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Supply Chain & Procurement Year in Industry Placements 2021

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Supply Chain & Procurement is a core, strategic function of the QinetiQ business, enabling the organisation to both win business and influence bottom-line spend. As a function, we have an impressive footprint across the breadth of QinetiQ. This provides an excellent platform to develop key commercial skills, as well as build a robust network of relationships across a wide variety of both internal and external stakeholders.

The function is made up of five pillars; ranging from the manufacturing of novel and innovative products, to the procurement of critical goods and services that enables QinetiQ to deliver its operations, along with the development of distinguishing supply chains that support business winning opportunities.

The function adopts best practice “source to contract” and supplier relationship management methodologies; driving the delivery of high quality products and services, reducing overall costs to the business and improving operating efficiencies.

What we do

QinetiQ is a company of over 6,000 people dedicated to being on the side of their customers.

The role

During the Year in Industry you will develop the skills needed to create compelling procurement strategies, executed through the identification of suitable suppliers, competing opportunities, negotiating and placing contracts, along with managing relationships through-life. You will actively contribute to the company’s mission of protecting lives and securing the vital interests of our customers.


  • Achieved or on track to achieve a bachelor’s degree or higher degree in a related STEM discipline.
  • Be willing to learn, and have demonstrated an aptitude for learning at pace
  • Be interested in supporting extra-curricular activities aimed at unlocking the functions future ambitions

Security notice:

Please be aware that this role is subject to both security & export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must hold full British citizenship and obtain the right to stay and work within the UK. Restrictions may also mean that any dual or previous nationalities held can affect the roles in which you can perform within QinetiQ.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 12221
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Farnborough (Hampshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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