Purchasing & Contracts Analysis Apprentice

West Midlands Ambulanc
Brierley Hill
Competitive salary
Closing date
19 Oct 2021

Job Details

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

The Trust is proud to support our Armed Forces community and have signed up to the Step Into Health initiative. We welcome applications from Armed Forces Veterans and Service leavers.

Purchasing & ContractsAnalysis Apprentice

**18 month fixed term apprenticeship**

Salary: £4.30 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Base: The National Training Academy, Brierley Hill, DY5 1LQ

An exciting opportunity has become available for an apprentice to join our well established Purchasing & Contracts Team.

The successful applicant will work within the Purchasing & Contracts Department, which includes the Stores & Distribution function, to carry out delegated activities.

Applicants will need to have an interest in supply chain and procurement, in particular this analytical discipline to extract the require data and formulate the reports needed for the Purchasing & Contracts team and the wider organisation when required. You will need to have a good knowledge of maths and an initial insight into data analysis.

The role will involve the analysis of data within the Purchasing & Contracts and Store & Distribution functions of the Trust, including financial information, stock analysis, usage of goods and services to provide statistical data in a usable format. This will be performed using existing Trust IT systems and appropriate software tools and liaising with internal and external colleagues to collect the relevant data.

Supervision and support will be provided or available during tasks; successful completion will be dependent on meeting objectives set throughout the year.

This will enable the apprentice to work within the organisation to gain confidence, experience and build a portfolio of evidence for the apprenticeship accreditation.

The apprenticeship will be undertaken in collaboration with an approved training provider to achieve Procurement & Supply Assistant Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship

West Midlands Ambulance Service positively welcomes diversity and aims to be a truly inclusive place to work. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds that care about making a difference.

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident Leader status and we therefore guarantee to invite to assessments all applicants with a disability who meet the standards required for a job vacancy. If you wish to discuss and adjustments that you may need for the role of the assessment process prior to your application then please do not hesitate to contact the recruitment team.

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    Closing date for return of applications: _Monday 18thOctober 2021

    Please note: Only fully completed application forms will be accepted

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