WHERE YOU CAN JOIN US
Our Procurement and Supply Chain Management programme offers you a variety of programmes to choose from, described in detail below. All of them include placements within different business areas across the UK, giving you lots of opportunity to gain varied expertise and knowledge.
CAVENDISH NUCLEARLearn more and apply
Cavendish Nuclear is the UK’s leading nuclear services company, with ambitious plans for growth at home and abroad. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, delivering complex projects across the nuclear lifecycle. Our work includes supporting delivery of new build nuclear power plants, extending the working-life of existing nuclear plants and safely decommissioning legacy sites. Whether on our own, or with one of our partners, we apply proven experience and trusted expertise to deliver complex programmes safer, faster, at lower cost. We’re looking for graduates with a wide range of qualities, including high technical skills, good interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn and adapt to new circumstances.
You could be based in a number of locations, so you will need to be ready and willing to move throughout your programme. You’ll probably call Warrington, Bristol, Leicester, Newbury or Manchester home, but you could also work from client sites (including nuclear power stations, or Sellafield in Cumbria and Dounreay in Scotland).APPLY NOW
LANDLearn more and apply
The Land sector generates revenue of in excess of £1.8bn and employs close to 12,000 skilled personnel around the globe. Together, we provide vital support for civil and military customers’ large-scale fleets of vehicle and equipment; and we deliver high quality technical training to upskill our clients’ workforce. We operate in challenging, and often highly regulated environments, providing engineering services that are critical, complex and often bespoke. Our graduates have the opportunity to work across multiple industries in the sector, gaining valuable insight into how we help different customers to overcome their particular challenges.
Whilst we have locations throughout the UK, graduates tend to be based in our Greater London, Midlands or Scottish locations, though you will need to be ready and willing to move to other sites throughout your programme.APPLY NOW
MARINE – PLYMOUTHLearn more and apply
As part of our Marine sector, our 5,500-strong business based out of Plymouth and Bristol (Keynsham) is a strategic partner to the MOD and the Royal Navy. We undertake 100% of submarine refits as well as 75% of UK surface fleet refits and 50% of fleet maintenance work. Half of the Royal Navy surface fleet is base-ported in Devonport, Plymouth including Type 23 frigates, the Amphibious Assault fleet and their hydrographic vessels.
To make the most of the opportunities Marine has to offer, you’ll need to have great technical skills along with the drive and aspiration to develop your career. Our graduates will have the opportunity to use their knowledge from either their engineering or business degrees to help us deliver our world-class programmes, develop new technologies and offer end-to-end solutions for our vast range of customers.
Your development programme will have a strong focus on undertaking a number of different placements which will be agreed in line with evolving business requirements and provide you with a high level of on-the-job training. You will also be given the fantastic opportunity to network and knowledge share your experiences through our modular two-year Marine sector graduate development programme. Through these experiences you will come to understand the pivotal role you will play in our future success, how we function as an organisation, our internal culture, the importance of our customers and the wider business environment.
Your home base will be Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth, but some of your placements may be at other Marine sector locations. As many of our programmes are available at more than one location you will have the opportunity, at the end of the online application form, to select a second and/or third choice location that you would want your application to be considered for.APPLY NOW
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
The members of our teams often say that there is no typical day in the life of the Procurement and Supply Chain professional. We touch every kind of project, so you might find yourself doing in-depth spend reviews, building sourcing strategies, supporting supplier innovation days, identifying value chain opportunities, conducting supplier performance reviews, supporting bids teams, or you may be involved in other functional activities. Whatever you find yourself doing, it will be challenging and will make a difference – supporting the business and servicing our customers.
WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT
You’ll work on projects across our organisation, developing a deep understanding of the diverse businesses whilst building a well-rounded skillset for the years to come.
Every step of the way, you’ll be mentored and supported towards gaining professional accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). While you’re on the programme you’ll enjoy a competitive starting salary.
Don’t just take our word for it – we are proud to have been externally recognised by Procurement Leaders for the ‘2017 Procurement Employer’ Award.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
You’ll need a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and demonstrable interest in procurement or supply chain. Naturally, you’ll be ambitious and a self-starter who enjoys the challenges of a fast-paced and complex environment. You’ll need good interpersonal skills, the ability to drive change and results, and a clear potential for inspiring others. You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).
* Depending on location, role and qualifications.