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Procurement Summer Internship Programme

Birmingham | Bristol | Derby
Management & Business
£17,850 pa (pro rata)
1st February 2019

Procurement interns at Rolls-Royce work collaboratively across business functions, and with our external suppliers, to ensure that we maximise value from our supply base. As a Group, Rolls-Royce spends billions with external suppliers, so supplier performance and collaborative relationships are key to delivering overall business results.

Joining our expert team, you’ll learn how to build relationships that get the best from our global suppliers. You can expect to work with international teams to make improvements at every stage of the procurement process, whether that’s directly with suppliers or as part of our campaign to drive efficiency and effectiveness in all that we do. It's an exciting place to begin your career with us.

The programme

Over the course of 10 weeks, our Procurement Summer Internship will immerse you in interesting projects, ensuring you gain invaluable hands-on experience and a real insight into our business. You’ll complete one of several placement opportunities across different teams and learn what it means to work in areas like Buying, Value Improvement and Forward Sourcing. You’ll also have the chance to work alongside highly qualified professionals and will benefit from their experience, support and expert knowledge of procurement.

What you’ll do

You’ll get valuable exposure and experience of procurement, completing a placement where you could find yourself delivering reports to a senior manager or delving into the status of every supplier contract. You might also play a part in developing procurement strategies around how we source products in the future or use your creative thinking to meet stretching cost targets. Equally, you could be honing your influencing skills and building your network as you work with teams across the business to get more value from our contracts and improve our processes. Whatever your experience brings, you’ll learn constantly. And, if you do well, you could be offered a place on our graduate programme.                  

What you’ll need

We’re looking for people with an affinity for business and interest in developing their business knowledge by working with external companies. You’ll also need great communication skills developed through well-rounded life experience – academically, socially and in any previous work situations. Able to apply your intellect, creativity and determination to contribute effectively, you’ll work with integrity across every aspect of every project. You should also be on course to achieve at least a 2:1 degree (or equivalent). Flexibility is important too, as you could be based at any of our sites. Ambitious and driven, you’ll be excited about the fact that this internship could lead to a place on our graduate programme.

What you’ll get

£17,850 pa (pro rata) 

Learn from experts

The chance to join our graduate programme if you perform well

Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies and social activities

Who we are

Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or supporting NASA missions on the edge of space, Rolls-Royce is all about innovation. We invest £1 billion every year into research and development, and file more patents annually than any other company in the UK. Working at Rolls-Royce means being part of a global team of 50,000 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in.

Applications will close on 1st February at 00.10 am UK Time (GMT) please ensure your application is submitted by this time.