Procurement and Supply Chain - Level 4
"Having had the opportunity to plan, deliver and manage multiple procurements ranging up to a million pounds has been one of the many highlights throughout the scheme."
— Lavinia, Procurement and Supply Chain apprentice
How long: 2 years
Where: London-based hybrid working. Expected 1-2 days on average in the office (subject to working patterns and business requirements).
What you'll need
- A minimum of 2 GCSE's Grade A*-C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English
- Plus 2 A-Levels in any subject at grade A*-D or equivalent
- You must be 18 years old by September 2023 to be eligible for this scheme
Our Procurement and Supply Chain function is responsible for implementing and managing contractual requirements with TfL's supply base of over 3,000 suppliers, accounting for roughly £6bn spend per year.
Following the reduction in customers since the pandemic, it's never been more important to be prudent with our money and understanding our contracts.
What you'll be doing
As an apprentice, your two-year development programme will be made up of up to four placement rotations. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career.
Each placement will see you undertaking a wide variety of responsibilities that increase with your development on the scheme.
You'll start by learning simple procurements to understand the business. By the end of the scheme, you'll be:
- Running tenders
- Processing payments
- Managing contracts
- Engaging with stakeholders and suppliers
You'll also have an extensive understanding of commercial thinking and strategies.
Where this career can take you
Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could roll-off into a Commercial Officer or Assistant Commercial Manager role, dependent on your performance throughout the scheme.
This could lead to further career development opportunities in senior positions - there's no ceiling to how high you could aim!
Successfully completing the Level 4 Diploma means you'll become eligible for membership at the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).