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Procurement Apprentice West Suffolk College

Suffolk Academies Trust is currently comprised of One Sixth Form College in Ipswich and Abbeygate Sixth Form College in Bury St Edmunds. We are currently looking for a Procurement apprentice. Responsible for the administration of the procurement of goods and services for West Suffolk College. Ensuring that the College follow financial regulations, receives value for money and services that meet college needs.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,315.00

  • Working week

    Between 8.30am till 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am till 4.00pm on Friday

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000110879

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Responsible for the administration of the procurement of goods and services for West Suffolk College. Ensuring that the College follow financial regulations, receives value for money and services that meet college needs.

Main Duties and Responsibilities - the following duties are not shown in order of priority or frequency, nor is the list comprehensive, but rather an indication of the type and level of duties expected of this post:

  • Administration of the WAP purchase order processing system, ensure orders are processes and raised within financial regulations.
  • Processing orders via various supplier’s accounts in compliance with financial regulations.
  • Add new suppliers to Sage and ensure the necessary new supplier paperwork is completed and recorded.
  • Build and maintain links with the Finance Department ensuring accurate data integrity and validity.
  • Process authorised credit payments and maintaining audit records of purchases in line with financial procedures.
  • Assist with contract management, attend meetings where appropriate and update action logs accordingly.
  • Undertake market research when required and contact suppliers for quotes.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post.

Decision Making:

  • Deal with routine day to day problems of those areas under the post holder’s responsibility.
  • Refer non-routine issues to the Procurement Co-ordinator for advice.

This job description sets out the major tasks associated with the stated purposes of this post. It is assumed that those minor tasks normally considered an integral function of the post will continue to be undertaken and are not excluded simply because they are not itemised.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The learner will be studying the Procurement and Supply Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
  • Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations.
  • Day release to West Suffolk College.
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The opportunity to secure a role in Procurement or Business Administration.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Essential
Other Business Administration (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Mainly working on a computer.

About the employer

One Sixth Form College is the only outstanding Sixth Form College in Suffolk, offering an inclusive and fresh approach to learning. We provide an inspirational environment, dedicated to offering students first class teaching, resources and support whilst they study with us. Indeed, students' success is our priority, as demonstrated by our 'Outstanding' Ofsted grading and our ranking as one of the top 3 institutions in the Government's 2020 Performance Tables for progress in all three categories (A Level, Academic and Applied General) for colleges across the Eastern Region. One is part of Suffolk Academies Trust and we work closely with our partners for the benefit of every member of our community. 

Employer

West Suffolk College

Address

Suffolk One, Scrivener Drive, Pinewood

IPSWICH

IP8 3SU

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Training

Training provider

WEST SUFFOLK COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Procurement and supply assistant

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: today