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Procurement Internship Programme - UK (12 months)

Nationwide   •   £17,850 pa (pro rata)   •  Internship

Key Selling Bullet Point 1

  • As part of our expert team, you'll build relationships that get the best from our global suppliers and work with international teams to make improvements at every stage of the procurement process.
  • It's an exciting place to begin your career with us. Not only will you be making a tangible contribution on live projects, you'll also be empowered to share your ideas about how we can excel. Here, you can make a difference to be proud of.

About us

Our  high-performance,  integrated  power  solutions  are  at  the  cutting  edge  of  technology.  From  powering  huge  commercial  vessels  to  nuclear  submarines,  supersonic  fighter  jets  to  highly  efficient  passenger  planes,  or  rail  locomotives  to  luxury  yachts,  we  go  above  and  beyond  to  create  better.  

And  it's  all  thanks  to  our  people.  Whether  they  work  in  engineering  or  finance,  manufacturing  or  project  management,  our  50,000-strong  team  work  together  to  deliver  excellence  in  the  air,  on  land  and  at  sea,  to  customers  in  150  nations  around  the  world.

Why work for us

Joining  us  as  an  intern  or  graduate  means  you  could  be  working  on  awe-inspiring  innovative  projects,  driving  business-critical  initiatives  and  learning  from  world-class  professionals.  

Wherever  you  choose  to  hone  your  knowledge  and  develop  expertise,  you’ll  be  part  of  a  company  with  a  future  every  bit  as  exciting  as  its  history.

Job Description

What  you'll  do

The  exact  scope  of  what  you'll  achieve  will  depend  on  where  your  placements  take  you.  If  you  join  Value  Improvement,  for  example,  you'll  develop  an  understanding  of  what  drives  the  cost  of  the  parts  we  buy,  and  use  that  to  maximise  the  value  of  our  spend.  That  will  mean  learning  about  manufacturing  processes  and  cost  modelling,  and  developing  an  ability  to  read  engineering  drawings.  

Or  if  you  take  on  a  Buying  role,  you're  likely  to  be  responsible  for  a  group  of  suppliers.  Either  way,  you  can  expect  to  develop  negotiation  and  supplier  management  skills,  to  influence  commodity  strategy  and  to  work  across  functions  to  deliver  goals.  Wherever  you  work,  you'll  take  real  ownership  of  your  projects  and  be  accountable  for  their  successful  delivery.

The Successful Applicant

What  you'll  need

We're  looking  for  people  with  an  affinity  for  business  you'll  be  keen  to  develop  your  business  knowledge  by  working  with  external  companies.  You'll  also  need  great  communication  skills  developed  through  well-rounded  life  experience  -  academically,  socially  and  in  any  previous  work  situations.  

Able  to  apply  your  intellect,  creativity  and  determination  to  contribute  effectively,  you'll  work  with  integrity  across  every  aspect  of  every  project.  You  should  also  be  on  course  to  achieve  at  least  a  2:1  degree,  or  a  comparable  qualification.  Flexibility  is  important  too,  as  you  could  be  based  at  any  of  our  sites.  Ambitious  and  driven,  you'll  be  excited  about  the  fact  that  this  internship  could  lead  to  a  place  on  our  graduate  programme.

What's on Offer

What  you'll  get

• £17,850  pa  (pro  rata)
• Learn  from  experts
• The  chance  to  join  our  graduate  programme  if  you  perform  well
• Leisure  facilities  and  numerous  sports  societies  and  social  activities  
• Closing  date  5th  January  2018