Procurement and Supply Chain Management

3 open programmes View all

Salary

£29,500–£32,500*

*depending on location, role and qualifications

Location

Across the UK

Closing Date

January 1, 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

  • 2:2 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 the MoD’s and our customer’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)

What you'll get

When you’re part of the team at Babcock, we think it’s only right that you’re properly rewarded for the contribution you make and the hard work you put in. That’s why, in addition to a highly competitive salary, you can look forward to generous pension and employee share schemes, and a whole host of other flexible benefits. These include things like access to our healthcare cash plan, Wellbeing Centre and discounts on everything from gym membership and travel to retail, dining and entertainment. 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

As part of this programme, you’ll get to work on projects across our organisation, developing a deep understanding of our diverse businesses and a well-rounded skill-set that will serve you well in years to come. Every step of the way, you’ll be mentored and supported as you work towards professional accreditation with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

Babcock seeks to provide a world class graduate experience. As part of our commitment to innovation and excellence, we are partnering with a multi award-winning agency, The Smarty Train, to deliver a new graduate journey. Using a unique blend of science, technology and industry-leading creativity, our promise to graduates is that learning and progression will be part of every day. You will have access to a flexible range of cutting edge resources and in-person support. From instructor-led workshops to immersive virtual experiences, bespoke toolkits, personalised assessments and powerful social platforms, we invite you to achieve your potential at Babcock today.

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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 2022. 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).

Located within the business at Rosyth, Babcock LGE has a proven track record in developing world leading, innovative technologies for the development and supply of Gas Handing Systems. Through expert engineering, procurement, project management and aftermarket support – combined with world-leading technologies – Babcock LGE delivers enhanced operational efficiency, environmental legislation compliance and cost-effective solutions to shipyards and ship owners worldwide.

Your home base will be our Rosyth facility, but 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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