Employers needed to develop new procurement apprenticeship standard

17 June 2015

CIPS is calling on employers to form a trailblazer group to develop the Level 4 apprenticeship standard for procurement professionals.

This follows the launch in April of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Procurement by CIPS, the National Apprenticeship Service and the City of London Corporation.

New apprenticeships are defined by employer-led standards, rather than being developed by awarding and professional bodies as they have been in the past.

A minimum of 10 employers is needed with one prepared to chair the group.

“CIPS is committed to supporting the development of an apprenticeship standard in procurement but needs support from employers who would be interested in joining a trailblazer group,” said Esther Redman, CIPS education network manager.

“The next stage of the process is to determine if enough employers are interested in forming a group.”

CIPS will coordinate the group, request a group chair who is prepared to lead the development and ensure appropriate support is available.

The Institute has also developed guidance on the development of apprenticeship standards, which can be found at www.cips.org/en-GB/Careers/Apprenticeships-in-Procurement.

If you would like to be part of the employer group to develop the apprenticeship standard for procurement, contact Esther Redman at apprenticeships@cips.org.

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