Degree Apprenticeship

Procurement and Supply Chain Degree Apprenticeship

BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Supply Chain Leadership

Launch an exciting career by joining our Airbus apprenticeship programme! Our apprentices receive second to none training, gaining the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to make an immediate contribution when you enter the workforce. Through this apprenticeship you'll gain a full understanding of Procurement and Supply Chain and learn how to apply this knowledge within a world class business environment.

The world is a beautiful place

At Airbus, we strongly believe a successful business is a responsible business.

Our 4 year Procurement and Supply Chain Management Degree apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to gain valuable experience within this dynamic and challenging area.

You will gain a BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Supply Chain Leadership delivered by Leeds Trinity University and Supply Chain Academy, studying via a combination of block release at the university and dedicated time allocated to studying as well as on-the-job work experience, at our world leading engineering and manufacturing site in Filton, Bristol.

We take your development seriously, and so in addition to this, should you wish to pursue professional Chartership (CIPS) we will support you with this too.

About us!

Airbus UK design, manufacture and manage the Supply Chain for Wings, Landing Gear and Fuel Systems on all Airbus Commercial Aircraft. Wing manufacture is performed at the world class Broughton Production facility whilst design and supply chain management is based in Filton, Bristol.

Components and parts are delivered from a supply chain spanning the globe. This supply chain is managed from the UK, and delivers into the Airbus Wing manufacturing plant in Broughton for onward delivery to Final Assembly Lines located in France, Germany, USA, Canada and China.

Around 80% of Airbus’ activity is sourced. Working with more than 12,000 suppliers worldwide that provide products and services for flying and non-flying parts, joining the Procurement team will put you at the heart of Airbus where you will operate in a truly international environment. To manage all of this the Airbus Procurement function is diverse in its activities and the apprenticeship programme provides you the opportunity to experience different roles within this.

What will you be doing?

During your Airbus apprenticeship, you will build an understanding of the end to end supply chain through the Procurement process, from sourcing activities through to contract and supplier management.

The programme will see you undertaking a variety of rotational placements within teams in and around Procurement, during which you may also have the opportunity to work within Airbus teams internationally. You will gain hands-on experience with placements in Commercial (Flyable) Procurement, General Procurement and Supply Chain Operations, amongst others. 

Your role will be varied, developing your skills in all elements of supplier management, negotiation and contract management all whilst working with a diverse range of stakeholders from across the business, as well as Airbus suppliers. Your work based projects will underpin your learning and ensure you develop yourself through practical application of university study.

In addition to your work placements and studies, there are opportunities to join a wide variety of employee networks including a dedicated Early Careers network, Generation Airbus, Pride@Airbus, Balance for Business, Breathe and Embrace to help you develop both your professional and personal skills along the way. You will also be supported by like minded apprentices, other Early Careers and members of senior management.

About you!

Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

In order to be eligible for this apprenticeship opportunity, you must have a minimum of:

  • 3 A-Levels – a minimum of two B's and one C


  • Equivalent

A-levels in Business, Economics, Maths or Physics would be an advantage but not essential.

We are looking for curious and driven individuals with a desire to launch their career in Procurement, and build an understanding of the wider Airbus business. No previous procurement/supply chain experience is required. To be successful, you will need to be comfortable with communicating with a wide range of people and proactively collaborate within and beyond your placement teams to benefit from opportunities and implement solutions successfully. 


  • 37 hours per week //  Half day Fridays!* // 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays // Pension // Success share // Plus many more flexible benefits! 

*Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.*

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Job ID Number: JR10143941
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £19,255 + benefits
  • Filton (Bristol)
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