Discover how an apprenticeship can develop a procurement and supply chain team.

Whether you’re looking for an entry level route into the profession or you want to upskill your experienced workers, an apprenticeship is a great choice. With competent and qualified staff, you’ll be able to grow your procurement and supply chain managers for the future.

In England, there are currently two procurement and supply related apprenticeship standards.

Both apprenticeships include OFQUAL regulated and internationally recognised CIPS qualifications.  You’ll be able to earn and learn at the same time with practical on and off-the-job learning and experience. 

A procurement and supply chain apprenticeship is delivered through a committed partnership with the following:


Procurement and supply chain apprenticeships are an effective way to bring people into the profession. Develop competence and skills leading to a promising future, with job opportunities in every sector.


Advance your apprentices through an effective on and off - the-job training programme lasting typically 2 years and a minimum of 12 months.

NEWS: Incentive payments deadline 31 May 2021

Approved Training Providers

An approved training provider will deliver you a well-structured, timely and credible training programme, which should be developed with your employer's active involvement.


 End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO)

An independent EPAO must be contracted to carry out a thorough set of assessment activities as the final part of the apprenticeship programme. CIPS is approved to provide this service for the current Level 3 and Level 4 procurement and supply chain apprenticeship standards.


Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship Standards

Level 3

Read about the Level 3 Procurement and Supply Assistant Apprenticeship standard.


Level 4

Read about the Level 4 Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship standard.




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