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Procurement Assistant - Modern Apprenticeship - 14008

11 September 2017


24 months


£15,421 per annum


The University of Edinburgh.

Work Environment: 

You will work within an award-winning procurement team, at one of the world's leading universities.  Our purpose is to support the University in achieving its objectives by helping colleagues across the University to buy what they need, from the best suppliers and achieving the best value for money. 

As a member of the procurement team, you will contribute to the delivery of a high-quality and efficient procurement service.

You will be based in the city centre of Edinburgh in Chambers Street, with the opportunity to visit and work in other locations across the University.

This opportunity allow you to join others in the Scottish Procurement People of Tomorrow programme

What might a day in this job look like?

Your typical duties will include:

  • Assisting the procurement team in providing an effective and efficient strategic procurement service
  • Assisting with all types of procurement activities, including tendering and contract activities, to ensure that the University's procurement complies with national and European law, and delivers best value
  • Working towards the attainment of a nationally recognised qualification, through a range of appropriate training, support and supervision.

What will I learn?

  • Communication, organisation, interpersonal, team-working and customer service skills
  • Industry related training and qualifications 
  • Find out more about buying: Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
  • Work towards Scottish Vocational Qualification level 3 in Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Knowledge and skills in procurement related IT systems, such as modern eProcurement and eTendering systems.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

  • Minimum of five National 5 qualifications (including Maths and English)
  • Motivated, flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer focus
  • A willingness to learn and develop your skills
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office 
  • Excellent written and numerical skills.

How to Apply:  

Please send your CV and covering letter to Jenni Dixon,

Closing Date:

Monday 25 September.