Business & Supply Chain Summer Placement 2024

Economics/Business/Supply Chain.

Our solutions are a key part of most industries - electronics, medical research, renewable energy, food production, infrastructure and many more. Working with us means working with the latest technologies and groundbreaking, sustainable innovations.

Join us on our journey for a better tomorrow.

More than 100 Years of Innovation
At Edwards we’ve been engineering environments where innovation thrives for more than 100 years.

Empowering people and enabling solutions for a more sustainable future

If you share our goal for achieving operational excellence in our supply chain and our commitment to shaping a sustainable future, then our Business & Supply Chain Summer Placement could be for you!

Our mission is to make our global supply chains meet our customer expectations, with sustainable solutions, at optimal cost. We enable our business area with logistics processes, skills, technology and data insights. Day to day we are providing effective logistics operations across the globe

If you have a business mindset and enjoy working with people at different levels on real projects with real responsibility, we’d love to hear from you! 

What is the Logistics Summer Placement?

The Vacuum Technique Business Area (VTBA) Logistics team covers 3 main areas of the supply chain - Warehouse Operations, Transport/Freight management and Global Supply Chain Planning. The Logistics group operates as a centrally managed enabling function to the 6 Divisions within VTBA.

The Divisions are managed as separate businesses, but they all share the same physical logistics, warehouses and transport. There are currently 4 main Distribution Centres (DCs) operated by the Logistics group in North America, Belgium, China and Japan. All DCs are designed to operate similar best practice operating processes and systems.

We take pride in ensuring our business operating processes and procedures support our global mission. During this placement you will work with members of the global logistics organisation in one or more of the following:

  • Support the development of new training material to support our new advanced supply chain planning system
  • Support the development of our operational and performance monitoring reports
  • Support the improvement of our inventory and forecasting processes


You will be based in our Vacuum Technique Business Headquarters in Burgess Hill (Sussex), a short journey from the vibrant seaside city of Brighton and Hove. 

To succeed, you will need

  • To be in your penultimate year of your undergraduate degree averaging at least a 2.1.
  • To demonstrate a passion for working in a global supply chain and logistics environment and developing business acumen.
  • Professional communication skills with the ability to work with internal and external clients and stakeholders globally.
  • A process driven mindset and strong customer focus.
  • Drive and desire for continuous professional development.
  • To be organised with a methodical way of working.
  • The ability to work independently and proactively.

In return, we offer you

We offer a competitive salary of £22,100 pro rata on a fixed term contract of 12 weeks. This is a development opportunity where you will have access to online learning modules and on the job technical and business training. Our Early Careers Community provides you with a network of peers in a similar stage of their careers and on-site we offer various health and wellbeing initiatives along with continuous support and coaching.

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  • Deadline
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    £22,100 pro rata + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:1 and above (expected)
  • Duration
    12 weeks
  • Location
    Burgess Hill (Sussex)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
Also Accepting...
  • All STEM disciplines
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