Procurement Apprenticeship

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  • Employer Rolls-Royce
  • Job type Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Salary £11,932 pa
  • Deadline 08/03/2019

  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Derby
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 02/11/2018

At Rolls-Royce, we create pioneering technology – from the jet engines that fly us around the world today, to the hybrid-electric propulsion systems of tomorrow. But did you know that just one aero engine is made up of around 30,000 parts? Or that 80% of these parts are bought from external suppliers by our procurement experts? And it’s not just engine parts – anything we can’t make ourselves, from IT, to training services, to new buildings, to catering services, to consumables – our Procurement teams negotiate, buy and manage it all. 

Procurement is an essential part of our business. Our procurement division includes hundreds of professionals and spends over £8 billion every single year. Join us on this unique apprenticeship, and you’ll learn on the job working alongside experts, studying for an industry-recognised procurement qualification at the same time. 

The programme

Over what is typically two years, you’ll get the best of both worlds, combining classroom learning with real, on-the-job training. As well as learning from our experts and gaining the kind of valuable practical experience you simply can't get at college, you’ll also study for a recognised professional qualification with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

You won’t just be earning while you learn. You’ll also be doing real work, helping us deliver amazing products and services you can be proud of.

What you’ll do

As part of the team, you’ll get involved in selecting suppliers, negotiating the best deals, agreeing contracts, and then making sure that the cost, quality and delivery time are all as agreed. Whether you’re helping purchase the parts for a highly efficient jet engine, a building, IT systems or training services, you’ll be learning every day. Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, you could have the chance to move straight into a Buyer role, negotiating deals and managing our highly complex portfolio of suppliers. Later in your career, you might work on setting our future buying strategy and delivering important cost saving opportunities. 

What you’ll get

A competitive salary starting from £11,932
A competitive pension, and 33 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays)
Work with expert mentors and career coaches
Study part-time for a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply qualification (CIPS) fully funded

What you’ll need

You’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 5 or B or above, including Maths and English Language (obtained or predicted). You’ll also need to be a great communicator, good with people and able to present information and data clearly. A talented problem solver, you’re always willing to share ideas (and you’ll have plenty of them). 

Who we are

Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or supporting NASA missions on the edge of space, Rolls-Royce is all about innovation. We invest £1 billion every year into research and development, and file more patents annually than any other company in the UK. Working at Rolls-Royce means being part of a global team of around 55,000 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in. 

We recruit, select and develop our people on merit, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race/colour/nationality/ethnic or national origins, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation

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