Operations Industrial Placement 2018 -2019

Job Location: Xtrac UK
Closing Date: Fri 27th April 2018 - Apply Here »

Xtrac are pleased to introduce a 1 year placement opportunity for 2018 to 2019 as part of our award winning industrial placement scheme. The student will work in the Operations department as a Trainee Buyer and will start in early August 2018.

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager and working in a small cohesive team you will develop skills and ability in providing an effective and cost efficient purchasing service to the company, by management and development of the supplier base, whilst maintaining the essential balance of quality, price and availability. 

The candidate should be a student of Business Studies Management, Logistics, Supply Chain, Procurement or similar Bachelors or Master’s degree in their second (of three) or third (of four) year of study. Good academic results are a pre-requisite, as well as good interpersonal skills and business acumen. 

Successful candidates will undergo a comprehensive induction program including training on the company ERP system, as well as spending a short amount of time in other departments to gain a full understanding of the business. Each student will be assigned a mentor who is there to ensure that the transition from student to Trainee Buyer is as seamless as possible.

The Trainee Buyer is a position of fully paid employment, and the successful applicant will become a full time member of staff for the duration of the placement year. 23 days paid holiday, sick pay and a company contribution to a pension is provided.

Following the placement year the student's performance is assessed and the very best are offered sponsorship by Xtrac to complete their studies. This sponsorship includes an annual bursary, and support by Xtrac if the sponsored student undertakes a final year project for Xtrac.

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