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Technology Procurement Assistant Apprentice with M&G plc

Craigforth, Stirling
£22000.00 per annum - 35 hours per week
Closing date
22 Apr 2023

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Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
12-18 months

Job Details

Duration of Apprenticeship:

 14 months fixed term contract

Job Description:


As a Technology Procurement Assistant Apprentice your daily duties will include:


  • Supporting the Team in delivery of an excellent procurement service to internal customers and third party suppliers, driving efficiencies and savings for the business
  • Supporting delivery of business strategy and third party supply chain control
  • Managing internal customers queries
  • Being the point of contact for third party suppliers regarding procurement activity within the function
  • Working with supplier contracts including reviewing, signature and deployment of ‘fit for purpose’
  • Working with a variety of business colleagues and building strong working relationships with core centralized teams (such as IT Security, Legal and Financial Crime)
  • Driving continuous improvement for the processes within their team and wider across the Commercial function
  • Understanding our Code of Conduct and how it applies to your work. Complying with all relevant policies, including mandatory training
  • Attending meetings and supporting implementation of projects
  • Developing knowledge of the market and supplier chain regulations

Training Provided:

 As a Business Administration Apprentice with BPP, you will undertake the Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship will be delivered through a blend of live online learning, pre-recorded lectures, and face to face inductions and masterclasses

 Qualification Requirements:

 As a minimum, candidate will have either 5 National 5s with Maths and English grades 4+ or 2 Highers with good grades in Maths and English (A-C). Alternatively, you will have 2 years of work experience in financial services industry


Personal Qualities & Skills:


Confident communication skills, both written and verbal

Ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders with ease

Ability to manage processes and coordinating with different people

Strong customer service awareness

Empathy and good listening skills

Efficient, proactive, structured approach to work and very well organised. Works well off of checklists & time blocking/time management

High level of accuracy and good attention to detail

Can effectively manage day to day work, alongside apprenticeship qualification

Moderate understanding of the MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

A proactive team player who is confident about working with others but also independently and can promptly escalate any issue and work remotely where required

Logical and analytical approach coupled with intelligence, passion and a drive to learn

Ability to formulate own opinions by thinking analytically about problems, thinking “outside the box” to resolve issues where required

We are looking for a confident individual with a positive outlook, can-do attitude and aspiration to want to progress.

The successful applicant will have strong desire to learn and a genuine interest in business and the financial services industry.

Applicants who succeed with us are self-motivated, capable of building and maintaining relationships and work effectively as part of a team.

The applicant would ideally have an inquisitive nature and be curious.

 Future Prospects:

This is a fixed term contract for 14 months upon which the business may decide to retain, subject to the Apprentice performance, headcount and available funding. If recruited into a permanent role, the individual will follow the career progression applicable to the specific role/department.


About BPP Professional Apprenticeships

BPP is one of the UK’s largest providers of professional apprenticeship training. They work closely with some of the UK’s leading employers including RBS, EY and Starbucks to create unique opportunities for apprentices.

Who Are BPP Professional Apprenticeships?

BPP have been delivering professional qualifications for over 40 years. Training over 80,000 leaners each year, across areas including law, management, accountancy, insurance, banking, nursing, healthcare and more.

What BPP Professional Apprenticeships Offers

BPP's programmes are developed in partnership with employers and respected professionals. Their programmes offer recognised professional qualifications, with a clear pathway from one level to the next – all the way up to chartered status. Regardless of position, almost anyone can get involved. From entry-level talent, to the most senior leaders. Through an apprenticeship you’ll have the opportunity to develop a stronger, wider and deeper skill set. 


Once you’re on your apprenticeship, you will be surrounded by BPP’s experts. Including dedicated Coaches who will support you through your journey, and Tutors who will provide their expertise on your chosen course. BPP’s flexible delivery blends digital learning with a face-to-face approach, and in some cases peer-to-peer learning, to help minimise disruption in your working environment.

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0161 244 6471
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