Materials Planner Placement Cheltenham 2024

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In the 12-month Materials Planner Placement, your team are responsible for accurate & efficient material throughput in support of the manufacturing cells, engineering & our external customers in both the civil & military markets.

About us

At GE Aerospace, we believe the world works better when it flies. We are a world-leading provider of jet engines, components, and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. Our rich history of inventing the future of flight, our continual investment in research and development, and our talented and innovative people will enable us to rise to the challenge of building a world that works with industry-leading technology and innovation. In fact, we’re already developing our next-generation of technologies to achieve greater fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions with an ambition to be a net-zero company by 2050.

Working at GE Aerospace means you are bringing your unique perspective, innovative spirit, drive, curiosity, and ability to question the status quo to a collaborative and diverse team. It means you will have ideas and we will listen. Here, you will have the opportunity to work on really cool things with really smart people. Work that you will be proud of. Work that really matters.

Here are just a few of the reasons you will want to consider a career with us:

  • You will help solve the global challenge of how the world flies more sustainably. Do work real work with a real purpose.
  • Be a part of a global workforce of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, ideas, and experiences where everyone feels supported and respected.
  • Learn from the best minds who also want to learn from you.
  • Earn merit-based rewards and incentives.
  • Have opportunities for continuous learning and development.

In the 12-month Materials Planner Placement, team are responsible for accurate & efficient material throughput in support of the manufacturing cells, engineering & our external customers in both the civil & military markets.

Roles and responsibilities

In the 12-months Materials Placement, strong emphasis is placed on ensuring world class standards of material flow, storage, accuracy & quality.

Working in the 13-week window the Materials Placement student will work alongside cross-functional stakeholders to solve problems to deliver on time to our customers and will be integral in setting and executing the Production Plan in combination with effective material presentation & control. Some of the responsibilities may include:

  • Attend daily operating rhythms to ensure cell material position clarity.
  • Use planning methods to execute in line with Production Plan.
  • Review material position and drive supply-chain to deliver in line with customer requirements.
  • Apply problem solving skills to overcome cell queries and provide swift resolutions.
  • Drive improvements through standard WIP analysis and lead time analysis
  • Assist other coaches and leadership with process improvements to develop performance of local team and the wider manufacturing workshop.
  • Work cross functionally to balance supply and demand to internal and external customers
  • Ability to balance a range of critical KPI’s to drive the right outcomes for the customer and business
  • Support leadership on process improvement initiatives to reduce cycle time, improve inventory turns, reduce manufacturing losses, and develop world-class material presentation.
  • Deliver on personal goals agreed with leadership relating to Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

You will be guided by structured goals and objectives and will have responsibility to deliver on inspiring projects supported by your People Leader and team around you. We will guide you throughout the year to ensure you make the best of your GE Aerospace experience. Your People Leader will offer coaching and mentoring, and you will be provided with the opportunity to connect with other placement students across the UK.

If you are passionate about Business, Supply Chain, we would like to hear from you. This opportunity is offered in our Cheltenham site, we will ask you to share your location preferences during the application process.

More about us

With over 1,600 employees, GE Aerospace Cheltenham is one of the largest GE sites outside the USA and a major contributor to the local economy.

Our heritage dates back to 1940 yet our technology is cutting-edge. Located in the heart of Gloucestershire, GE Aerospace Cheltenham focuses on the design, development and manufacture of state-of-the-art aircraft power distribution and avionics systems for the global aviation industry. Our customers include all major aerospace manufacturers - covering commercial, business jet and military applications. The scale and complexity of engineering projects at GE Aerospace Cheltenham offer our employees unique opportunities to work on major international projects, developing critical aircraft systems that will be relied on by many people for decades to come.

GE Aerospace Cheltenham is actively committed to inclusivity and diversity. We regularly run science, technology, engineering & maths (STEM) programmes with local secondary schools, support the Cheltenham Science Festival and support the promotion of women in engineering. At GE Aerospace, we strive to be an employer of choice by offering internships, apprenticeships, mentoring and staff development programmes that create a workplace where everyone can be themselves and achieve their full potential.

Innovation, a commitment to engineering excellence and leadership development places GE Aerospace Cheltenham as a pioneering force in building the future of flight.

About you

Qualifications & requirements

  • Currently studying or recently achieved a bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • On course or achieved a 2:1 degree

Desired characteristics

  • Able to roll up your sleeves and get involved in projects
  • Organised & able to work towards deadlines
  • Inspired and curious to learn
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to take ownership for projects
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Able to work as part of a team

A placement at GE Aerospace is an opportunity to learn while doing. At GE Aerospace, you’ll work with business leaders in an atmosphere that will develop you, while doing work that makes an immediate impact.

Useful information

  • All placements are available to students and recent graduates who can start a placement between June to August 2024, for a duration of 12 months.
  • Application deadline is 31st December 2023. However, we review applications on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply ASAP. Vacancies will close once filled.
  • The selection stages include online assessments and a final round interview.
  • Please only submit one application. If you submit multiple applications, we will progress the most suitable one. If in future you are deemed to be suitable for other opportunities, we will automatically consider you for these too.

Total reward

At GE Aerospace, we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice, and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE Aerospace, we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs:

  • Performance based annual bonus
  • Non-contributory Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Private medical cover
  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. 

Right to work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced, and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. 

DEADLINE 31st December 2023