Procurement Specialist Graduate Development Programme – Scottish Water – Glasgow
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We are seeking a graduate with the aspiration to become one our next generation of leaders and technical experts for our Specialist Graduate Programme, which commences in September 2020. We have an opportunity for you to join us as a Specialist Procurement Graduate.
During the 2 year graduate programme you will be given a work portfolio that provides ownership, opportunity and responsibility to allow you to gain valuable commercial experience through key placements in Procurement & Supply Chain:
- Process & Capability – Understanding, and contributing to improvement, in all procurement processes/systems & policy and improving the capability of the team.
- Corporate Services & Supplies – Being involved in a key procurement category area, including integrated supply chain management. This could involve areas such as IT services; consultancy services; HR requirements.
- Construction & Contractor Services – Developing an overview & experience in the construction market, including how the SW capital programme operates. This will include involvement in procurements & integrated supply chain management
- Performance & Analytics – Understanding, and contributing to functional and strategic reporting and developing analysis that supports identification of opportunities to realise value.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain fantastic experience and be supported in your development within a Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply (CIPS) Platinum accredited Procurement Team.
The aim of this two year programme is to further develop your skills and expertise to enable you to take on a specialist technical role on completion of your Programme. Placement during the two years will allow you to challenge yourself and colleagues. We are looking for Graduates who have the determination to succeed and become our future experts and leaders.
You’ll be given the chance to stretch yourself on these placements across Scottish Water and across Scotland too… by being flexible in your thinking and sometimes in your location.
You will have a 2:2 degree in Procurement/ Supply Chain/ Business Management / Commercial / Legal / Quantity Surveying / Social Sciences and may already have some work experience in the field, however work experience is not essential.
Working at Scottish Water
Scottish Water is one of the UKs leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher – but we want to be even better. We’re proud to be leading the way in renewable technologies & energy efficiency by pledging to deliver net zero emissions by 2040 – five years ahead of the nationwide target set by the Scottish Government. You could help play an important part in ensuring that Scottish Water is trusted to care for the water on which Scotland depends.
We are passionate about creating opportunities for people to learn and build the skills, knowledge and experience that will help them become the next generation of water industry leaders and experts, taking the industry forward. We were recently awarded the Investors in Young People accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to creating rewarding opportunities for young people.
We are committed to creating an engaging environment and a positive experience for our employees and we have an inclusive and collaborative work environment. We were recently recognised by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women 2019, in 2017 we won the Diversity in the Public Sector Award 2017 (Herald and GenAnalytics) and the HR Network Award for Talent Management 2017. We also have Carers Positive Exemplary Status.
As a Scottish Water Graduate you can expect to receive excellent training and support, to enable you to realise your full potential and progress to the highest levels of our organisation. You will also be eligible for all benefits that our employees enjoy such as 37 days holiday per year, eligibility to join the defined benefit, contributory pension scheme and much more.
Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process. Details can be found on our website.
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