Degree Apprenticeship

Project Manager Degree Apprentice

About us: 

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. 

The world is a beautiful place

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

Our Degree Apprenticeships offer a full degree with no fees, plus vocational training with a regular salary. 

You will study towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management at a local University, the course duration is typically 4 years and your attendance will be on a day or block release basis. Project managers are responsible for the end-to-end delivery of a project.

They have responsibility for delivering the project in line with defined objectives, taking decisions to manage stakeholder expectations by leading a multi-skilled, cross-disciplinary team to deliver the project to time, cost and quality requirements.

While ‘in the office’, you will join the Commodity Management (CM) team. As a CM, you will be in charge of securing our supplier lines, to deliver value for money and to develop structured relationships with key suppliers.

The main responsibility is to develop and execute a strategy for your commodity which includes supplier evaluation, supplier financial analysis, risk management, "make or buy" analysis, negotiations and long-term contract establishment with suppliers.  

You will develop a solid working knowledge of certain commodity trends including: cost drivers, global pricing, market and industry trends and material lead times to maintain availability of cost-effective supplies of materials, equipment and services. 

Via industrial placements, you will also gain exposure to other areas of the business (equipment/spacecraft production, logistics, Product/Quality Assurance, systems engineering etc.) in order to attain a broad understanding of all stakeholder’s activities and to build a strong network.

What will you be doing?

Whilst at work:

  • Establish, implement & monitor a Commodity strategy for your perimeter
  • Manage supplier relationships
  • Lead the (Sub-) Commodity Multi-Functional Team
  • Lead the bid, tender and supplier selection process
  • Lead and contribute to Procurement/ Value Creation projects & initiatives that aim at delivering synergies and savings
  • Lead negotiations with supplier to assure program expectations are meet
  • Set-up and negotiate contractual agreements with suppliers
  • Lead Supplier Evaluation Development (SED) and Vendor Management , and define action plans to develop strategic suppliers

Whilst at university, you will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • Procurement and contract management
  • Quality management
  • Estimating, planning and scheduling
  • Risk management
  • Project change control
  • Stakeholder and communications management
  • Organisational change 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.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Level 3 qualifications on entry e.g. 3 GCE “A” Levels at Grades A to C, or a vocational equivalent
  • Maths and English at Level 2


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

*Please ensure you include a cover letter*

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Job ID Number: JR10146874
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £19,255 + benefits
  • Portsmouth
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