Supply Chain

Approved study centre Lean Procurement Ltd and Skills Development Scotland have helped a number of workers that have been made redundant or at risk of redundancy back into the workplace, developing their procurement and supply chain management skills and getting them prepared for re-employment with full funding.

To be eligible the following criteria has to be met

  • You must be resident in Scotland

  • You have been made redundant or currently at risk of redundancy from the Oil and Gas Sector or its' supply chain

  • You have worked in the Oil and Gas sector or the supply chain as an employee or contractor

  • You must be able to show that the training will help you get a new job

  • You must be actively seeking employment

  • You have not committed to, or undergone, the course of training you’re looking for funding for

Statements from those that Lean Procurement Ltd have secured
full funding


“...Starting a CIPS Diploma course with Lean Procurement provided me with a renewed sense of purpose and professional progression during a period of unemployment.  The ability to do this within a supportive, friendly and relaxed classroom based environment really helped my motivation and the ability to share and learn from the practical experiences of others in the group. The provision of full government funding for this course along with the benefits of a CIPS qualification at the end made this course a no-brainer for me and something I’ll gain valuable knowledge and skills from…”

– Robin Sharp, CIPS Student

“...I started the MCIPS Graduate Diploma last year and can recommend the course and content to anyone. Gaining professional knowledge in the procurement and supply chain sector has been a really great help. I noticed that many procurement roles requested that CIPS was required or working towards it. All the interviews I have had have asked me how I have been trying to improve myself since becoming redundant. Due to financial constraints following my redundancy the SDS transition training fund has really helped me to get on the qualification ladder…”

– Kevin Lumsden, CIPS student


Lean Procurement Ltd specialises in all aspects of procurement and supply chain training ranging from one day awareness courses right through to the MCIPS Graduate Diploma, the recognised standard for the procurement and supply profession. This qualification in particular is increasingly being asked for by employers.

As well as increasing your employability in the function there are many other benefits which include:

•    Meeting and networking with other individuals during the learning experience
•    Gaining confidence achieving success by reaching new goals
•    Motivation to get back into employment
•    Having fun by learning in a relaxed atmosphere

Lean Procurement Ltd will assist you every step of the way during the funding process and support your application. For further information please contact us on or call 07342 953230.