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2023 Procurement Apprentice THALES UK LIMITED

The Procurement function is responsible for effectively acquiring the goods and services the company needs in order to win new business and deliver profitable projects, it is therefore uniquely placed to contribute to both the top and bottom line.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 16 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000101793

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Being a Procurement professional means understanding the strategy of our businesses, working in a Global environment, conducting complex negotiations, co-ordinating multidisciplinary internal teams and working with external companies to improve their performance to us.

The skills and experience you will acquire in the function are readily transferable, offering a wide variety of career opportunities both inside the function and with the many others with which we interface on a daily basis.

No wonder one of our current Early Careers Members described the Procurement function in five words: “challenging, dynamic, complex, strategic, teamwork” and concluded that “no two days are the same”.

You’ll be joining a world class procurement function that achieved   ‘Advanced Platinum’ Certification status by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply back in 2018. The work involved is Diverse, Cross Functional and you will have an opportunity to collaborate with many other areas of the business.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Through our apprenticeship you’ll be making the most of your talents, getting to understand procurement from the ground up; and doing so with the help of one of the biggest and best names in the industry.

This is a 3-year programme which combines core business skills, with bespoke procurement training.

In Year 1 you will enrol onto a Level 3 Business Apprenticeship, delivered over 12 months with The Apprentice Academy. This will provide you with a broad base of business skills to support your transition into the company.

In Year 2 and Year 3 you will progress onto a Level 4 Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship, working towards the industry recognised Level 4 CIPS Certificate.

At the end of the programme learners will transition into a permanent role within the procurement function and will have the opportunity to discuss progression onto the Level 5 and Level 6 CIPS Certificates This is a fantastic opportunity to start your career in procurement, with scope for continued growth and progression.  

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of the programme learners will transition into a permanent role within the procurement function and will have the opportunity to discuss progression onto the Level 5 and Level 6 CIPS Certificates This is a fantastic opportunity to start your career in procurement, with scope for continued growth and progression.  


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications

A Level or equivalent 2 (Grade A-C.) Essential

About the employer

Together, we create the ingenious technological systems and innovations that impact and improve people's lives every single day. Even if you haven't heard the name Thales before, you've definitely benefited from our inventiveness. We reinvest 20% of our sales in Research & Development in the UK. Together we supply invention across 5 core areas: Aerospace, Space, Transportation, Defence and Security.

Employer

THALES UK LIMITED

Address

Manor Royal

RH10 9HA

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Training

Training provider

THE APPRENTICE ACADEMY LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please note, assessment centres for shortlisted candidates will be held on Wednesday 3 May 2023. Induction week for all Graduate and Apprentices will commence on Monday 4th September until Friday 8th September 2023. Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm on Monday 16th January 2023, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note we will be in contact by the end of January 2023 with details of next steps.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Jan 2023