Procurement

Our procurement placements will give you an understanding of procurement in a global business. You’ll have the chance to work on challenging projects and gain a head start in your future career. Procurement is about buying the right goods and services for the best value. And by getting the most out of every budget we can increase our efforts to help people to do more, feel better and live longer.

What will this placement offer me?

Your year with us will be spent working as part of a team on structured and challenging projects and activities. Procurement supports many business areas, including manufacturing, sales and marketing, and research and development (R&D). This is reflected in the range of placements available. Wherever you’re based, you’ll put into practice the business skills you’ve gained at university, learn from experienced colleagues, and network with a wide community of procurement professionals, customers and other undergraduates.

The knowledge and experience you gain will help you to stand out from the crowd and give you a firm idea about your future career options. As well as learning all about procurement, you’ll develop core personal skills such as communication, planning, organisation, problem solving, team-working and networking.

Do I have the skills?

You should be on track for a 2:1 (or equivalent) or above in any degree discipline. Your industrial placement must be recognised or supported by your university.

We need highly organised undergraduates who can communicate and network with their own teams and with other parts of our business. Above all, you must have the drive, confidence and commitment to get the most out of your time with us.

When can I start?

Placements start any time between June and September 2018 (start and end dates are flexible for the outgoing and incoming needs of the students and the business). Placements run for twelve months.

How can I apply?

Applications for Procurement will open on the 25th of October.