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Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprentice

Mott Macdonald House, 8-10 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EE
£21,200.00 annually
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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What you will do in your working day
  • Working alongside IT Procurement, Purchasing and Asset Management teams to deliver value for money and reduced risks to Mott MacDonald through supplier negotiations
  • Assist business owners with the identification and sourcing of cost-effective and high-quality suppliers
  • Assist with supplier due diligence checks using our ethical/reputational and financial viability tools
  • Raise purchase order requests on behalf of business owners and track these through to completion
  • Support the reporting of procurement metrics such as number of renewals/new purchases, number of suppliers and value of purchases managed by the teams
  • Engage with a diverse range of stakeholders within the company on different purchases, including IT, Finance, Legal and Management
  • Client and stakeholder engagement
  • Assist the wider Procurement Team with additional tasks where required
  • Building awareness of the Procurement Team throughout the wider business
  • Get involved with our Early Career Professionals activities to develop skills and build a network, through seminars, training courses and learning on-the-job. This will supplement time spent on the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply qualification and allow practical application of knowledge
  • Support will be provided by your line manager (IT Manager - Procurement), the IT Category Managers, and the network of apprentices within the company
  • Academic support will also be received from college tutors, which will be linked through regular coordinated reviews between academic and company staff

The training you will be getting
  • As an apprentice you will work towards a Level 4 Diploma in Procurement & Supply with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Training is will be delivered online via day release

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
  • Upon completion of this apprenticeship you may be offered a full time role with Mott Macdonald
  • You may also be supported in continuing your progression through university/degree apprenticeships as well as professional body registration
  • You may be promoted to a more senior level within the company and train the next apprentices in this post, Mott Macdonald also offers ongoing training and development through your time with us

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 5 or B) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 5 or B) Essential

Things to consider

Please note that you may be required to travel outside of Newcastle for work or study. Mott Macdonald will cover any additional costs you may incur as a result of this including travel and accomodation.

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