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Procurement Undergraduate Placement Stevenage 2024

DEADLINE 22nd January 2024
£20,000 (pro rata)

MBDA is a leading defence organisation that is proud to support our Armed Forces in protecting our nations. We collaborate with governments to achieve a shared goal of defending our freedom.

What we can offer you

  • 10 month undergraduate placement starting September 2024
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals and free car parking
  • A placement that allows you to apply your university learning to real-world engineering projects and technologies
  • Flexible working

Hybrid working pattern

The majority of your work will be conducted on site; a positive result of which is that our office remains a social and collaborative working environment. Nevertheless, there can be opportunities for home working dependent on task requirements.

The opportunity

Purchasing opportunities don't come more varied than at MBDA! As prime contractor to the UK MoD and an employer of over 5000 in the UK alone, we source a staggering and varied range of products, goods and services!

Within MBDA we have two procurement departments who are responsible for the partnership and collaboration with over 3000 UK and international suppliers. These suppliers enable us to provide world leading defence capabilities for our home nations and their allies, so effective management of these relationships is imperative.

You'll join either the Industrial Procurement and Supply Chain (ISP) or Major Equipment Procurement (MEP) function on this programme, where regardless of which area you'll get real insight into Procurement within MBDA. We'll work with you during the recruitment process to see which of the functions your skills and aspirations best align to.

ISP work on Direct and Indirect procurement as well as Supply Chain Management so you'll be involved in bringing in essential product parts and test equipment into the business as well as consulting services or telecoms that allow the whole business to operate.

MEP manage commercial and business relationships with both UK and overseas companies, providing subsystems, systems, studies and customer support. You'll be looking at Risk Management, working on supplier strategies that offer value for money as well as building and nurturing key customer or partner relationships. Subcontract management is an important task in this role and you'll get the opportunity to see how to draft and amend terms and conditions as well as negotiate and manage terms for many key relationships MBDA has.

What we're looking for from you

Currently studying for a degree in a Business and Management or any relevant discipline

Our business

We value new perspectives, collaboration, and diversity. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please note

MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.

DEADLINE 22nd January 2024