Procurement People of Tomorrow Award
Open to: Individuals employed in a public procurement role for a Scottish contracting authority who have joined the profession since the inception of the Procurement People of Tomorrow (PPoT) programme; completed their initial training and development programme with at least three to four years of procurement or commercial experience; and who can demonstrate a significant or sustained impact through their role(s).
Submissions must be supported by the contracting authority that the entrant is employed by – for example, a written statement with the name and position of the sponsor, either within the submission or as an attachment.
Timescale: This Award is open to individuals who have joined the procurement profession between 2014 (the launch of the first dedicated PPoT entry programme) and December 31st 2019.
Please outline why you decided to join the procurement profession, what inspired you and in which PPoT entry route(s) you participated (e.g. Foundation, Modern or Graduate Apprenticeship; HND or Graduate Programme; Student, Postgraduate or other type of Placement/Internship; Disabled, Care Leaver, Veteran, Career Changer, ‘Fair Start Scotland’, ‘Going Forward into Employment’ or other recognised scheme/programme). What were/are your aspirations for a career within public procurement? What barriers or challenges had you encountered in securing employment (if any) prior to joining the profession?