Graduate Opportunity

Procurement and Supply Chain Graduate

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Bombardier Transportation is a global engineering company that’s shaping the evolution of mobility. We have a rich heritage behind us, but it’s our innovative approach that puts us at the forefront of our industry. At the heart of everything are our employees and our suppliers, with whom mobility truly begins. Join us at our major site in Derby and take pride in working on quality, leading-edge projects that drive your career forward.

At Bombardier, we see trains as more than a mode of transport. Ours is a challenging, innovative, important industry, and we see trains as the future of eco-friendly travel; as outstanding examples of design; and as exceptional feats of engineering. They’re also highly complex projects that need brilliant people to bring them to life and keep them running smoothly.

Together we move - Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services.

Your tasks:

Today, Bombardier Transportation’s Procurement teams operate complex supply networks, design and implement sourcing strategies, manage and develop suppliers and ultimately take a leading role in internal and external collaboration within Bombardier Transportation’s organisation.

Structured and flexible Procurement career paths encourage cross-functional exchange and ensure successful career development. Furthermore, the exposed position of Procurement within BT’s organisation generates unique opportunities for talented individuals to develop leadership skills, responsibilities and drive them to use their full potential.

You will join a two year intensive training programme with a series of placements around the business, providing a firm foundation in the application of Procurement knowledge, skills, tools and techniques. Placements typically include the different functions within Procurement and in functions that have a close relationship with Procurement.

Joining the team in Derby will mean working on real assignments and gaining hands-on experience with responsibility from day one. You will have a chance to build a personal network within the wider business in order to develop overall business awareness, share best practice and foster cross functional working.

Typical placements for a Procurement graduate include :

  • Commodity Buyer
    • Supplier relationship management, building contracts with the relevant documents, follow up with suppliers on overdue documentation, supplier general enquiries, exploration of cost reductions, organise supplier review and ensure that suppliers are paid on time
  • Commodity Assistance
    • Monitor material management objectives and issues, run through status of savings initiatives with all Buyers, update savings report, support on cost saving meetings, and working on savings strategy for current 2021 savings target and projections
  • Change Management
    • Check and maintain stock levels, updating data on spreadsheets, working with the team to achieve objective, follow up with supplier deliveries and ensure smooth operation of deliveries.

With an experienced Mentor to guide you and undertaking a variety of training modules, you will work towards gaining a professional qualification while also building both technical and interpersonal skills.


You will need a minimum 2:1 degree in a STEM related subject (preferable supply chain) or engineering with excellent analytical skills, commercial acumen, creative thinking and strong leadership qualities.

Together we move.

As part of the application process, you will need to answer a series of mandatory questions; please allocate a few minutes in going through them and answering, as they are the first shift out step.

If you have successfully completed your application, a follow up e-mail will come through in a few days, explaining in detail the next steps of the selection process (online test, phone interview, Assessment Centre), together with approximate timelines for each.

We wish you the best of luck for all the steps and look forward to getting to know you!

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