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BAE Systems • Rochester, United Kingdom

Procurement Business Trainee

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

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Job Description

Job Title: Procurement Business Trainee – 2 year fixed term contract

Location: Rochester, Kent; We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £23,100

As part of the Trainee Programme, you will experience working within various Procurement teams, have the opportunity to be sponsored for further education in the 2nd year by studying for a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Level 3 qualification. Upon successful completion of this programme a potential offer of a permanent position at BAE Systems.

This can provide an opportunity to continue with further training as a Procurement Professional and further advance your career within the Procurement function within the Electronic Systems business.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Receiving requisitions and demands, supporting negotiation with suppliers, and processing Purchase Orders and Purchase Order amendments in accordance with Procurement processes, procedures, and the requirements of the business
  • Understanding the budget requirements for the Purchase Orders and supporting the achievement of these requirements through effective negotiation with suppliers
  • Obtaining and communicating progress updates from suppliers, resolving issues, and escalating more critical issues to senior members of staff
  • Maintaining supplier open order books and ensuring that correct and current data is maintained in the Oracle ERP system
  • Processing supplier returns, ensuring these are actioned in a timely manner
  • Understanding and supporting the implementation of corporate Procurement processes and initiatives as appropriate to your area of responsibility

Your skills and experiences:

  • Minimum of five GCSEs – Grade 5 or above (or recognised equivalent qualifications) which must include English and Maths
  • Three A levels A-C grade or recognised equivalent qualification or studying towards (any offer conditional on achieving grades for studying towards)
  • Good organisation and communication skills
  • Balance both professional education and a full time role through excellent organisational skills and dedication to their development
  • Be driven and self-motivated with a desire to develop an exciting and rewarding career


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive

The Procurement team:

The Procurement function is the trusted partner in providing best value solutions for the business; managing supplier relationships, determining capable sources that offer innovative technical solutions, placement of orders for goods and services, and the maintenance of these orders governed by procedures and processes. As part of a wider Supply Chain Management organisation the Procurement function acts as the focal point for all interactions between the business and our global supply chain.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation

Closing Date: 21st June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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