Procurement and Commercial Apprentice

South Wales Police
Police Staff
K Corporate Finance
HQ, Bridgend
Full Time
Fixed Term
12-18 months

01/03/2024, 15:00

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South Wales Police brings together thousands of people with the same aim – to keep South Wales safe.

The South Wales Police Apprentice programme is an excellent opportunity for you if you are wanting to develop your workplace skills alongside gaining an academic qualification.

Becoming part of #TeamSWP will offer you a unique learning experience where you will contribute to real life projects in a complex and diverse environment. We value individuality and encourage new ideas and creativity that will contribute to our success as a force and make a difference to society. We are looking for people with diverse skills and experiences who are innovative, driven, ambitious and above all, talented individuals who aspire to be our leaders of the future and wish to join our successful team.

Our apprenticeship programme is paid and is for a period of 12 – 18 months (dependent upon reaching the requirements for the qualification) starting in September 2024. It is a level 3 apprenticeship and you will be expected to complete a Level 3 qualification alongside your work with South Wales Police. You will be supported through the course by a tutor from the college  and by your team in the workplace. At the end of the qualification, you will be able to apply for a permanent role within South Wales Police.

This apprenticeship within Commercial & Procurement Services is an excellent development opportunity for you to gain a broad exposure to procurement. You will have opportunity to develop your business skills and knowledge of procurement. We are a joint unit, and you will support the Procurement team across South Wales and Gwent forces, assisting in the day to day business. The role will provide administrative support to the Procurement Services team whilst working with the South Wales Police Apprenticeship Programme.

The apprenticeship includes completion of the requirements of a Level 3 apprenticeship qualification in Business Administration, which includes a unit to learn about preparing contract specifications and an understanding of tendering processes This apprenticeship will be supplemented with experience to introduce the individual to procurement in the public sector.

There will  be opportunity to develop skills and experience in a wide area of procurement processes and procedures such as  processing of purchase requisitions, administration of travel requests, administration of force purchase cards, engagement with suppliers, ethical and socially responsible procurement and contract management awareness.

The post-holder will benefit from Smarter Working policies, with a mixture of home working and working in South Wales Police Headquarters.

There are numerous benefits to working for South Wales Police, from learning and development opportunities to schemes which aim to improve your lifestyle and wellbeing, as well as generous Local Government Pension Scheme / Police Pension Schemes, paid annual leave, flexible working and family friendly policies and many more, click here for more information.

Please note to be eligible for the SWP Apprenticeship Programme you must:

  • Have a good standard of education to at least GCSE A-C grade, including Maths and English, or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and abilities.
  • Be a British Citizen, citizen from the European Economic Area (EEA), Commonwealth citizen or foreign national with no restrictions on your stay in the United Kingdom.
  • Not have previously completed an apprenticeship, internship, or graduate programme with South Wales Police.
  • If you are applying for a South Wales Police Staff Apprenticeship as a career change opportunity then the role you apply for must be of a different discipline than any previous qualifications you hold. For example if you have a ICT degree you would not be able to apply for the ICT apprenticeship, but could apply for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion apprenticeship.

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity, apply today and join #TeamSWP


This role is not suitable for part time/job share workers due to operational requirements.

The successful Candidate must be willing to undergo vetting to MV/SC Vetting.

If you are currently involved in a PSD Investigation then you will not be eligible to apply for this role.

Click here  for information on how to complete our online application process

This opportunity is closed to applications.