V01933 - Supply Chain Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

Supply Chain is an Integral Function responsible for researching, sourcing, buying, storing, maintaining and delivering critical products and services required for build. Whilst ensuring they are delivered to the correct requirements/specification, at the right time, for the right cost and to exacting quality standards.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    We offer a competitive salary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and Share Incentive plan.

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    12 available

What you will do in your working day

During your extensive three year Supply Chain Higher Apprenticeship programme you will get to work alongside Subject Matter Experts, whilst actively taking part in a diverse range of activities which may include; managing a vast range of external suppliers, supporting the negotiation and raising of purchase orders for multi-million pound commercial contracts, helping to improve policies and procedures, and troubleshooting storage solutions for some of our hundreds of thousands of items, to name a few.

Each placement you undertake will offer a distinctive set of practical and technical skills. These will be delivered as on the job training, across a number of placements and a variety of teams.

This will be solidified with studying towards a globally recognised Level 4 CIPS (Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply) qualification that will provide you with an overarching technical understanding of Procurement and Supply.

BAE Systems are committed to your personal development, as such, there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved with additional relevant training, coaching and activities to enrich your experience whilst on scheme and beyond. 

The training you will be getting

  • Commerical procurement and supply Level 4

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities – whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs Including Mathematics, Science and English (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
Other 96 (Grade UCAS Tariff points) Essential

About the employer

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 93,000 people in around 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.




BAE Systems

1st Floor, Main Shipyard Offices


LA14 1AF


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Commercial procurement and supply (formerly Public sector commercial professional)

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2024