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Supply Chain Management Graduate Development Programme

Take on mission-critical challenges. Help to deliver the very latest initiatives. Pioneer ground-breaking innovations. That’s the opportunity open to you when you join our Supply Chain Management Graduate Development Programme. Life in this business area is about delivering our customers’ engines and spare parts on time and at an optimum cost. With operations in 50 countries, a significant order book, and an ever-evolving chain of people, processes and suppliers, it’s a major undertaking to ensure that everything works together seamlessly and intelligently. It’s far from easy. But to you it will be an opportunity. 

The programme

Our Supply Chain Management Graduate Development Programme has been designed to give you exposure across the full supply chain. So over 20 months, you’ll complete a range of placements. Two of them will be core roles in materials resource planning control and supply chain development. You might also experience logistics, scheduling, inventory management, aftermarket or our Customer Operations Centre. All of which means you can expect to work with teams all over the business and make a difference to complex forecasting and planning projects. You’ll be guided by your graduate development consultant and career coach to complete your placements, which will be focused on rounding out your understanding and experience. And as well as receiving first-class training and support, you’ll learn from some of the most respected and highly qualified professionals in our business.

What you’ll do

As well as getting qualified in methodologies like Lean Six Sigma, you’ll work on real projects that will give you exposure across the full supply chain. You could find yourself taking responsibility for bringing in the right mix of materials at the right time, creating logistics plans for our repair network or owning the journey of a £200,000 part from one end of the value stream to the next. You’ll learn how to tackle bottlenecks, see how new products are put into production and develop an understanding of how everything we do is driven by our customers. All in all, it’s an amazing way to gain a strategic overview of our business and discover how different teams work together to deliver on a global scale. 

What you’ll need

We’re looking for analytically-driven graduates; people who are data and detail-orientated. You’ll have a good level of numeracy along with exceptional relationship management and leadership abilities – you’re someone who knows how to earn trust and inspire respect. Academically, you’ll either have or be on course for a 2:1 degree, or an equivalent qualification. Inquisitive and resourceful, you’ll never be short of ideas about how we can continually improve.

What you’ll get

  • Competitive salary 
  • Work towards professional membership of bodies such as CIPS or CILT
  • Bonus schemes
  • A competitive pension 
  • Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies and social activities 

Who we are

Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or supporting NASA missions on the edge of space, Rolls-Royce is all about innovation. We invest £1 billion every year into research and development, and file more patents annually than any other company in the UK. Working at Rolls-Royce means being part of a global team of 50,000 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in.

We recruit, select and develop our people on merit, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race/colour/nationality/ethnic or national origins, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation.

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