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  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: 13,432
  • Level: 3
  • Reference: 31221
15/08/2019 The Growth Company Manchester M21 7QP


  • Sector: business admin law
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: 13,432
  • Level: 3
  • Reference: 31221
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About this opportunity

This great opportunity as a Procurement Apprentice will support a wide range of services provided by the Procurement team, including information analysis and interpretation. This varied role will provide a broad spectrum of experience.

A normal day would include:

• Supporting the administration function across the central Procurement team:
• Attending and participating in meetings both on and off site
• Gathering, interpreting and reporting procurement performance information
• Being involved in procurement exercises, including tendering and contract management
• Gaining an understanding of Social Value, Corporate Social Responsibility and how what we do benefits local communities
• Gathering information on our customers experiences and assisting their involvement in procurement activity.

What you could go on to do:
This apprenticeship position will provide you with the opportunity to move into a career in procurement.

How you will be supported:
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role. The employer will also provide you with a workplace mentor to support your development within the role as well as lots of additional training and development opportunities and enable you to participate in a range of organisational projects to enhance the skills you develop even further.

What will happen next:
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

• Qualified to minimum GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and maths

Personal Qualities

• Personally positive and highly motivated
• A high level of attention to detail
• The ability to work well during periods of change or uncertainty
• Able to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative
• Professional and value led with integrity, inclusivity and respect for diversity
• Commitment to work in partnership with others for the benefit of Great Places
• Ability to work flexibly and when needed outside normal working hours
• Ambitious with a personal drive to succeed


• Methodical approach to solving queries
• Ability to work on own initiative, but understand level of responsibility within the team
• Able to interact with a wide range of people
• Can prioritise work and manage a number of tasks concurrently
• Ability to complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner when working under pressure
• Good written and verbal communication
•Ability to work effectively with colleagues and other stakeholders to give information/find information/resolve problems
• Organisation and ability to time-manage work load
• Able to deliver a high standard of customer service
• The ability to develop and project a positive image of Great Places through personal, written and oral skills

Get more details

Do you hold grades A-C Maths and English GCSE's (achieved or predicted)?


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