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  • Ref no: EDN12741
  • Published: 17/3/2020
  • Closes: 31/3/2020
  • Location: Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
  • Salary: £14,484.00 - £16,287.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description


Modern Apprenticeship in Procurement (2 Posts), fixed term for 2 years 
Waverley Court

Salary: £14,484 - £16,287
Hours: 36 per week

How would you like to assist the Procurement team in buying everything from vehicles and new schools to the fairground rides for Edinburgh’s Christmas festivities? The modern apprentice would be part of the Commercial and Procurement team who are responsible for buying all of the goods and services that the Council requires.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to buy goods and services, how they are paid for and how to use data for extra bargaining power. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the administrative support required to advertise, score and award tenders to successful suppliers as well as providing support to your colleagues and become a valuable member of the team.

You must be interested in data and will use your existing IT skills and talents and learn lots of new ones during your time with the department. This could be the start of a very interesting career and you may have the opportunity to progress onto further training.

Procurement is a recognised profession where further professional development can be attained while working.

The post holder will be involved in the Council’s Modern Apprenticeship programme, work towards an SVQ Level 3 in Procurement.

Applicants must be resident of the City of Edinburgh Council area: postcodes EH1-17, EH28, EH29, EH30.

Applicants must also either: have left secondary education in the past three years (including those about to leave this year); or currently be on a City of Edinburgh Council employability training programme, or be aged up to 29 with a disability or care experienced.

The City of Edinburgh Council applies a Living Wage allowance to ensure that all employees earn at least £9.07 per hour. Successful applicants will be paid the hourly rate as advertised, plus the allowance, in order to bring their earnings to £9.07 per hour.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race.

The advertised salary will increase by 3% on 1st April 2020.

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