Procurement and Supply Chain Graduate

How long: 2 years

Where: London/Hybrid - 50% in the office; 50% working from home

Hybrid working within this role enables a balance of 50% of time split between the office and home over a 4 week period. Hybrid working arrangements can evolve subject to business requirements.

Salary: £28,500 rising to £30,000 in year 2

What you'll need

A minimum of 2:2 honours degree in any subject.

What you'll be doing

As a graduate, your 2 year development programme will be made up of 4 x 6-month placement rotations. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career.

We also understand that everyone's career is different, so every graduate's journey is unique. Here's an idea of what yours could look like:

Year 1

Placement 1 - P&C Facilities management - 6 months

Working in the Utilities Team on Pre-Procurement and Early Market Engagement activities for such things as power purchase agreements or waste heat procurement activities.

Placement 2 - P&C Capability & Support Management - 6 months

Working with the Supplier Relationship Management Team developing post contract management and key stakeholder engagement to drive Strategy, Innovation, Planning and Efficiency across P&C.

Year 2

Placement 3 - P&C Tech and Data - 6 months

Work on revenue collection and associated agreements of future bus systems such as iBus 2, Health & Safety Passport Systems or on a Core IM Contract.

Placement 4 - P&C Capital Highways - 6 months

Contract management of surface transport such as Cycle Hire, Road User Charging, Taxi & Private Hire and Woolwich Ferry, and supporting the procurement of other contracts and services.

You'll be encouraged to gain well-rounded experience across all of the P&C departments, with support and guidance from your sponsor and scheme leader who will help you in identifying the most suitable placements for you as an individual. Graduates are encouraged to tailor the scheme to suit them and seek placement opportunities with senior managers within P&C.

Where this career can take you

At the end of your scheme, you'll have achieved a CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply and will roll-off into an Assistant Commercial Manager role in your desired part of the Commercial business area.

TfL will then continue to fund your sponsorship for an additional final year in order to complete the CIPS Level 6, making you a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS).

In 5 years, you can expect to have a well-established career as a Commercial Manager, with a succession plan to Senior or Lead Commercial Manager.