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Procurement summer placement programme

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Fast-track your personal development, fulfil your potential and get ahead of the game

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

Duration: 10 weeks (with 5 days’ paid holiday)

Locations: UK-wide with accommodation provided locally

Starting salary: Competitive

Minimum requirements:  Penultimate- or final-year student expecting a 2:1 degree (2:2 if combined with a Master’s)

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

What better way to boost your career prospects than by spending 10 weeks working on a real project with real responsibilities as part of our procurement summer placement programme?

The programme gives you a real-life look at what it would be like to join our procurement graduate programme and whether it’s the ideal career for you. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about our organisation and about how we ensure our supply chains are ethically sourced. You will also build your understanding of the energy supply chain, from gas exploration all the way through to the retailing of energy to businesses and customers.

It will definitely take a lot of hard work and initiative on your part. But in return you get to develop skills that help you really stand out from the crowd. And if you do well, you could even be returning to university with an offer to join our graduate scheme.

There will be lots of people on hand to support you during your time here including:

  • Graduate talent manager – responsible for overseeing your performance and development

  • Buddy – a previous graduate or summer placement participant who can help you settle in and answer any questions you may have

  • Line manager – who will have specific experience in your business area

  • Graduate talent team – who will always be there to help you get the most out of your placement

You can find out more about what working in Procurement involves by visiting our graduate programme page.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

We look for proactive, can-do students who have a genuine desire to learn about our business and industry.

The best thing about the summer placement was how much responsibility I was given. Right from the start, I had full ownership of projects that I knew would make an impact on the business, and would continue to do so after my ten weeks were up. You’re pushed out of your comfort zone, which is great – it helps you to develop skills you didn’t know you had.
- Samia Siddiqi, Commercial Marketing summer placement student (and now Commercial Marketing graduate)
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