Procurement Support Apprentice Level 4 United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

We have an excellent opportunity for motivated individuals to join our organisation. The work you’ll be doing will provide direct support to the Procurement team who are responsible for obtaining goods and services for the whole of UKAEA. You will learn about the different aspects of Procurement and attend college one day a week for your training.

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual increase + excellent benefits including outstanding pension

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday from 08.15 until 16.30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Maintaining data & databases in support of the Procurement function
  • Producing standard reports and analysing and presenting the results of pre-determined reports
  • Interacting with internal and external customers advising them on routine procurement procedures
  • Developing simple systems using own initiative with support and sign off
  • Using Procurement module of the U4BW (Agresso) system
  • Providing support across all areas of Procurement to develop range of skills and techniques
  • Promote procurement policies, processes and systems
  • Support of day to day administration within the Procurement team

The training you will be getting

Apprentice training will be 1 day a week with the option for distance learning.

The qualification will be L4 Diploma in Procurement & Supply with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Typical job roles in this area include: Commercial support, Commercial analyst, Sourcing executive, Procurement operations support, Buyer, assistant buyer, Commercial relationship support, Commissioning and Performance monitoring officer, Framework management support, Contract associate, Contract support.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Proficiency in Microsoft Excel


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English + 3 Others (Grade 4 - 9) Essential
A Level or equivalent Business (Grade C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Completion of CIPS L4 gains eligibility for equivalent membership of the Institute. CIPS L4 is a prerequisite for MCIPS (L6) and the full professional licence and offers the potential for Chartered status.

About the employer

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. We are placing the UK at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, by working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Commercial procurement and supply (formerly Public sector commercial professional)

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024