Procurement and Supply - Level 4 Apprenticeship

Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH
£22,246.00 annually
20 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Assistant Commercial Officer you will be assisting internal customers to deliver value effectively and innovatively, and within budget.

You will be exposed to the entire procurement cycle including pre- procurement and early market engagement, sourcing and contract agreements and supplier and category management.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprenticeship covers elements of business, economics and cost management. You will learn on the job and via online learning and face to face workshops. Successful completion of the apprenticeship will give you the skills and practical experiences needed to obtain a L4 Diploma in Procurement & Supply with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Completion of the apprenticeship makes you eligible for professional membership of the CIPS.

This is a permanent position so your employment will continue within the Commercial team and we will support you to continue your development and career progression within Defra and the wider civil service.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A - C or 9 - 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C or 9 - 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Three other subjects (Grade A - C or 9 - 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any Two Subjects (Grade A - C) Essential

Things to consider

Background and experience are not as important as your energy, enthusiasm and commitment as the apprenticeship will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be fully competent in this role. But you'll need to work hard and be fully committed to successfully completing the apprenticeship and building your career with us.