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Job Reference 1806490Procurement and Supply Chain ApprenticeOur apprenticeship offers a competitive wage and practical supply chain experience in the workplace. You will complete a professional qualification and achieve professional recognition from Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and have access to a broad range of training opportunities.

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:
30 Apr 2022

£374.00, Weekly

Working week:
Normal hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday, with an unpaid lunch break of 30 minutes per day. The Company reserves the right to vary, at any time, your normal working hours, in order to meet changing business needs.

Expected duration:
2 years

Possible start date:
1 Sep 2022

Date posted:
1 week ago

Apprenticeship level:

Reference number:

4 available


Natalie Oliver07813 993905
[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

A minimum of 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 B or above or an equivalent Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC at Merit or Distinction.

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 and supply chain role working as an Assistant Buyer within Mission Systems. We are also committed to supporting further development of our ex-apprentices through further education and technical training.

Things to consider

Applications will only be accepted through the National Apprenticeship Website, https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship .

BRISTOL: For further information, please contact Natalie Oliver  on 07813 993905 or [email protected]

If your application is successful, you will be contacted by South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (normally via email) to invite you to attend a pre interview and initial assessment. Please ensure that you also check your junk/spam inbox for emails. If you are successful at this stage, you will then be invited to attend an interview with the employer.

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. Mandatory

From April 2021, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.

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.

Mission Systems 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 Mission Systems 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, Mission Systems employs approximately 1,600 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 Mandatory - Description of the company (can be taken from company website) 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

Unit 100
BS16 1EJ


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

Apprenticeship standard

Commercial procurement and supply (formerly Public sector commercial professional)


Training Provider
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Natalie Oliver07813 993905
[email protected]

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