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Apprenticeships, where everyone is a winner.

Apprenticeships, where everyone is a winner.

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard in Commercial Procurement & Supply is proving a great success with hundred of Apprentices currently taking endpoint assessments, after starting the programme 12 months ago.

So who are the winners?

Participants
Achieving CIPS Level 4 Diploma supported by applied / action learning in the workplace as well as the support of a qualified coach.

Employers
Here at The Procurement Academy, nearly half of our Level 4 Diploma candidates, have their tuition funded by the Levy.

Is this the solution to the talent pool shortage in Procurement & Supply? It appears to be, as many employers are looking for a cost-effective process to develop their teams in an increasingly uncertain commercial environment.

As part of the Level 6 Trailblazer Group, we are seeing demand increasing for higher-level apprenticeships leading to full MCIPS award.


For entry-level candidates, the CIPS Advanced Certificate is being considered as part of a Level 3 procurement apprenticeship standard currently going through the final stages of development.

This could lead to a development programme for entry-level to Chartered Status derived from apprenticeship standards.

This is just what employers on our Trailblazer groups are looking for.

For more information or assistance, just drop me an email:

mandy@theprocurementacademy.com