Procurement Apprentice
Employment Type:
£592 per month
Coventry, CV3 2SU
Closing Date:
17th June, 2018

Job Role:

Are you keen to learn a new specific skill, in a particular area, whilst working for one of the country’s largest housing association? Then look no further- you have come to the right place. You will be a valued member of the Procurement Department, Providing accurate and efficient delivery of procurement and supplier management activity within shared service.

Your Apprenticeship will last for a two year duration.

Orbit cannot guarantee that after the two years you will be offered a permanent role within the organisation, however, the experience and qualifications that you will have gained throughout your time with us will certainly equip you for success in securing a permanent role in your career.

What does Procurement mean?

Procurement is the process of finding, agreeing terms and acquiring goods, services or works from an external source, often via a tendering or competitive bidding process

About Your Employer: 

Based in Coventry, Orbit owns and manages nearly 40,000 homes and is a not for profit organisation, which invests it’s profits into building homes and communities that people want to live in. As a people focused organisation, they invest in people to help shape our future.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Understand how to deliver excellent customer service
  • Organisation Skills (Able to manage time effectively and prioritise workload accordingly)
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions

Personal Attributes: 

  • Proactive approach to seeking and sharing knowledge
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Awareness of equality and diversity
  • Flexible, enthusiastic, ‘can-do’ approach to everyday work
  • Open to change and new ideas
  • Willingness and desire to take responsibility and use own initiative
  • Commitment to own personal professional development

Applying English & Maths To This Role: 

You may be using both English and Maths skills when handling delivery procurement and supplier management. Effective organisation of your workload will also require good English skills.

Qualifications Required: 

  • Our Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16.
  • 5 GCSE’s at grades (A*- C / 9 – 4) or equivalent including English and Mathematics.
  • Orbit is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Qualifications Gained: 

Apprenticeship in Business Administration Level 2

Future Prospects: 

You can take experience from this role learning skills such as Microsoft Office and other computer packages will be beneficial in other job roles. You may be able to apply these skills in another role around the housing sector.


Matching you to the right employer

All applicants will need to successfully complete a work trial before starting an apprenticeship programme. This ensures applicants and employers are a perfect match.

Salary information

Please note the salary for this role is the Apprentice National Minimum Wage which is £3.70 per hour / £148 per week for all ages of applicants.


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