Procurement Placement

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We’re currently offering the opportunity for undergraduate placement students to gain valuable experience and develop a number of key skills that will help you to pursue a career in procurement. 

Working at our Head office in Skipton, North Yorkshire, this is a great opportunity to gain a real insight into the world of procurement and how it plays an important role in keeping a busy, fast-paced business running.  Working with a supportive team around you, the role will equip you with skills that will stand you in good stead to tackle your last year at university, a career in procurement and other business roles in the years thereafter. 

Placements are available for a role in either buying or plant - all part of our procurement department. 

What you'll do: 

  • Form part of a high-performing procurement team, managing a spend of over £30m a year.
  • Provide sites with a range of materials and subcontract services across the UK.
  • Work in a fast paced environment, hitting short-term deadlines.
  • Visit our construction sites and suppliers to see what life is like for them. 
  • Produce high-level reports on spend, utilisation and costs.
  • Learn key negotiation skills and then implement them, engaging with various stakeholders to help us drive value.

What you'll bring: 

 

  •  The ability to work in a busy office, working under pressure but in a light-hearted manner.
  • Confidence, self-motivation and a strong work ethic.
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks at once – procurement is a busy department! 
  • Good IT skills - you must be IT literate.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Willingness to learn - you’ll sit with a supportive team who will work with you to improve your ability to influence internal and external stakeholders and negotiation skills. 
  • The paperwork: You must be studying a full time business-related degree and be eligible to work in the UK.   

 

Please click here for full details of our procurement placement. 

We've also put together a profile of a recent subcontract buying placement student, which can be found here.

What are you waiting for? Start your application today by applying online.

Still got some questions? Visit our Placement FAQs page.