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Undergraduate Buyer, (12-Month Industrial Placement) Procurement

Warwick, West Midlands. Multiple vacancies. Open to all STEM.

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About the role

Procurement means getting the right supplies from the right supplier, at the right price and at the right time. Procurement are responsible for sourcing activities, negotiation and strategic selection of goods and services that are important to an organisation. Working for a FTSE 100 Global company, within Global Procurement, you’ll be in a dynamic team responsible for purchasing the goods, services and works required to keep National Grid operating.  

The little things

Here at National Grid... it's the little things that count

The 12-month Industrial Placement scheme within Global Procurement is a great way of determining whether this is the career for you. You will be given real responsibility from day one, and through two six-month placements you will gain a broad experience of what the procurement function can offer. 

As a buyer within National Grid Global Procurement you could be procuring high-value construction contracts for major works, running sourcing processes to put in place the IT systems that underpin the company, or even purchasing a helicopter used to inspect the electricity network from above.  

National Grid are committed to working towards Net Zero and as an Undergraduate Buyer you can support this by ensuring sustainability is embedded in everything we procure.

What you'll need

You must be in your penultimate year at university and be on track to achieve a 2.1 or above in any STEM degree discipline.

You will only be able to apply for one role per programme (i.e. one undergraduate role) for this campaign. Please ensure you apply to your most preferred role. Those who apply for more than one, will be withdrawn and asked to confirm their preference.

What you'll get

We're proud to offer a competitive salary of £20,212 and if successful on programme you could be offer a place on our graduate programme for when you complete your degree.

This opportunity is available at our Head Office in Warwick.

The closing date for this role will be Sunday 7th November. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.


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Opportunity Overview

  • November 7th, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £20,212 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Warwick, West Midlands
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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