WHERE YOU CAN JOIN US

Our Procurement & 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.  

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. 

 

OUR LOCATIONS

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.  

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MARINE – ROSYTHLearn more and apply

As part of our Marine sector, our 1,900 strong business based out of Rosyth designs, integrates and supports some of the most complex systems. With the world-class facility at Rosyth ideally located for access to the North Sea, it delivers an unbeatable range and quality of engineering services and a reputation for the successful delivery of large scale and complex projects. In addition to providing extensive docking and refitting services it is one of the largest waterside manufacturing facilities in the UK. Also located at Rosyth is Babcock LGE who are global market leaders in the design of cargo handling systems for liquefied gas carriers and the proud recipients of two Queen's Awards for Enterprise.  

 

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. 

 

OUR LOCATIONS

Your home base will be Rosyth Dockyard, 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.  

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LANDLearn more and apply

The Land sector generates revenue of £1.6bn and employs over 12,000 skilled personnel around the globe. Together, we provide critical 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.

 

OUR LOCATIONS

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. 

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GROUPLearn more and apply

Joining a Group Graduate Programme provides you with a unique opportunity to experience various sectors, understand what differentiates their businesses and where the commonalities are. Specifically, you may find yourself in placements at the heart of our Marine, Aviation, Defence or Nuclear business. This is a great foundation for an accelerated career as it will offer you broad experience and wide business exposure.

 

OUR LOCATIONS

We ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during the three year programme – you’ll need to be flexible about your location for these cross-sector roles as our different business areas have sites across the UK placing our specialism closer to the customer

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WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

The members of our teams often say that there is no typical day in the life of the Procurement & 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 be involved in other functional activities. Whatever the activity is, 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 and we have been shortlisted for the ‘Best People Development Initiative’ in the CIPS UK Supply Management Awards 2017. 

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-starting individual who enjoys the challenges of a fast-paced and complex environment. You’ll need to have strong commercial acumen and interpersonal skills, the ability to drive change and results and a clear potential for inspiring others. Join us and you’ll find we expect a great deal from our people. You’ll be challenged and rewarded in equal measure from the outset.

Competitive Starting Salary £28K- £30K
£28K- £30K

* Depending on location, role and qualifications.