Kent Graduate Programme Procurement Trainee



Role Responsibility

This is a superb opportunity for commercially minded graduates to join our Procurement and Commercial Team and support us as we carry out procurement process projects throughout our organisation. You’ll participate in the programme for two years, completing a series of projects in order to obtain a broad range of experience, knowledge and skills. Projects will involve progressive responsibility and accountability and cover a wide range of areas including Growth and Communities, Environment and Waste, Highways and Transportation, Property, Facilities Management, Finance, HR and ICT.

The programme places a strong emphasis on personal and professional development, focusing on the knowledge, skills and attributes required by procurement professionals in the Council. You’ll have the opportunity to complete the internationally recognised Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Level 4 apprenticeship while building strong professional relationships with colleagues, team members and internal clients.

About You

To be a success in this role, you’ll have a 2:1 degree or its equivalent in any subject, good GCSE passes in Maths and English, and proven experience of delivering projects to tight deadlines. We’ll look for excellent teamworking, communication and problem-solving skills, while your confidence and motivation will allow you to deliver results in a fast-paced and complex working environment. A good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software is essential, and you should be ready to work effectively from home and travel into our offices when required.

At Kent County Council we have a number of values that enable us to build a flexible, compassionate, inclusive and empowering culture. We’re dedicated to working together as we deliver for the best interests of our county, and are focused on putting our residents, families and communities at the heart of decision making. If you believe in these values and are ready to make a positive contribution to our work, we want to hear from you.

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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Kent County Council

We are one of Kents largest employers and what we do affects all of our residents, visitors, businesses and workers. Our main objective is to enhance the quality of life for all of Kent's residents.

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