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PRSCSP2017 Procurement & Supply Chain Summer Placement Scheme 2017

Job Description

Get ahead of the game by fast-tracking your personal development and fulfilling your potential through this challenging opportunity, with paid accommodation!

Our 10-week Summer Placement Scheme gives you a practice run at taking the first step from university to the world of work. You will get the opportunity to learn those vital skills that will make you more employable. You will get a real-life look at a graduate career at Centrica, and a first-hand learning experience that gives you the opportunity to understand if you could join us in the future. If you perform well in your placement, you may return to your university with an offer to join the graduate programme after you graduate.

We encourage you to get involved with community and charity activities; one of these is the summer placement charity challenge, which raises money for our chosen charities. In the last 3 years students have raised around fifty thousand pounds through various team initiatives. This challenge offers the opportunity to further enhance vital skills for the work place by encouraging individuals to network with other students as well as creating innovative solutions.

Procurement has been a changing profession in the last few years. Our approach has moved from one which was seen as being solely cost focussed to one in which we look at as a whole number of value drivers and understands the impact that suppliers can have on our cost base but also on our performance and reputation.

We want our graduates to gain a deep understanding of the different drivers and targets within these businesses and to help build the supply chain strategies to take these businesses forward.

There is more to focus on than cost too. Today we are also responsible for protecting the company’s reputation and ensuring that our supply chains are ethically sourced and that our suppliers hold the same high standards that we do. We also look at how our supply relationships can bring new value to our business through better quality, innovation or new products and services.

We are open to applications from all disciplines, looking for people with strong commercial acumen, an inquisitive nature and great engagement skills. From our side we will provide leading professional training and in-role development to help grow these skills further.
Salary: £14,000 pro rata

Who we look for

The summer placement scheme is aimed at students expecting a 2:1 minimum degree in any discipline. We will also consider recent graduates for our programme with the view to them starting the graduate programme the following year.

Application Deadline

The advertised closing date for this position is 1st February 2017, however we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as should all vacancies be filled before this date, the position may close earlier than expected.
For queries or further information please contact centricagraduates@centricagrads.com