Graduate Opportunity

Commercial and Supply Chain Graduate Leadership Development Programme

Sept 2021 Start

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What is Commercial and Supply Chain?

Commercial owns the contractual relationship with our customers, and helps to develop customer engagement strategy, leading negotiations, and influencing innovative solutions. Every day is different from the next, be it dealing with internal governance and financial performance, or meeting customer queries, bids and demands across the globe. Commercial are the interface between the business and customer, without such arrangement no contractual commitments or changes could be implemented.

Supply Chain are at the other end of the spectrum and are an essential cog in ensuring we meet our commitments by procuring the equipment, products and/or services that are required in support of the customer. Supply Chain continuously drives to identify and contract with suppliers that are able to provide products or services on the right terms, at the right price, to the right standard and at the right time.

Both Commercial & Supply Chain are critical to the success of any business and support multiple functions on a continuous basis.

Do you have what it takes to join the Commercial and Supply Chain team?

From the Start…

You will commence a 2 year Commercial and Supply Chain Management Graduate Programme. The programme is designed to provide a wide understanding of Commercial and Supply Chain (including Sub Contract Management). Assigned to a business area on a rotational basis, you will support contracts and orders with business clients and suppliers, where you will be assigned activities to help you grow your commercial acumen and key business competencies. During the Graduate Programme, in addition to your main role you will complete a range of in-house and outward bounds modules designed to support your career development and progression. Topics include Presentation Skills, Effective Communication, Building a Network, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership & Influencing to Teambuilding and are intended to develop your business acumen and enhance your skills within the workplace.

To be considered for this Programme you will demonstrate a high level of energy in pursuing work objectives and a total commitment to achieving successful outcomes, as evidenced by your academic results. You will have long-term ambitions, first class communication, planning and organisational skills. Raytheon champions a High Performance Culture, therefore the ability to work collaboratively within multi-functional teams is essential.

Main Duties:

Operating in an integrated fast paced team, the Commercial and Supply Chain functions play a leading role in Contract and Subcontract.

Management activity in respect of establishing and maintaining routine and bespoke contracts of high value and complexity. Commercial and Supply Chain staff identify and manage risk, interfaces internally and externally across key functions and contributes to business area strategies. On a day-to-day basis a Commercial and Supply Chain graduate may be expected to:

  • Contribute to contract management strategies and relationship management at business area and programme level
  • Help develop innovative Contracting or Procurement solutions in support of proposals
  • Negotiate and manage contracts or purchase orders
  • Identify and manage risk and opportunity
  • Administer due diligence and supplier performance
  • Support the financial performance and compliance of contracts
  • Facilitate the delivery of invoicing for goods and services
  • Influence customer meetings and internal management reviews
  • Develop briefing materials for senior management reviews
  • Participate in business optimisation with cross-functional improvement activities
  • Draft and review Agreements (Non-Disclosure/Teaming/Licensing).

A Day in the Life of a Commercial and Supply Chain Graduate

Each day as a Commercial and Supply Chain Management Graduate offers variety, from the very first day you are given real responsibility to add value to the business, contributing as part of a diversely skilled team to a range of exciting innovation led projects. I have enjoyed the opportunity to work in a company at the peak of innovation within the industry. Graduates are given a real opportunity to initiate ideas, drive change and make a difference. During my first 12 months, I had the opportunity to initiate my own process improvement project which has left a lasting impression on the business. This would not have been possible without the support and mentoring of highly experienced and knowledgeable colleagues who helped make my transition from University into the workplace seamless, and inspire me for my future career.

Candidate Requirements


  • 2:1 degree (any degree discipline)
  • 120 UCAS points
  • Ability to relocate to different UK sites.


  • Second language
  • Demonstrable leadership experience.

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances. Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business.

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Standard Benefits:

  • £28,000 salary, plus £2,500 joining bonus plus twice yearly pay reviews for the first 2 years
  • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution) & 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).

Raytheon Application Process

Candidates need to upload a CV, cover letter and recent academic transcript.

Raytheon Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £28,000 + £2,500 joining bonus + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Broughton (Preston), Harlow (Essex) and Glenrothes (Scotland)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines