Apprentice Buyer, Harlow, Essex, UK

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Harlow, Essex, UK

Job Title: Apprentice Buyer

Start Date: The role starts February 2023.  Level 4 CIPS course starts August 2023

Apprentice Level & Course: CIPS Level 4 completed over 22 months from August 2023.

Duration: Permanent role. 

Location:  Harlow (Hybrid working including study time).

Travel:  Occasional travel to Harlow and London for work and college course as per business requirements.  There may also be occasional travel to our other UK offices e.g. Glenrothes as per business requirement.

Summary of role:

Raytheon UK is looking for an individual with the desire to learn and enthusiasm to join our Supply Chain team as an Apprentice Buyer.  This is a challenging role which will be highly rewarding and will launch a Supply Chain career. The successful candidate will be assigned a permanent role and will work hybrid/remote at our Harlow facility.  However, visits to other Raytheon UK sites may be required.

As an apprentice you will be fully supported to obtain a Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply level 4 qualification over 22 months.  This course requires 6hrs per week to study for the duration of the CIPS programme.  Through a combination of work based projects and virtual study the successful candidate will obtain the CIPS level 4. The course will require independent study including online learning, reading and assessments.

The Apprentice Role:

During the apprenticeship the successful candidate will:

Develop knowledge, understanding and skills related to the principles and practices of supply chain
Develop communication, interpersonal skills and time management
Use understanding and analysis to solve problems
Gain an understanding of procurement requirements relevant to the role

The apprentice will report into the Indirect Procurement Manager with daily supervision provided across the members of our Indirect Supply Chain team and will be involved in a wide range of matters supporting the wider business including:

Sources, negotiates, awards and documents purchase of materials, services, and supplies
Performs or supports cost and price analysis, develops negotiation strategies, and conducts negotiations in order to create value for money outcomes for procuring goods and services
Support Supply Chain bid/proposal activities for pursuits.
Utilizes source selection techniques (best value, Total Cost of Ownership etc.), performs cost analyses, conducts negotiations, and identifies supplier risks and opportunities.
Ensures that requirements (prime contract, quality, terms and conditions) are properly communicated to suppliers.
Manages supplier performance to cost, schedule and quality requirements.
Interfaces with internal and supplier cross-functional organizations. 
Executes to customer requirements including government regulations, public law and Raytheon policies and procedures.
Continually assesses and promotes sustainable and responsible procurement, including social, cultural and diversity values in the organisation and throughout the supply chain
Participates in supplier assessments and supplier development activity teams, including the administration of appropriate due diligence activity

Throughout the apprenticeship the successful candidate will have responsibility for their own work which will align to the requirements of the course.  In addition, the apprentice will support the wider members of the team on more complex requirements.  The apprentice will be part of a network of apprentices and graduates across the business with access to training, networking opportunities and business exposure.  

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to join the Supply Chain team as a qualified procurement professional. There will then be potential opportunities for rotation within different Supply Chain roles.

Candidate Requirements:


Minimum GCSEs Grades A*-C/ 9-4 (or Level 2 certificates) or equivalent in Maths and English.
Applicants should be able to successfully achieve UK MoD SC security clearance.
IT skills such as MS Word, Email, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook


A Levels including a Business related subject
Interest in defence and aerospace industry
Flexible and positive attitude
Able to perform effectively in a multi-functional team
Experience of problem solving and dispute resolution

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester and a presence across customer sites together with remote working practices. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs over 2,000 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across its core mission areas Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business.

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. It’s 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join.  Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

25 days holiday (increasing to 27 days) + statutory public holidays.
Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution).
6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’.
Flexible Benefits scheme.
Discretionary Bonus scheme.
Enhanced family friendly policies.
37hr standard working week, with an early finish on Fridays whilst operating a ‘Hybrid Working Model’*
Canteen facilities are available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites. Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).

* Our Hybrid Working Model supports flexible working arrangements on a formal or informal arrangement, considering both location and/or working hours, subject to business and customer needs.  Please highlight any flexible requirements to our Recruitment team to explore the opportunities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Raytheon UK, we’re committed to be building a workforce that represents the true diversity of Britain where all of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver the best work of their lives. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer who selects the very best candidates for the job. We truly value the diversity of our workforce work hard to create an inclusive environment where our colleagues can bring the unique skills, experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow our business, create innovative solutions and develop our people.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) act as the eyes and ears into the community they represent and support us in building a truly inclusive business. Our ERGs are open to all colleagues, regardless of background, and include: Raytheon Women’s Network, RayPride, Young Employees Success Network, Raytheon Veterans Network, Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities and RayBAME.

We’re also delighted to have been recognised as a Gold Award Employer as part of the HM’s Armed Forces Covenant and the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index as a ‘best place to work for LGBTQ Equality’.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other characteristic.

If you need us to make any adjustments to support you during our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to help.

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