Heathrow Airport

Procurement Future Leaders Programme

Take off into a career in Procurement

Heathrow is like a small city – fast moving, diverse, forward thinking – at the heart of the nation’s global connections, offering a world of opportunities. It takes great people and teamwork to welcome 200,000 passengers every day and to achieve our vision of providing the best airport service in the world.

On our Procurement (Finance) Future Leaders programme, you’ll learn what it takes for our diverse business to deliver annual revenues of almost £3bn. You’ll understand how we manage a cost base of over £1bn, working with internal business stakeholders and over 2,000 suppliers. Most importantly, you’ll see the part that our teams play in Heathrow’s growth – ensuring that we deliver a sustainable future through effective supply chain management, and collaborating with every corner of the business

At Heathrow, Procurement is about more than numbers. It’s about being influential, developing trusted relationships, and showing the world that we’re a responsible investment.

Boosting your development

You’ll experience an immersive two-year programme that develops your technical and leadership capability. You’ll be supported to complete a professional qualification that matches your career aspirations – CIPS or otherwise – and learn what it takes to manage our complex finance operation through placements that challenge you. You could be working with our airlines and regulators to agree our pricing strategy, negotiating critical high-value business partnerships or delivering the investment we need to realise our growth ambitions – the opportunities are almost endless.

As part of the Heathrow Future Leaders cohort, you’ll be building relationships across our organisation – with a network of colleagues from the frontline to the boardroom. Throughout the programme, you’ll work with a dedicated mentor and enjoy the support of a senior sponsor to help you build your network, challenge your thinking and unlock opportunities.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for graduates who are keen to develop a breadth of understanding of Procurement, who are passionate about completing their qualifications, and who aspire to be our Future Leaders. We’re looking to develop analytical graduates, with strong numerical ability, who are great communicators already and excited to learn about influencing and negotiating. Ultimately, we want to see your drive and ambition, your flair for problem solving and your commercial mindset.

From here, you can go anywhere

Where do you take your career next after completing the scheme? The possibilities are almost endless. You’ll be set up to take on a leadership role within our functions, perhaps through managing your own Procurement category. And you’ll be on the path to a senior leadership role at Heathrow – the sky’s the limit.

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