement & Supply Chain role working as an Assistant Buyer within Defence Systems Technology. We are also committed to supporting further development of our ex-apprentices through further education and technical training

Things to consider

  • Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment
  • The role will be in an environment regulated by Trade Control legislation and involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services. This may require you to meet enhanced security and regular screening checks
  • The Company reserves the right to vary, at any time, your normal working hours, in order to meet changing business needs

About the employer

This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group, which delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services to defence and civil customers across the globe. These range from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training.   Defence Systems Technology (DST) forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation. Our dynamic and motivated leadership team is committed to an exciting transformation agenda that will help DST to innovate, modernise and create a more people-focussed business that can support our customers’ mission.  Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, DST employs approximately 1,500 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Ashchurch. We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs. In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:  · Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life,  whilst ensuring that business needs are met  · Growth opportunities · Potential to develop skills · To work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer · Opportunities to develop your career As well as:  · Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays  · Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance · Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, shopping offers  and discounts · Employee Share Scheme · Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support, advice  and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year · Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities · If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support  of your training commitments.


Babcock Integrated Technology Ltd

Ashton House


Commercial Procurement and Supply Higher Apprenticeship Standard:

You will be required to complete the following training:

  • A Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations (Level 4) from CIPS with CIPS Mandatory units
  • Contexts of procurement and supply
  • Business needs in procurement and supply
  • Sourcing in procurement and supply
  • Negotiating and contracting in procurement and supply
  • Managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply.
  • Project Report
  • Presentation with Q&A

The Apprenticeship will be delivered by South Gloucestershire & Stroud College. You will be required to attend Filton Campus to complete the CIPS study days and Exams, however your project scope and report will be undertaken within the workplace on a 121 basis.

Supplementing your technical training is our two year Apprenticeship Development Programme which develops you further in areas like project management and team building

Training Provider
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Laura Thomas[email protected]

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