Procurement and Supply Apprentice H.J. BANKS AND COMPANY LIMITED

We are looking for a Project Procurement Apprentice to be part of a successful family-owned North East business that has been helping to meet the changing needs of UK society since 1976. We're a regional property developer crafting high-quality, sustainable homes in prime North East England and Yorkshire locations.

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Closing date: 24 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, paid hours are 37.5 hours per week: 8:30 – 17:00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 May 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To have an appreciation of the project procurement team and business values to ensure they are adopted throughout the role and to assist with production of annual business plan and objectives for department.

  • To assist with the co-ordination of project related procurement activities across Banks Group.

  • To ensure appropriate elements of the electronic purchase ordering gateway for projects are dealt with efficiently and effectively covering various order types across the group but substantially for projects throughout the development phase.

  • To assist with the pre-qualification process of new suppliers and to liaise with finance, health and safety, and technical co-ordinators for their input into the assessment.

  • To assist with the issuing of appointments and contract variations ensuring they are tracked through the procurement systems.

  • To ensure appointments and contract variations are signed appropriately, and documents are filed off accordingly whilst unsigned contracts and variations are expedited regularly.

  • To assist with co-ordination of tendering exercises including carrying out initial review of costs in procurement tender review schedules and ensuring database is populated with relevant information and all hard copy files are kept up to date.

  • To ensure Livelink Database and PIMS (Procurement Information Management System) are kept up to date so that information dashboards are real time.

  • To file off hard copy documents to ensure hard copy files are regularly audited and aligned to the database.

  • To provide support to the project procurement team, so that they can continually develop and improve the procurement procedures for the Group, to ensure best practices are adopted.

  • To ensure that own KPM’s are actively progressed.

  • To assist with new initiatives as required by the Group as they arise.

  • To actively promote the image of the Banks Group to ensure the business is regarded as a first-class company Procurement analysis and report preparation.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 CIPS in Procurement and Supply
  • Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations
  • Chartered Institute Procurement & Supply for N/A
  • Location - Inkerman House, St John’s Road, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8XL

  • Working 5 days per week inclusive of 1-day release for study at Darlington College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There may be an opportunity to secure a long-term position after successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Commercial awareness, Numeracy and Accuracy, Judgement, Decision Making, Hand on approach, Focused in Multitasking, Customer service skill, Good communicator, Confident, Adaptable, Can do attitude, People skills, Professional and respectful, Flexible and Responsive


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

• Salary in line with the first-year apprentice rate. • 37.5 hours per week (8.30am – 5pm Monday to Thursday / 8.30am – 4pm Friday) • 33 days annual leave per year including bank holidays increasing with length of service. • Offices and sites close between Christmas and New Year. Annual bonus scheme. • Pension scheme with employee and employer contributions. Free parking available at all offices and sites. • There is a genuine commitment to developing our employees professionally and personally. • Lots of support for health and wellbeing, including discounted membership at local gym facilities, access to a free 24/7, 365 days of the year Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and access to a voluntary health cash plan which allows you to claim money back towards the cost of your essential healthcare, as well as providing access to valuable health and wellbeing services. • Cycle2Work scheme which helps you buy a brand-new bike, cycling equipment or both with Tax and National Insurance benefits. • Generous life assurance scheme from first day of employment. • Discounts are available via our online benefits portal, including money off at supermarkets, high street retailers, eating out, the cinema and days out at various attractions. Desirable-: • Sound knowledge of Excel & Microsoft Office • Experience of working in a busy office environment • Previous experience within a procurement role

About the employer

We are a regional property development and housebuilding company, we create beautifully crafted sustainable homes of outstanding quality in exceptional locations across the North East of England and Yorkshire




Inkerman House St John's Road




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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


Rosanna Lee

Apprenticeship standard

Procurement and supply assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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

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