Procurement Apprentice

Recruiter
Virgin Media
Location
500 Brook Drive, Reading, RG2 6UU
Salary
£20,000.00 annually
Posted
11 Jun 2021
Closes
05 Jul 2021
Ref
VAC001723418
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
Start your procurement career:

Our Procurement Team play a crucial role in our finance division, looking after the buying of goods and services which enable us to offer our customers the services they love. Join us here, as a Procurement Apprentice, and you'll get to work alongside professional team members, seeing first-hand how we select suppliers, negotiate pricing and manage risk.

Build skills for the future:

By the end of the scheme, you'll have built valuable connections with procurement colleagues all over Europe, as well as stakeholders in teams such as Commercial Finance, Tax, Legal, Technology and HR.

You will also have developed skills in many different areas including:
  • Researching what products and services are available in the market
  • Selecting new partners and suppliers - and managing existing ones
  • Negotiating pricing and terms and conditions
  • Assessing operational and financial risk

What we look for:

People who have lots of initiative, an inquisitive nature and an interest in doing research. You'll be working on costing and pricing on a daily basis, so it helps if you're a big fan of numbers. You also need to be well organised, with the ability to handle lots of different tasks at once. Excel and PowerPoint skills are a must.

What's in it for you:

A great salary and some amazing benefits. Plus, the opportunity to add lots more skills to your locker and complete your Commercial Procurement & Supply Level 4 Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Project management/multi-tasking
  • Working with numbers
  • Microsoft skills (particularly Excel and PowerPoint)


Personal qualities

  • Good use of initiative
  • Inquisitive
  • Interest in research


Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs including maths and English A*-C (level 9-4) or level 3 apprenticeship (or equivalent)


Future prospects

All Virgin Media apprenticeships are permanent and successful completion of the apprenticeship will enable candidates to apply for other opportunities within the business as their aptitude and interest drives them.

Things to consider

Salary: £20,000 plus amazing benefits. After 12 months, you can expect a salary increase to £23,000, and on successful completion of the scheme, our apprentices typically move into roles with salaries in the region of £26,000 - £27,000.

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