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Procurement Apprentice

Date: Oct 3, 2021

Location: Portsmouth, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

GKN Aerospace Portsmouth have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join the Procurement team as an apprentice.

It is a great opportunity to work with experienced Procurement professionals and earn a salary, whilst working towards gaining a qualification.

On completion of the apprenticeship the candidate will achieve CIPS Level 3 certificate in Procurement & Supply Chain Operations. They can then go on to achieve Level 4 Commercial Procurement and Supply.

Job Responsibilities

The role will focus on supporting the procurement team by gaining knowledge and experience in the following areas –

approval stages
the tendering cycle
preparation of evaluation documents and managing the process
contract award
contract registers
forward procurement plans
supplier relationships through contract management

Job Qualifications

Good administration and organisational skills

Good interpersonal and sound communication skills

Able to handle challenging situations

The ability to work as part of a team, under pressure and on your own initiative

Be self-motivated with a flexible and positive attitude.

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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