These government backed programmes allow your apprentice to develop the key skills required to become a more effective member of your procurement and supply chain organisation.

Apprenticeship standards are developed in conjunction with employer organisations with the purpose of developing occupational competencies to increase organisational effectiveness and efficiencies through increasing apprentice’s knowledge, skills, and behaviours.

CIPS Business Training deliver the modern apprenticeship programmes: L4-Commercial Procurement and Supply Standard and L3-Procurement & Supply Assistant Standard in conjunction with our apprenticeship partners Encompass Developments Ltd. We deliver both online live lessons and classroom-based lessons.

Funding an Apprenticeship

Employers will fall into one of two categories: Levy Payer, or Non-Levy. If you are a Levy Payer, funding for apprenticeships will be taken from your monthly Levy contribution. If you are a Non-Levy employer, you will have to make a 5% cash contribution to the cost of the apprenticeship, and the government will cover the rest.

Available Apprenticeships

Available Apprenticeships

LEVEL 3

Procurement & Supply Assistant Standard

Procurement & Supply Assistant Standard

This apprenticeship is designed for employees who have recently commenced work within a procurement and supply chain function. The level 3 apprenticeship is suitable for all organisations.

Eligibility – There are no entry requirements for this level, however you will need a C (or equivalent) in English and Maths. A functional skills program is available to complete if you do not have these qualifications.

Learn More

LEVEL 4

Commercial Procurement & Supply Standard

Commercial Procurement & Supply Standard

This is aimed at investing in and upskilling procurement professionals, to close the skills gap in the supply chain. This apprenticeship enables individuals to build a breadth and depth to their knowledge and bring enhanced value to themselves and their workplace.

Eligibility – requires Two years’ experience in a business environment or Level 3 Advanced certificate in Procurement and Supply or 2 A Levels or Equivalent.

Learn More