Procurement Higher Apprenticeship

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  • Employer Rolls-Royce
  • Job type Higher Apprenticeships
  • Salary £13,830pa
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Derby
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 02/11/2021

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. 

The programme

Over 2.5 years you’ll learn to select suppliers, negotiate deals, agree contracts and deliver, whether it’s for jet engine parts, a building, IT systems or training services. You’ll learn from experts at the top of their game, while studying part time for a Level 4 Procurement Apprenticeship. 

What you’ll do

Whether you’re helping purchase the parts for a highly efficient jet engine, a building, IT systems or training services, you’ll be learning on the job every day. At the completion of 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 be working on setting our future buying strategy and delivering important cost-saving opportunities.

What you’ll need

You’ll have two A Levels (or equivalent) in any subject at a grade C, or alternatively a BTEC Level 3 in any subject with a minimum Pass grade. You’ll also need five or more GCSE’s including Maths and English Language at a grade C or equivalent. 

You’ll also need strong communication, organisational and problem-solving skills. You’ll need to be an agile thinker who’s passionate about data and digital, and who loves working as part of a team in a fast-paced, innovative environment.

What you’ll get

  • A competitive salary 

  • A competitive pension and 33 days’ holiday per year (including bank holidays)

  • Support from expert mentors and career coaches

  • A Level 4 Procurement Apprenticeship

Who we are

We’re one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies, and it’s all thanks to our people. They’re the reason we’ve created a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment where you can do your best work and feel like you belong.

At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital energy needs. We believe in the transforming potential of technology to protect our planet, secure our world and explore our universe. That’s why we’re helping lead the way in the transition to a net zero-carbon future for us all.

At Rolls-Royce, we recruit apprentices based on merit, and 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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