Birmingham City Council

Procurement Apprentice (x3)

Birmingham City Council but the roles are offered on an agile and flexible basis to suit the…
£20,903 to £27,041
30 Sep 2021
31 Oct 2021
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Brighter. Bolder. Birmingham

Birmingham City Council is the largest local authority in Europe – and we’re on the cusp of something truly special. With an annual spend of over £3billion we’re gearing up for major events such as the 2022 Commonwealth Games and HS2. Championing economic growth for the city, we’re determined to create a brighter future for all our citizens and at the heart of this ambition lies our Corporate Procurement Service.

Join us and you won’t just improve life for 1.1 million people, you’ll help Birmingham become one of the world’s most successful, sustainable cities. Our vision is for Corporate Procurement Service to be a best-in-class function that’s agile, innovative and proactive, as well as diverse and inclusive. This is an incredibly exciting time for us; the opportunities for you to contribute and influence, to make bold and significant changes are endless. It’s a chance to create a Brighter, Bolder Birmingham. At Birmingham City Council, we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, and offer agile working arrangements.


A fantastic opportunity to start a professional career in a procurement and commercial role and benefit from both learning in the role but also through a dedicated apprenticeship programme.

You will be joining a Service which is aspiring to be best in class. The role will be key in

supporting the Category and Contract team in the management of category plans, suppliers, contracts and sourcing activity as well as receive training towards Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply status (CIPS).


How to apply

To be shortlisted for interview we will be assessing and evaluating your application on how you meet the essential criteria in the Person Specification for the specific role.

We strongly recommend that you demonstrate by example how you meet all of the essential criteria detailed in the Person Specification and recommend that you do this by responding line-by-line to each individual element in the Person Specification.

Virtual interviews will also further explore how you meet the competencies against the essential criteria of the Person Specification.


“Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information”

For informal enquires please contact Steve Sandercock, Assistant Director - Procurement on 07517530264 or email

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We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”

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