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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/11/2020.

Business & Administration Apprentice - Materials Management

Job Reference: 318-20-GMS2667JHO

Gloucestershire Managed Services
Materials Management
£10,132 pa

GMS provides the estates, facilities, sterile services and materials management services for the Trust. We provide services such as clinical equipment management, provision of facilities services such as catering, domestics, portering and linen, manage the construction and development of new and existing healthcare buildings and manage the building, engineering and grounds services.

GMS aims to provide a best value customer service which ensures a safe, compliant and sustainable environment, and that supports our customers to be efficient and effective in patient care.

Are you looking for an apprenticeship in Business & Administration?

Then kick start your career with Gloucestershire Managed Services based at

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital/Cheltenham General Hospital

Job Title:Business and Administration Apprentice

Department/Area: Materials Management, Distribution Stores

Accountable to: Materials Management Supervisor

Organisation: GMS (Gloucestershire Managed Services)

Location: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital / Cheltenham General Hospital

Hours:37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday (Fixed Term 18 months)

Salary:Gloucestershire Managed Services, Apprentice Terms and Conditions

£10,132 pa, £5.18 per hour

An excellent opportunity has arisen for 2 Materials Management Apprentices to complete an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration and gain valuable experience working in an acute hospital environment.

This apprenticeship vacancy would be suitable for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in Materials Management.

The Materials Management apprentices would be managed by the Materials Management Supervisor and will be supported to carry out core tasks including:

  • To work within a small team responsible for providing a quality logistics service to our front line staff treating and caring for patients.

  • Managing stocks of consumable products using bar coded data capture and ensures that clinical staff always have access to the correct product when they need it

    Raises requisitions / orders on behalf of users and liaises with supply chair partners / suppliersDistributes, unpack and check deliveries and provides information to users.

  • The Materials Management apprentices would be expected to be professional, treat everyone with kindness and respect, and have the confidence to communicate with staff at all levels within Gloucester Managed Services, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, other Trusts and external suppliers / customers.

    Throughout the apprenticeship journey you will:

  • Be supported in the workplace by a mentor

  • 20% “off the job training” to develop and enhance your learning

  • Be in regular contact with the Training Provider and the Apprenticeship & Careers Team

  • Have access to a virtual learning platform

  • Receive support from your Training Provider, Manager/Mentor and the Apprenticeship & Careers Team

  • Attend workshops / webinars where you will have the opportunity to discuss and share

The maximum working week is 37.5 hours / week, Monday to Friday 08:30 hrs till 16:30 hrs - to be agreed; these hours will be on a weekly rota. This includes a daily unpaid break of 30 minutes.

The young person (under 18 years) will have a break every 4.5 hours worked; there is no weekend working.

For further information about the role please contact Barry Conway, Materials Management Supervisor on 0300 422 5137.

For further information regarding the apprenticeship, please contact Andrea Harford, Apprenticeships & Careers Team Coordinator on 0300 422 5109.

Interviews will be held week commencing 9th November 2020.

For more details of the role and requirements of the apprenticeship, please see Job Description attached. If you have a specific interest in this area please highlight this on your application in the supporting information.

Our Trust uses a values based recruitment (VBR) approach, to ensure that we recruit the best employees with the right skillsand values to support effective team working in order to deliver excellent patient care and experience.

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. The Recruitment Team are unable to accept any applications after the position has closed on NHS Jobs.

Committed to safeguarding our community

If applicable for the post, all successful candidates will be required to pay for their own Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost will be £29 (standard checks) or £46 (enhanced checks), and will be recovered through three instalments from the candidate's salary. Please contact for further information.

GMS is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Managed Services, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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