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Procurement Apprentice

Procurement Apprentice

Vacancy References:  VR250
Pay:  Year 1 £5.50 per hour
         Year 2 £7.50 for those over the age of 24 and £7.05 for those under 24

Kent Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for delivering fire and rescue services to more than 1.7 million people in Kent.

With 55 fire stations and 1,200 operational members of staff, Kent Fire and Rescue Service has a fleet of more than 75 fire engines and other operational vehicles.

Every year firefighters deal with around 16,500 incidents. These include nearly 1,000 road crashes, around 750 house fires, over 2,400 non-fire rescues, including flooding incidents.
With more than 400km (250 miles) of motorway and major trunk roads, we are used to dealing with a huge range of hazardous and dangerous incidents every day.

More than 225km (139 miles) of coastline, inland waterways and the busiest sea channel in the world means we work closely with HM Coastguard and the Royal Air Force when called upon to deal with off-shore ship fires and rescues. Firefighters also get called upon to help with many smaller incidents on our inland waterways and the Thames Estuary. The White Cliffs at Dover present their own unique challenge each time the service's technical rope rescue team is called out to pluck people to safety.

Kent also has a diverse range of industries including paper-making factories, processing plants, nuclear power generators and other potentially hazardous businesses.

We now have a vacancy for an apprentice to work in our Procurement and Commercial Team within the Service.

Procurement officers work in many types of public and private organisations, where they process purchasing transactions for services, equipment, stationery and other goods. They perform duties such as identifying the procurement needs of an organisation, reviewing purchase requisitions, awarding supplier tenders and supervising the performance of contractors.

Apprenticeships at Kent Fire & Rescue Service provide individuals with a real job, with real training whilst they learn and earn a wage.  Apprenticeships include elements of on the job and off the job training leading to industry recognised standards or qualifications.

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16 who is a self-starter and able to work well as part of a team as well as on their own.

How do you apply?

If you are interested in this role, please complete an online application form in line with the job description and person specification, by 26 January 2018.  Please click this link to apply.

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