Procurement and Supply Chain Management Graduate Programme
graduate scheme

Procurement and Supply Chain Management Graduate Programme

Job description

Do you know how many parts go into a submarine, aircraft carrier, tank or nuclear power plant? Whether designing, building, operating, managing or maintaining vital assets, one thing is certain: Procurement and Supply Chain Management lies at the heart of our operations, and plays a pivotal role in our business success. In fact, working to optimise our demand planning, sourcing, supplier relationships and effective inventory management is key to Babcock’s ability to deliver to our customers.

Joining our Procurement and Supply Chain Management team presents you with great opportunity to embark on a career which is immensely varied and always interesting. Over the duration of the programme you’ll learn about how we make build vs. buy decisions, design supply chains, provide sourcing expertise and leverage third party relationships to maximise value and support our business growth agenda.

Where you can join us

Places on our Procurement and Supply Chain Management programme for Autumn 2019 are available within our Marine, and Land and Nuclear sectors. But no matter which team you join, you could be based anywhere in the UK. That’s why we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.

What you'll be doing

The members of our teams often say that there’s no typical day in the life of the Procurement and Supply Chain professional. We touch every kind of project, so you might find yourself doing in-depth spend reviews, building sourcing strategies, supporting supplier innovation days, identifying value chain opportunities, conducting supplier performance reviews, supporting bid teams, or you may be involved in other functional activities. Whatever you find yourself doing, , it will be challenging and will make a difference – supporting the business and servicing our customers.

What you'll get out of it

You’ll work on projects across our organisation, developing a deep understanding of the diverse businesses whilst building a well-rounded skillset for the years to come. Every step of the way, you’ll be mentored and supported towards gaining professional accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). And while you’re on the programme, you’ll enjoy a competitive starting salary of £28k-£30k.*

Don’t just take our word for it – we are proud to have been externally recognised by Procurement Leaders for the 2017 Procurement Employer’ Award.

*Depending on location, role and qualifications.

What we are looking for

  • You’ll need to satisfy the Ministry of Defence’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).
  • Naturally, you’ll be ambitious and a self-starting individual who enjoys the challenges of a fast-paced and complex environment.
  • You’ll need good interpersonal skills, the ability to drive change and results, plus a clear potential for inspiring others.


  • You’ll need a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and demonstrable interest in procurement or supply chain.

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 23/09/2019

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


Additional job details

Number of vacancies50+
LocationUK wide
Additional location informationOpportunities available at multiple locations across the UK


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