Why School Leavers Should Consider a Career in Procurement

There are a multitude of career paths that many of us don’t even know exist! When exploring your options as you look to the future, a career in procurement might just be the one for you…

What is the Typical Procurement Career Path?

When considering a career in procurement, it is useful to know what your career path may look like. Depending on your level of qualification, you could ultimately become a senior buyer or head of procurement in a wealth of sectors. Other job roles subsequent to a procurement qualification with SRSCC includes:

Level 3 Advanced Certificate

  • Stock/ Inventory controller/ planner
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Contract Analyst
  • Assistant Contract Officer
  • Administrator

Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply

  • Buyer
  • Procurement/purchasing executive
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Contract officer
  • Supply chain/inventory/logistics analyst
  • Supply chain/inventory/logistics planner

Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply

  • Senior/chief buyer
  • Group/senior procurement/purchasing executive
  • Category manager
  • Contract manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Supply chain manager

Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and supply

  • Procurement Lead/Director
  • Senior Category Manager/Lead
  • Supply Chain Director/Lead
  • Heads of Procurement
  • Strategic Procurement Managers
  • Senior Buyers

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L7 Senior Leader Qualification for Managers and Team Leaders

For those who are seeking an alternative to an academic higher education route, the Level 7 Senior Leader Qualification is equivalent to a university degree and will provide an individual with unrivalled training and insight into the procurement industry with a core qualification. During the undertaking of this course, the programme will focus on an individuals competence in leading and influencing, whilst developing strategic procurement skills alongside organisational strategy to align with procurement/supply chain functions within a business’s acumen.

From this, there will be a variety of opportunities presented to an individual within the procurement industry.

Find out more about the Level 7 procurement apprenticeship.

Our expert team have been successfully delivering procurement qualifications and apprenticeships for 14 years, with the L3,L4 and L5 purchasing apprenticeships providing those with GCSE’s grades from A-C in 3 subjects (including English and Maths), the perfect stepping stone to beginning a career in procurement.

Commence a Career in Procurement with SRSCC

Allow the experts at SRSCC to further propel your career prospects. You can choose from a wide range of procurement qualifications and apprenticeship. Get in touch with a member of our team today by calling 01772 282555  or alternatively, you can contact us online.


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Why School Leavers Should Consider a Career in Procurement

Emma Jackson

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Emma joined SRSCC in 2019 on a freelance basis taking on a teaching and learning consultancy role. She has 20 years of experience in education as a qualified teacher, working in adult learning, secondary and primary school settings in the UK as well as abroad, namely Japan, Hungary, and France. 

More recently Emma has been teaching yoga, resilience, and mindfulness in primary schools to promote the physical and mental well-being of both pupils and staff.

Being multi-lingual and having a zeal for communication, cultural exchange and life-long learning Emma jumped at the opportunity to join the company as a Course Mentor. Building a good rapport with her learners, supporting them to overcome any challenges on their apprentice journey and facilitating them to fulfil their potential is her motivation.

Cumbrian born and bred in the Lake District, Emma enjoys the outdoors. When not relaxing in tree pose, she is most at home trail running in the hills with her husband and dog. Having clocked up 4 marathons to date, the application of her long-distance running mindset of perseverance, determination, discipline and patience is key to supporting her learners in their studies.

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He has a strong desire to grow the SRSCC brand and customer base. Working alongside our Business Development and Relationship Manager; he looks to strengthen both our Commercial and Apprenticeship learner portfolio by liaising with potential and existing learners through building customer relationships and understanding their requirements.