Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting applications for this programme, with the last date for applications submitted on Sunday 21st March 2021.

Supplier Contracts Apprentice Level 4

Severn Trent Services (STS) operate in a competitive market to deliver water and wastewater services across the UK. We have the national capability to give multi-site businesses the benefit and simplicity of dealing with a single supplier for all their locations.

Locations: Coventry

Apprenticeship Programme: Comercial Procurement and Supply

Apprenticeship Level: 4 HIgher

Equivalent to: Degree

Programme Duration: 3 years

What you'll be doing

As a key member of the Severn Trent Services team, you will encompass the entire procurement cycle, achieving a Level 4 apprenticehip in Procurement and Supply which will enable you to use your breadth and depth of experience to position yourself as a fully effective commercially skilled professional. 

The work of procurement and supply professionals includes the process of procurement, or buying goods and services. In this apprenticeship, you will provide contract administration, and support the day to day aspects of Severn Trent Services’  contract being delivered to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) across  the UK as well as other commercial contracts within Severn Trent Services. 

You will work with customers, external stakeholders and internal teams to ensure that the Business Plan revenue targets are met.  The role sits within the Contract Management team which acts as the primary commercial interface with Ministry of Defence and the wider business which ensures the adoption of best commercial practice across Severn Trent Services.Key accountabilities will include:

  • Providing day to day contract administration and support for MOD and other contracts
  • Support the Contract Management Team in receiving, investigating and resolving internal contract queries
  • Ensure that all communications with customers and other STS teams are clear and commercial focussed
  • Liaise with a wide range of internal stakeholders including on-site Service Delivery, Billing, MOD Contracted Customers, Finance and Contract Management colleagues
  • Provide support at commercial and contractual meetings with MOD and other Customers
  • Supporting the coordination of standard contract documents
  • Update and maintain registers that enable contract data to be managed efficiently and accurately
  • Assist with compliance monitoring with all customer, internal and external policies and procedures 

The starting salary for this programme is £16,807.

You can visit the Severn Trent Services careers page to understand more about the organisation and what we do.

How we'll support you

Training and Development

Your apprenticeship will allow you to develop the skills and experience that you’ll require to become a Supplier Contracts Technician. During this time, you’ll combine on-the-job learning with formal, nationally recognised development training to gain your level 4 higher apprenticeship. Following completion of your apprenticeship, you will be able to register as a  member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

To help you drive and own your career progression, we’ll provide you with Personal Development Plan. This will be set and agreed with your line manager and reviewed regularly in performance reviews.

This apprenticeship follows the apprenticeship standards set out by the Institute of Apprenticeships.

The skills applicants need

This apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to develop broad understanding of business and experience in commercial business management in a contract environment.

We’re looking for people who’ll demonstrate curiosity. You’ll be able to grasp and learn things quickly, learning from your own and others experience, to improve  commercial value of contracts we have with our suppliers. You will take ownership of tasks and hold yourself accountable for delivering contract administation, taking pride in the key role that you'll have in supporting contracts being delivered.

Developing knowledge and expertise during your apprenticeship, you’ll be someone who is willing to have courage to challenge and able to have difficult conversations, speaking up if you are unsure. You’ll be someone who is genuinely interested in people, seeking to understand their needs, expectations and priorities.

Wonderful for all

We’re building an inclusive company. We’ve created a culture that encourages all of our people to think of every single day as an opportunity to do something better.

Our most ambitious goals depend on forward-thinking ideas, no matter who they come from. As employers, we welcome people from all walks of life and promote diversity and inclusion.