Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Procurement and Supply Chain Business

Yeovil (Somerset)

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Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?

Leonardo in the UK

Today we are at the leading edge of advanced manufacturing. Learn more about the key role we are playing in the development of UK engineering

The opportunity

Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. We are globally renowned and are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented individuals who want to work at the forefront of our technology.

Our 2 year Graduate Programme

The Business Graduate Development Program is designed to support your first steps after leaving University and to help you develop your career. Through a comprehensive 2 year program, you will have the chance to gain a complete understanding of the organisation and be involved in real challenges from day one. You will have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, while always being encouraged to use your initiative.

Typically, your placements will consist of 3-6 month rotations across the Procurement & Supply Chain department including the opportunity to do an external placement elsewhere in the business. The Procurement Graduate scheme is a fantastic way to gain practical experience in a wide spectrum of procurement disciplines which a direct entry position cannot always offer. Additionally, you can begin to build a network of contacts, which will assist you in your future development.

Alongside the core placements, the graduate scheme supports your personal development, such as DISC profiling and personal branding workshops, all with the aim of making you in to an all-round professional. Upon successfully completing the scheme the plan is to transition you into a full-time role within the company, with a vision to progress within Leonardo.

Key Responsibility Areas

We are currently looking for an energetic Procurement Business Graduate, who would:

  • Involvement in sourcing events / competitions and supplier negotiations
  • Frequent checking of requirements
  • Sending requests for quotation (RFQs) to suppliers
  • Appraising quotations
  • Raising Purchase Orders (POs)
  • Processing Order Acknowledgements
  • Dealing with any Supplier issues, queries or requests for amendments
  • Supplier visits & KPI reviews.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Minimum 2:1 in a relevant Engineering / Aerospace related Bachelors or Masters Degree
  • The Leonardo Helicopter Graduate Development Programme is a two year programme that allows graduates to complete a number of 3-6 month placements designed to provide practical experience within the organisation
  • Alongside this, graduates complete a number of development activities at company and group level, which aim to ensure a smooth integration into the company whilst providing essential skills, knowledge and networking opportunities.
  • With over 230 trainees at Leonardo Helicopters, from apprentices to graduates, a thriving social network exists with regular organised social events to integrate newcomers
  • Graduates will be based primarily within our Yeovil manufacturing HQ in Somerset; but potential opportunities for secondments and international travel exist
  • Support for relocation is available
  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive pension scheme

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 10th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Yeovil (Somerset)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Cyber Security
  • Electronic
  • Energy
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
 

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