I’m convinced that there is a correlation between employers adding value to great buyers, and great buyers adding value to the employer
— Neil Bloomfield (Head of Procurement Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust)


ABA Procurement offer Level 4  Procurement and Supply Apprenticeships, in collaboration with our partners to provide a one stop shop for procurement apprentices.

The Apprenticeship Levy

It has been recognised that there is a vast skills shortage in the Supply Chain and only by investing and upskilling  procurement professionals will growth be facilitated.

As a result, the Apprentice levy can now be used to train new and existing procurement professionals via the Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship. If you’re a smaller, non-levy paying company you can still be eligible for levy support.

This the Apprenticeship is usually delivered over a 2-year period, where the Apprentice will complete the CIPS Level 4 Diploma course and Category Management skills course, before completing an End Point Assessment. The End Point Assessment is professionally assessed by CIPS.


ABA's Role in Apprenticeships

As a CIPS Centre of Excellence, ABA provide Apprentices with the training for the CIPS Diploma.

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Apprenticeship Partners

ABA have chosen to partner with two excellent Apprenticeship providers.

Encompass - look after our apprentices based in Norwich and Cambridge.

Colchester Institute - take care of our apprentices in Colchester.

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Apprenticeship Locations

Study your apprenticeship with ABA in: Norwich, Cambridge, Colchester, or with an in-company programme.