Professional Apprenticeship - Procurement Trainee

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Professional Apprenticeship - Procurement Trainee (0919)

Professional Apprenticeship – Procurement Trainee  

We're looking for bright and motivated school leavers who willbring energy,new ideasandafresh perspectiveto help usbecome the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry.    

The Laing O'Rourke Professional Apprenticeship Programme - what can you expect?  

Our professional apprenticeship programme has been developed to ensure you are supported throughout every step of your journey, combining work-based experience with off-the-job training. You will be stretched, challenged and supported by a business that views your professional development and formal qualification as a priority.   

Our programme will provide a fully funded day or block release Level 4 (HNC) and/or Level 6 (degree) apprenticeship in your chosen vocation, while working as a full time Laing O'Rourke employee. It will also include a series of bespoke development modules, and technical training opportunities, strategically placed to support you at key stages of your apprenticeship journey. During the programme you will work across a range of projects, which will offer the breadth and variety to support your occupational competency and will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship and professional accreditation.  

Entry requirements  

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:   

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit     
  • Entry grades will be listed within each job description and they will differ from role to role    
  • To qualify for this programme, you will need to have a minimum of three A-Levels/or equivalent    

Role Overview  

A Procurement Trainee will progress through the role of Procurement Assistant in to Assistant Procurement Manager over the period of the programme. They will work within the Procurement team under the guidance of their Procurement Line Manager and Professional Mentor, alongside other members of the Procurement team. 

They will work either within our central Procurement team or with our on-site Procurement teams supporting the delivery of major construction projects and the Business as a whole. 

The Procurement Trainee and Procurement Assistants are part of the Procurement Job Family, which is there to ensure technical excellence, assurance and performance across all projects and opportunities from pre-project, early engagement and work winning through to detailed delivery. 

Key Deliverables and Accountabilities 

  • To develop an understanding of basic Procurement and commercial principles of the function 
  • To assist the Procurement Line Manager in the implementation of individual Project Procurement strategy. 
  • To assist Work Winning activity, as required. 
  • Whilst under supervision, assist with the Procurement process of subcontractors, materials, plant and services, in accordance with the Business Procurement Strategy and the individual Project(s) Procurement strategy, including but not limited to; 
  • Sourcing and formally agreeing an appropriate supply chain; 
  • Compiling robust tender enquiries; 
  • Managing the formal tender process; 
  • Conducting a full commercial and technical review of all tender returns through engagement with other specialist functions (i.e. HSE, technical compliance, quality, commercial, construction, planning, contractual services/ legal, logistics, industrial relations etc), as appropriate; 
  • Managing the tender negotiation process; 
  • Providing robust and complete recommendations for formal award approval(s); 
  • Drafting, issue and execution of contracts, in accordance with LOR guidelines and Corporate governance; 
  • Supply chain performance management and reporting. 
  • Develop an understanding of in-house opportunities through Design for Manufacture (DfMA) and self-delivery. 
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of an ethical and consistent approach to the procurement of goods and services to ensuring compliance with the LOR corporate governance and Procurement best practice throughout the Procurement process and the supply chain. 
  • To become informed of changes in legislation, best practice guidelines etc that affect the supply chain and markets. 
  • Whilst under supervision, develop and maintain professional working relationships with suppliers, sub-contractors and service providers, who are committed and aligned to LOR's values and will provide best value to LOR and support LOR as a Contractor of first choice. 
  • To assist the Procurement Line Manager in the provision of a safe, robust and appropriate supply chain to deliver LOR's Business needs. 
  • To deliver internal Customer satisfaction throughout the Procurement process and lifecycle of the Project. 
  • Develop an understanding and in turn ensure compliance with professional standards. 
  • To assist in the gathering and collation of management information for reports in accordance with business requirements. 
  • Practical application of Procurement; tools, techniques, data sources, analysis (i.e. price comparisons and sub-contractor quotations) and reporting to assist with core procurement processes. 
  • To gain product knowledge including development and innovation of materials, products and systems that may increase competitive advantage and cost-effective solutions. 
  • To gain knowledge and understanding of supply chains and their interaction with LOR. 
  • Keep your manager fully advised of any issue/risk which has arisen or might arise and which could affect the business/project 

Location   

South East 

Apprenticeship Provider   

Laing O'Rourke collaborate with trusted and approved training providers (Universities) for our apprenticeship delivery. Successful candidates will be required to make an application to our preferred provider for the apprenticeship route you have chosen.  

Entry Grades  

5 GCSEs - preferably grades 7-4 in Maths, English and Science  

3 A-levels or BTEC or Equivalent 

Recruitment Process  

 There are 5 stages to our Professional Apprenticeship Programme recruitment process:  

 STEP 1   

APPLY ONLINE   

Complete the online application form and upload a copy of your CV and covering letter.   

 STEP 2   

CV SCREENING   

Your application will be reviewed against the requirements for the role you have applied for.   

 STEP 3   

ONLINE TESTING   

You will be invited to complete a series of psychometric tests tailored to the role you have applied for.    

 STEP 4   

VIDEO INTERVIEW    

Upon successful completion of online tests, you will be invited to a video interview.   

 STEP 5   

ASSESSMENT CENTRE   

Successful candidates will be invited to attend an assessment.  

The safety of our people, and of our candidates is our priority and in the current climate, we may alter the format of our assessment centre; either replacing it with a virtual event or where it is safe to do so, and in line with government and health authority guidance, host a socially distanced, covid-secure day.  

Providing you are successful at the assessment centre, you will receive a written, formal offer of employment. This will be a provisional offer that is subject to your degree classification and successful background security and reference checks.  

**The Professional Apprenticeship Programme will commence in September 2021**  

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

Professional Apprenticeship – Procurement Trainee  

We're looking for bright and motivated school leavers who willbring energy,new ideasandafresh perspectiveto help usbecome the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry.    

The Laing O'Rourke Professional Apprenticeship Programme - what can you expect?  

Our professional apprenticeship programme has been developed to ensure you are supported throughout every step of your journey, combining work-based experience with off-the-job training. You will be stretched, challenged and supported by a business that views your professional development and formal qualification as a priority.   

Our programme will provide a fully funded day or block release Level 4 (HNC) and/or Level 6 (degree) apprenticeship in your chosen vocation, while working as a full time Laing O'Rourke employee. It will also include a series of bespoke development modules, and technical training opportunities, strategically placed to support you at key stages of your apprenticeship journey. During the programme you will work across a range of projects, which will offer the breadth and variety to support your occupational competency and will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship and professional accreditation.  

Entry requirements  

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:   

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit     
  • Entry grades will be listed within each job description and they will differ from role to role    
  • To qualify for this programme, you will need to have a minimum of three A-Levels/or equivalent    

Role Overview  

A Procurement Trainee will progress through the role of Procurement Assistant in to Assistant Procurement Manager over the period of the programme. They will work within the Procurement team under the guidance of their Procurement Line Manager and Professional Mentor, alongside other members of the Procurement team. 

They will work either within our central Procurement team or with our on-site Procurement teams supporting the delivery of major construction projects and the Business as a whole. 

The Procurement Trainee and Procurement Assistants are part of the Procurement Job Family, which is there to ensure technical excellence, assurance and performance across all projects and opportunities from pre-project, early engagement and work winning through to detailed delivery. 

Key Deliverables and Accountabilities 

  • To develop an understanding of basic Procurement and commercial principles of the function 
  • To assist the Procurement Line Manager in the implementation of individual Project Procurement strategy. 
  • To assist Work Winning activity, as required. 
  • Whilst under supervision, assist with the Procurement process of subcontractors, materials, plant and services, in accordance with the Business Procurement Strategy and the individual Project(s) Procurement strategy, including but not limited to; 
  • Sourcing and formally agreeing an appropriate supply chain; 
  • Compiling robust tender enquiries; 
  • Managing the formal tender process; 
  • Conducting a full commercial and technical review of all tender returns through engagement with other specialist functions (i.e. HSE, technical compliance, quality, commercial, construction, planning, contractual services/ legal, logistics, industrial relations etc), as appropriate; 
  • Managing the tender negotiation process; 
  • Providing robust and complete recommendations for formal award approval(s); 
  • Drafting, issue and execution of contracts, in accordance with LOR guidelines and Corporate governance; 
  • Supply chain performance management and reporting. 
  • Develop an understanding of in-house opportunities through Design for Manufacture (DfMA) and self-delivery. 
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of an ethical and consistent approach to the procurement of goods and services to ensuring compliance with the LOR corporate governance and Procurement best practice throughout the Procurement process and the supply chain. 
  • To become informed of changes in legislation, best practice guidelines etc that affect the supply chain and markets. 
  • Whilst under supervision, develop and maintain professional working relationships with suppliers, sub-contractors and service providers, who are committed and aligned to LOR's values and will provide best value to LOR and support LOR as a Contractor of first choice. 
  • To assist the Procurement Line Manager in the provision of a safe, robust and appropriate supply chain to deliver LOR's Business needs. 
  • To deliver internal Customer satisfaction throughout the Procurement process and lifecycle of the Project. 
  • Develop an understanding and in turn ensure compliance with professional standards. 
  • To assist in the gathering and collation of management information for reports in accordance with business requirements. 
  • Practical application of Procurement; tools, techniques, data sources, analysis (i.e. price comparisons and sub-contractor quotations) and reporting to assist with core procurement processes. 
  • To gain product knowledge including development and innovation of materials, products and systems that may increase competitive advantage and cost-effective solutions. 
  • To gain knowledge and understanding of supply chains and their interaction with LOR. 
  • Keep your manager fully advised of any issue/risk which has arisen or might arise and which could affect the business/project 

Location   

South East 

Apprenticeship Provider   

Laing O'Rourke collaborate with trusted and approved training providers (Universities) for our apprenticeship delivery. Successful candidates will be required to make an application to our preferred provider for the apprenticeship route you have chosen.  

Entry Grades  

5 GCSEs - preferably grades 7-4 in Maths, English and Science  

3 A-levels or BTEC or Equivalent 

Recruitment Process  

 There are 5 stages to our Professional Apprenticeship Programme recruitment process:  

 STEP 1   

APPLY ONLINE   

Complete the online application form and upload a copy of your CV and covering letter.   

 STEP 2   

CV SCREENING   

Your application will be reviewed against the requirements for the role you have applied for.   

 STEP 3   

ONLINE TESTING   

You will be invited to complete a series of psychometric tests tailored to the role you have applied for.    

 STEP 4   

VIDEO INTERVIEW    

Upon successful completion of online tests, you will be invited to a video interview.   

 STEP 5   

ASSESSMENT CENTRE   

Successful candidates will be invited to attend an assessment.  

The safety of our people, and of our candidates is our priority and in the current climate, we may alter the format of our assessment centre; either replacing it with a virtual event or where it is safe to do so, and in line with government and health authority guidance, host a socially distanced, covid-secure day.  

Providing you are successful at the assessment centre, you will receive a written, formal offer of employment. This will be a provisional offer that is subject to your degree classification and successful background security and reference checks.  

**The Professional Apprenticeship Programme will commence in September 2021**  

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

 


 
  • Title:
    Professional Apprenticeship - Procurement Trainee
  • Location:
    zTo Be Confirmed
  • Employment type:
    Permanent
  • Job family:
    Procurement
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