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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/06/2022.

Procurement Apprentice

Job Reference: J316-A-22-1150-T2T5

Collaborative Procurement Partnership
£18274.52 - £22377.36

Procurement Apprentice

£18,274.52 – £22,377.36 (depending on experience)

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skillset?

Would you like to be part of a team that make a difference to the NHS?

Yes? This may be the ideal opportunity for you to gain on the job training and grow a career in procurement.

Collaborative Procurement Partnership is excited to offer apprenticeship opportunities in a diverse world of procurement and category management.

You will join us in August 2022 with a structured learning programme to follow for 2 years, provided by a prestigious, nationally recognised training provider, concluding with an independent End Point Assessment. You must be available for interviews in the last 2 weeks of June 2022 and for enrolment activities in July 2022.

What We Do

We add value to the NHS through effective procurement and category management.

Collaborative Procurement Partnership delivers effective procurement initiatives and first-class category management to source and supply surgical medical equipment and consumables.

We are very proud to be part of NHS Supply Chain and the savings we generate directly benefit the patient.

We ensure that the NHS can access the products it needs at the right time and at the right price – with everything robustly clinically tested and compliant to UK regulations so that quality is never compromised.

The Role

You will work as a Procurement Apprentice in one of our contracting teams liaising with suppliers, analysing purchasing data, supporting tender processes and working closely with a team of expert buyers.

Successful candidates will study for the Procurement and Supply Assistant Apprenticeship which includes day release to attend a specialist study centre in Sheffield.

In addition to your studies, on the-job learning will offer an enriched learning experience in the working world of procurement. This will require the successful candidate to provide exceptional administrative support to our Procurement Specialists and Category Managers, enabling them to deliver a first-class service to the NHS and provide creative, cost-effective solutions for their toughest challenges.


  • At least 5 GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 (former A* - C) including Maths and English.
  • Educated to ‘A’ Level standard and/or qualification by experience of working in a commercial environment.
  • A confident, articulate, and engaging manner.
  • Strong IT skills with excellent knowledge of Excel.
  • Excellent customer service skills are vital in providing a high standard of service to our suppliers and colleagues.
  • A positive attitude to learning and developing new skills is a must.
  • A friendly, approachable personality.

If you currently hold work experience or a degree in a similar field and feel these skills are transferrable to this role, we would love to hear from you, although this is not essential as full training and support will be given to the successful candidate.

The Rewards

  • Competitive salary and potential to receive an annual pay progression.
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions.
  • 25 days’ holiday entitlement plus bank holidays.
  • The opportunity to purchase additional holidays.
  • Death in service benefit.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Health Cash Benefit.
  • A friendly, supportive, and energetic working environment.

How to Apply

Does it sound like this is the right opportunity for you? If so, we would love to receive your application!

Please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button on the right-hand side of this screen. Further information on Collaborative Procurement Partnership and the role can be found via the attached documents under the ‘Further links’ tab on the right-hand side.

Please note that if you are successful in gaining an interview for this role, the interviews will be in person at our Sheffield office (S4) on Monday 27 June 2022.

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