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Procurement and Supply Chain Apprenticeship

Babcock International
Devonport Royal Dockyard, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4SG
£21,773.00 annually
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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What you will do in your working day

Whether designing, building, operating, managing or maintaining vital assets, one thing is certain - procurement and supply chain lies at the heart of our operations and plays a pivotal role in our business success across our global operations.

On your 2-year programme, you'll undertake a new placement every 6 months to gain experience in the following areas:
  • Planning & Inventory Management
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Operational Procurement
  • Logistics & Warehousing

Joining our Procurement and Supply Chain function as an apprentice presents you with a great opportunity to embark on a varied career. Members of our teams often say that no two days are the same in the life of a Procurement and Supply Chain professional.

Your days will be varied as you carry out a range of responsibilities from placing purchase orders with suppliers, to managing supplier order books and sending requests for quotations (RFQs). Everything you do will help the business and our customers deliver essential products and services around the world.

The training you will be getting

During the apprenticeship, you will attend college on a weekly basis to gain core knowledge and skills to obtain a CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Your technical training will be supplemented with in-house training courses and soft skill training to help you develop your personal and team working skills.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will move into a substantive position within the business.

The aim of the apprenticeship is to prepare you for a permanent procurement and supply chain role working as an Assistant Buyer within Babcock.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Enthusiasm for subject matter


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including English (Grade Grade C/4 or higher) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade B/6 or higher) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 subjects (Grade Grade B/6 or higher) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 3 (Grade Merit or Distinction) Essential

Things to consider

Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold may impact which roles you are eligible for. You must be able to achieve BPSS (Baseline security) and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

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