Supply Chain Management Technical
If you’re looking to work in a globally-focused industry covering a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise, the supply chain management industry may be right for you. It covers data analysis, economic modelling, risk management, software design, business communications, global trade and a vast number of other business-critical processes.
Negotiate contracts with industry-leading suppliers as a purchasing assistant. Manage an innovative team delivering goods across the globe as an import/export supervisor.
You can contribute to the acceleration of the global economy by finding hidden opportunities in a business’s logistical operations. You’ll experiment with the latest advancements in supply chain software and technology. Whatever career you are pursuing in supply chain management, this apprenticeship will equip you with the essential tools required for this industry.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Management at SCQF Level 8.
Your qualification includes:
Vocational SVQ units alongside broader career skills training
Options to earn additional industry-focused qualifications
Hands-on work experience in a professional industry setting
Supply Chain Management at SCQF Level 9
During your apprenticeship, you could learn how to:
Select appropriate suppliers for your supply chain
Schedule and place orders for supplies at a fair price
Choose high-quality storage facilities and holding locations for business supplies
Develop operational relationships with other organisations
Create business contracts and specifications
Evaluate supply chain performance and test improvements
Depending on the career skills units you decide to focus on, you will be able to gain an understanding of essential business skills including:
Negotiation and sales skills
Employee onboarding and recruitment skills
These career skills are valuable across many different industries and disciplines. Examples relevant to supply chain management include transport, telecommunications, manufacturing and technology.
There are a wide variety of opportunities available to you following completion of this Technical Apprenticeship. You can join a higher-level education pathway or start full-time employment straight away.
Further education: Develop your understanding of supply chain management further by pursuing additional qualifications. Learners who have completed this Technical Apprenticeship can move onto the more advanced Professional Apprenticeship or undertake industry qualifications from the Institute of Operations Management.
Straight to work: Use your supply chain management qualification to immediately begin work in the industry. Completing this apprenticeship can lead to a range of jobs including the following:
Warehouse Team Leader
Supply Chain Specialist
Distribution Project Supervisor
There are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship course. However, employers will favour those who show an enthusiasm for learning and have previous relevant work experience in the sector.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Technical Apprenticeship will take a minimum of 12 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.