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2018 Apprentice - Manufacturing Procurement

Job ID: R9998857

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Procurement – Manufacturing Procurement Apprentice


Are you looking for an employer who will sponsor you through a qualification, whilst providing valuable and exciting on-the-job experience within a global, innovative and industry leading organisation?

Location: Crawley

Assessment centre dates: February & March
Closing date: 22 January


What you’ll be doing

Working within the Manufacturing Procurement Team, purchasing requirements span across multiple businesses in support of varying technologies. The Team delivers a range of purchasing services including:
  • Purchasing for the Production facility at Crawley
  • Specialist Segment Purchasing, including working with the UK Segment organisation to support our sourcing strategy for key Commodities
  • Working with Sub Contract Management from domain project teams, helping to deliver programme requirements across the businesses.
  • Building relationships with Suppliers ensuring that internal and external targets are met through the tight control of supplier performance and adherence to procedure
The Programme

Through our higher apprenticeship you’ll be making the most of your talents, getting to understand procurement from the ground up; and doing so with the help of a leading global organisation.
As a procurement apprentice you will be working towards your CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply, alongside a full time role within our procurement function. CIPS is the professional body for procurement and is an internally recognised institution within the industry.

This 2 year programme will allow you to apply your CIPS learning to the workplace and gain a breadth of experience, working alongside procurement professionals. You will attend 5 block weeks of training in Year 1, with Year 2 focussed predominately on your work based portfolio. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be scope for progression onto the Level 5 and Level 6 CIPS qualifications.

This opportunity is in Crawley, within the Central Operations manufacturing business.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are motivated, committed and keen to learn. A self-starter who is able to manage their time, show initiative and has a genuine interest in finance and Thales. Successful candidates will show self-discipline and an aspiration to achieve the CIPS qualification.

You will also need
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A-C or Level 5 and above, including Maths and English
  • 3 A Levels Grade A-C or equivalent Level 3 qualifications in relevant discipline
  • Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the programme
Thales supports Smart Working which is an approach to organising work that aims to drive greater efficiency and effectiveness in achieving job outcomes. It combines flexibility, autonomy and collaboration, while optimising tools and working environments for employees – ask for more details at your interview.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

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Crawley, United Kingdom

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