Procurement Officer (Apprentice)


Professional Services and Operations
CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Grade 3
£32,624.00 to £39,342.00 per annum

Fixed Term - 24 months

Full time - 35 hours per week

11 December 2023 23:55

January 2024

The opportunity

Unlock your potential with a Procurement Apprenticeship at UAL!  

Are you looking to kickstart your career in the interesting world of Procurement? UAL is offering an incredible opportunity to become a Procurement Officer (Apprentice) and gain valuable skills while working towards a recognised qualification. You will study the Procurement and Supply Assistant Level 3 apprenticeship, which will equip you with the knowledge, expertise, and practical experience needed to excel in your role and pave the way for future career progression.  

Reporting to the Senior Category Manager, the Procurement Officer (Apprentice) will support the procurement team in a wide range of procurement activities across the University. This may include, but not limited to working on procurement reports, assisting in tender activities, working with internal and external stakeholders supporting culture of best practice principles for purchasing and assist with keeping to the University accreditations and ethical commitments.    


About you

To be eligible for this apprenticeship, you should not have any prior procurement related qualifications, but you will need to hold a Level 3 qualification in any other subject and Maths and English GCSE’s A-C / 9-4 (or equivalent) and a genuine interest in procurement is essential. Please read the full eligibility criteria which can be found on the FAQ’s of our apprenticeships careers site.  

If you have good communication skills, coupled with strong planning, organising, and teamwork skills we encourage you to explore this role further.    

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility. 

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What we offer

To recognise the hard work of our staff and their contributions, we provide a wide range of benefits – please check our careers site/Canvas for further information as conditions and exclusions apply:

▪ at least 31 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays.
▪ generous defined benefit pension schemes (LGPS/TPS}.
▪ flexible working and family-friendly policies for improved work-life balance.
▪ 2 days of paid volunteering leave for a UK registered charity.
▪ discounts including TOTUM, gyms, nursery and private healthcare insurance.
▪ continuous learning and development opportunities including free UAL Short Courses.
▪ season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, free counselling via EAP and more! 

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world. 

Our culture

We have become one of the world’s most international Universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. And, as a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, which leads to new conversations and innovative work. At our very core, everything we do seeks to challenge the status quo by driving social purpose and standing up for what matters.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We aim to be a university where everyone can be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

With our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we are proud to be a Race Equality Charter (REC) member to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff, a Stonewall Diversity Champion to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work, a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and member of the Business Disability Forum which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace. 

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Stages involved in the process: Application, Shortlisting, Interview Q&A, Other, Onboarding.

As part of your application, you will need to answer 3 competency question(s) demonstrating how you meet the role requirements as can be found in the person specification.

We advise you to apply early as the application closing date may be brought forward if we receive enough applications. If you have any general questions or require any reasonable adjustments, please get in touch via
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This opportunity is closed to applications.