Purchasing touches on every area of our business so it’s no surprise that working in our Purchasing team comes with responsibility. The team manages cost, quality and risk and makes sure our suppliers can deliver everything we need today and in the future.
The programme takes 18 months and you’ll work your way around areas such as Operational, Strategic and New Product Introduction developing the knowledge and skills to communicate with suppliers. You’ll also spend a block of days with our dedicated training provider and 20% of your time will be spent doing off-the-job training working towards your apprenticeship qualification.
Our Purchasing Apprenticeship is designed to be the perfect combination of learning on the job from our experienced team and off the job through training. You’ll finish with a complete understanding of how Purchasing works across JCB and an industry recognised qualification, with the ability to progress on to higher levels.
We’re looking for someone with at least four GCSEs at C/4 or above including Maths and English. The key to Purchasing is communication so you’ll need to have strong interpersonal and communication skills. You’ll need a proactive and can-do attitude and the ability to problem solve. You’ll have good numeracy skills, a keen eye for detail and want to get results that are delivered on time.