Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprentice MOTT MACDONALD LIMITED

A Level 4 Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprentice is required. As part of our growing apprenticeship offering, we have an exciting opportunity to join the Mott Macdonald. An apprenticeship is a paid job where you will learn and gain valuable on the job experience, whilst also completing classroom-based learning with a training provider which leads to a nationally recognised qualification. Duties include: working alongside IT Procurement, purchasing and asset management teams to deliver value for money and reduced risks to Mott MacDonald through supplier negotiations.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    All our apprentices receive up to two pay reviews in the first three years and can qualify for both employee bonus schemes (subject to eligibility) and employee benefit scheme

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working alongside IT Procurement, Purchasing and Asset Management teams to deliver value for money and reduced risks to Mott MacDonald through supplier negotiations
  • Assist business owners with the identification and sourcing of cost-effective and high-quality suppliers
  • Assist with supplier due diligence checks using our ethical/reputational and financial viability tools
  • Raise purchase order requests on behalf of business owners and track these through to completion
  • Support the reporting of procurement metrics such as number of renewals/new purchases, number of suppliers and value of purchases managed by the teams
  • Engage with a diverse range of stakeholders within the company on different purchases, including IT, Finance, Legal and Management
  • Client and stakeholder engagement
  • Assist the wider Procurement Team with additional tasks where required
  • Building awareness of the Procurement Team throughout the wider business
  • Get involved with our Early Career Professionals activities to develop skills and build a network, through seminars, training courses and learning on-the-job. This will supplement time spent on the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply qualification and allow practical application of knowledge
  • Support will be provided by your line manager (IT Manager – Procurement), the IT Category Managers, and the network of apprentices within the company
  • Academic support will also be received from college tutors, which will be linked through regular coordinated reviews between academic and company staff.

The training you will be getting

As an apprentice you will work towards a Level 4 Diploma in Procurement & Supply with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Training will be delivered online via day release.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you may be offered a full-time role with Mott Macdonald
  • You may also be supported in continuing your progression through university/degree apprenticeships as well as professional body registration
  • You may be promoted to a more senior level within the company and train the next apprentices in this post, Mott Macdonald also offers ongoing training and development through your time with us.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 5 or B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 5 or B) Essential

Things to consider

Please note that you may be required to travel outside of Newcastle for work or study. Mott Macdonald will cover any additional costs you may incur as a result of this including travel and accomodation.

About the employer

We’re a management, engineering and development consultancy which works on projects across the world. By challenging norms, we like to solve humanity’s most difficult problems. We’re committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our staff as well as the environment, and communities in which we operate.




Mott Macdonald House

8-10 Sydenham Road




Andrew Challis


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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

Please create an account on our early careers page where you will fill out a short application form and complete an online assessment test.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024