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Procurement Summer Internship Programme - UK

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
  • You can expect to work with international teams to make improvements at every stage of the procurement process

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

You'll  get  a  huge  amount  of  exposure  and  experience  in  Procurement,  completing  a  placement  where  you  could  find  yourself  delivering  reports  to  the  president  of  our  business  or  delving  into  the  current  status  of  every  supplier  contract.  You  might  also  play  a  part  in  developing  procurement  strategies  around  how  we  source  products  in  the  future  or  use  your  creative  thinking  to  meet  stretching  cost  targets.
Equally,  you  could  be  honing  your  influencing  skills  and  building  your  network  as  you  strive  with  teams  across  the  business  to  get  more  value  from  our  contracts  and  improve  our  processes.  Whatever  your  experience  brings,  you'll  learn  constantly.  And,  if  you  do  well,  you  could  be  offered  a  place  on  our  graduate  programme  -  your  next  step  towards  a  fulfilling  career  in  procurement.

The Successful Applicant

What  you'll  need

We're  looking  for  people  with  an  affinity  for  business  and  interest  in  developing  their  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  equivalent).  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

• £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