Supply Chain Leader Degree Apprenticeship

Interested in an apprenticeship with us?

Addressing the current skill shortage in the UK logistics sector, the Supply Chain Leader Degree Apprenticeship will equip you with the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours that you need to excel in your industry.

Perfectly positioned in one of the UK’s largest port complexes and with access to our active Logistics Institute, your studies will benefit from real industry case studies, high profile speakers and opportunities for benchmarking visits, enabling you to gain a greater scope of sector operations and logistics management.

Tackling logistics sector challenges, you will develop problem solving skills, which you can directly use in your own workplace, helping you to become a more effective, impactful and well-rounded supply chain leader as well as gaining a BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Supply Chain Leadership.

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The programme is very flexible and has been designed specifically to support work-based learners, delivered through a mixture of block teaching on campus and negotiated work-based projects in the workplace.

You will receive a minimum of 20%* off the job training from your employer, which can be utilised however you see fit.

Each module is assessed by coursework (i.e. mini work-based project), which will ensure you are not only developing yourself but also delivering ‘Return on Investment’ back to your business.

To complete the programme, you will undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA), which comprises two elements:

• Conducting and presenting a major work-based project to an independent panel at the University of Hull and your Senior Leadership Team.
• You will be interviewed by an independent panel at the University of Hull where you will showcase your portfolio of evidence, which is collated and maintained throughout your degree.

*This may be required to be above 20% depending on the planned hours of the programme and individual apprentice needs

What you'll study

Delivered by university tutors and lecturers with real industry experience, modules are developed to give you valuable insights into the fundamentals of logistics and supply chain management.
Through work-based projects, you can apply the skills and knowledge you have learnt into your own workplace, adding real value to your role and organisation.

The programme is the first of its kind to be accredited, up to Level 6, by both The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT).
Upon completion of the programme, you will have the opportunity to seek membership of both the CIPS and CILT.

Some examples of modules that you may complete are: 

Core Modules

  • Learning review and professional development
  • Introduction to logistics and supply chain management
  • World economy
  • Supply chain strategy and network design
  • Accounting and finance
  • The business environment
  • Logistics customer service and marketing
  • Procurement and supply chain operations
  • Supply chain information and big data

Negotiated Work-based Projects

  • Leadership and change management
  • Business process improvement
  • Supply chain sustainability and the environment
  • Global logistics and port management
Lynsey Taggart

Lynsey Taggart

As a mature student completely new to higher education, I had my initial reservations, but the support I have received from my employer, student peer group, lecturers and the university as a whole gave me the confidence to throw myself into the course. One of the key transferable skills that the course has taught me so far is how to apply academic theory to my writing. Having been out of education for a while, the support from the academic tutors has played an integral role in helping me adjust to higher education.

My approach and thought processes have changed significantly since I started the course as I have a greater understanding and awareness of the wider picture of how we operate as an organisation. The course teaches you how to critically analyse yourself and the work that you produce through reflective learning and practice, and my performance has improved greatly because of it, especially within communications with colleagues, my confidence and presentation skills.

I would highly recommend the course to anybody who is looking to take on a work-based learning qualification. Its flexibility allows you to balance your personal and professional life, and the opportunity to upskill and develop your knowledge is an invaluable asset to your personal and professional development in the long term.

Entry requirements

To be considered for this Degree Apprenticeship, you should have:

  • Evidence of English and Maths at level 2 (GCSE Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent)
  • Relevant work experience
  • A written letter of recommendation from the employer, outlining your suitability
  • An interview with an academic