Procurement and Supply Chain Management

3 open programmes View all

Salary

£31,000*

*depending on location, role and qualifications

Location

Across the UK

Closing Date

November 30, 2022

About the programme

Do you know how many parts go into a submarine, aircraft carrier, tank or nuclear power plant? Whether designing, building, operating, managing or maintaining vital assets, one thing is certain: procurement and supply chain management lies at the heart of our operations and plays a pivotal role in our business success.

Procurement and Supply Chain Management at Babcock

Joining our Procurement and Supply Chain Management team presents you with a great opportunity to embark on an immensely varied career. You’ll learn about how we make build vs buy decisions, design supply chains, provide sourcing expertise and leverage third-party relationships to maximise value and support business growth. The members of our teams often say that there is no typical day in the life of a Procurement and 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 or supporting bids teams.

What you'll need

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and demonstrable interest in procurement or supply chain
  • Be an ambitious self-starter who enjoys the challenges of a fast-paced and complex environment
  • Good interpersonal skills, the ability to drive change and results and a clear potential for inspiring others
  • To be able to satisfy our customer’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment).

What you'll get

We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career.

In addition:

  • Minimum 25 days holiday entitlements + bank holidays + agile working* subject to conversation with your Manager
  • Generous pension and employee share schemes
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our STEM outreach and volunteering activities, which our graduates find incredibly rewarding in all sorts of other ways.

Your career development

It’s hard to beat the variety of fantastic opportunities and business experiences you’ll receive during this development programme. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will really help you navigate where you want to take your career.

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Where you'll be based

See below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Procurement and Supply Chain Management programme for Autumn 2023. But no matter which team you join, we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.

Our business in Plymouth supports the UK Royal Navy in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and sustaining critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

Depending on your programme your home base could be Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth. However, some of your placements may be at other Nuclear or Marine sector locations.

Cavendish Nuclear is the UK’s leading nuclear services company, delivering complex projects across the nuclear lifecycle. Our work includes supporting delivery of new build nuclear power plants, extending the working-life of existing nuclear plants and safely decommissioning legacy sites. We’re looking for graduates with a wide range of qualities, including high technical skills, good interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn and adapt to new circumstances.

You could be based in a number of locations, so you will need to be ready and willing to move throughout your programme. You’ll probably call Warrington, Bristol, Leicester or Newbury home, but you could also work from client sites (including nuclear power stations, or Sellafield in Cumbria and Dounreay in Scotland).

At the heart of our Marine sector is our 320 acre Rosyth facility, which is home to one of the largest waterside manufacturing and repair facilities in the UK. At Rosyth we specialise in the design and engineering of complex marine platforms, we support clients with design at whole ship or module level and we bring energy to our customer’s projects with our integrated design and manufacturing approach. We work together to ensure navies at home and across the world go to sea safely and are the lead contractor for the UK Submarine Dismantling Programme.

Digital transformation is at the heart of the site’s growth. This is not just a vision for the future but it is now a reality through the Type 31 Frigate programme where further investment in facilities and manufacturing equipment will support the integration of technology and new working practices to create a dynamic, effective and efficient, digitally enabled facility.

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 to help us deliver our world-class programmes, develop new technologies and offer solutions for our vast range of customers.

Rosyth also hosts our commercial gas handling sector of the business – world leaders in the delivery of customer focused solutions for the transportation and storage of liquefied gas in the marine environment.

Your home base will be our Rosyth facility, however, some of your placements may be at other Marine sector locations, therefore you will need to be ready and willing to move to other sites throughout your programme.

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