Higher Apprentice Buyer, Procurement

National Grid plc
Warwick, Warwickshire
Closing date
6 Feb 2022

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Business / Management
Energy & Utilities
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date

Job Details

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 Higher Apprentice Procurement Buyer scheme within Global Procurement offers an excellent way to begin your career within procurement. Over the course of the apprenticeship, you will be given a balance of real responsibility on live projects, alongside an extensive network of colleagues to learn from, as well as a variety of training courses to enhance your professional development. 


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 a Higher Apprentice Buyer, you can support this by ensuring sustainability is embedded in everything we procure.


In every moment energy is rolling over hills, winding through valleys, travelling across the country, and finding its way to our fingertips, on demand – and it’s up to us to keep people connected.

Through our energy transmission network, we connect millions safely and reliably to the energy they need. It’s this purpose that drives us forward. Join us and, together, we’ll work to build a more sustainable, better connected future.

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

Apprentices are at the heart of our ambitions, which is why we have been committed to investing in the futures of new talent for over 40 years. From engineers to our commercial and head office roles, there’s so many directions a career here could take. And, with new technology and innovation evolving at a rapid rate, there’s never been a better time to be part of our team.

A National Grid Apprenticeship isn’t just about getting a job – it’s an opportunity to join a new generation of talent, charged with the destiny of shaping the future of energy. We’ll help you develop your skills through a combination of practical work and academic study, all the while providing you with the passion, skills and knowledge you need to power all our futures.

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CV34 6DA
United Kingdom

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