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Scotland Preps For Purchasing And Supply Chain Apprenticeship Program

The City of Glasgow Collegeannounced last week that it launched a new apprenticeship program to encourage young people to consider a career in the purchasing and supply chain fields.

According to Supply Management, Glasgow College partnered withSkills Development Scotland for the apprenticeship program, which will provide training for new apprenticeships. The news source added that the purchasing and supply chain fields employ around 115,000 people across 12,400 companies in Scotland.

“The college’s new industry academy and the modern apprenticeship in procurement and supply chain will attract young people into an industry that benefits Scotland’s economy and businesses while providing good long-term career prospects,” College principal Paul Little said. “Our industry academies provide an academic hub supporting collaboration between the college, university education partners and industry.”

Little added that the partnership also lets the college create courses, curriculum, qualifications and standards to meet demand for skills at all levels in the industry.

All companies need to purchase and pay for goods and services, Alastair Merrill, director of procurement and commercial for theScottish Government told the news source. Therefore, ensuring that workers have the proper skills for the procurement and supply chain management industries is critical for the private, public and third sector, Merrill said.

 

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