• Apprenticeship Reference: 1279720978-2
  • Date Posted: 27 March 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Sureserve Group
  • Location: Newmarket, Suffolk
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Transport & Logistics, Driving, Energy and Utilities, Health and Safety, Procurement & Supply Chain, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Procurement & Supply Assistant Apprentice

About Providor

Providor Ltd is a subsidiary of Sureserve Group and installs domestic smart meters across the UK, working directly for a number of energy suppliers. Meter asset managing services are also provided for some clients.


As an Procurement & Supply Assistant Apprentice you will offer key support to the day to day operation of the overall Supply Chain department to ensure the department meets the business requirements. You will be assigned a Mentor to help guide and support you through your development programme and with support from your line manager you ll get opportunities to work on projects, meet key stakeholders and deliver outputs that will make a real difference.

Working with the wider Supply Chain team you will cover all Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours (KSBs) required and inline with the awarding bodies standard.

On successful completion you will gain a Level 3 Procurement and Supply Assistant Apprenticeship Certificate of Completion and a CIPs Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply, plus an offer of a substantive position within the Supply Chain team, the option of further training and the opportunity for further progression.

General Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Raise and validate purchase orders in line with company guidelines.
  • Learn and apply the procurement processes in day to day sourcing requirements.
  • Answer on day calls and emails from Operations offering solutions and escalation where required.
  • Manage the stock team inbox.
  • Answering on day queries from our logistics partners and external suppliers.
  • Onboard new starter engineers.
  • Demobilise engineer leavers.
  • Support with delivering key information to the wider parts of the business.
  • Support onsite stores.
  • Monitoring of stock levels.
  • Placing orders in line with company guidelines.
  • Produce regular business reports.
  • Any assistance required on day for any Supply Chain related task.

Key Criteria:

  • Apprentice must have lived in the UK for at least three years
  • Apprentice must be aged 16 or over
  • Apprentice must not be on another active government funded course.
  • Desirable: Evidence of Level 2 English and Maths Functional Skill
  • Full UK Driving licence

What we offer in return:

  • Employer contributed pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme with 24 hours telephone and online access
  • 29 days annual leave (Inc. statutory bank holidays)
  • Access to Flexible Benefits Scheme (including buy holidays, bike to work scheme Health shield care plan, and many more)
  • Life assurance
  • Breakfast Club
  • Social Events