Did you know that just one aero engine is made up of around 30,000 parts? 80% of these parts are bought from external suppliers by our procurement experts. But 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.
You’ll be based in either our Bristol Defence or Derby Civil Aerospace team, and 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 your apprenticeship has been completed, 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 be working on setting our future buying strategy and delivering important cost saving opportunities.
What you’ll get
A competitive salary starting from £13,860
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 Level 4 Procurement Apprenticeship
What you’ll need
Two A-levels (or equivalent) in any subject at a grade C or alternatively, a BTEC Level 3 in any subject. Either way, you'll also need 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths at a Grade 4/C or above.
What’s more you’ll need
Creative problem solving skills and agile thinking
The potential to thrive in fast-paced, innovative environment
A passion for the possibilities of data and digital
Strong communication, organisational and team-working skills
What you'll get
On top of a competitive salary, you can look forward to an excellent range of big-company benefits. But the best reasons to join us are the outstanding career support you'll enjoy from day one, the debt-free qualifications you'll have at the end of it, and the chance to build an amazing career in an environment where you can be yourself and be your best. At Rolls-Royce, you’ll be included, supported, recognised, developed and empowered to succeed.
This is your chance to launch a career with Rolls-Royce at the start of a whole new era in our history, transforming what was once a traditional engineering company into a digital-first, industrial technology leader. Join this journey and together we’ll do amazing things. Together, we’ll pioneer the power that matters.
Find out more and apply at careers.rolls-royce.com
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