Graduate Job
Graduate Buyer - 2017
at Balfour Beatty

Employer: Balfour Beatty

About the role

Our Graduate Buyers follow a training programme and work towards achieving chartered status with CIPS. 

Having recently undergone a Procurement and Supply Chain transformation, we are looking for ambitious individuals to carry out the procurement process for bespoke procurement requirements in accordance with our procurement & supply chain management strategy.

The role will be fast paced and time sensitive, reflective of the company’s project based nature. This is a great opportunity for highly motivated graduate who wants to progress within the construction industry.

The scheme will be over two years. The first year will involve 6 months in an indirect category followed by 6 months in a Strategic Business Unit. The second year will involve 6 months in a non-procurement role followed by another 6 months back in a procurement position.

What you'll be doing

Over the two year development programme, you’ll undertake a number of placements that will give you a taste of different business areas with each one offering an insight into the people, processes and technology that are transforming our business. Each placement will have real responsibility, a personal mentor and support for professional qualifications and membership to get your career off to a great start.

Our programme recognises the importance of giving meaningful and challenging work, so you can expect to be immersed in real activities and given responsibilities from the outset. 
You will have the opportunity to work on live projects and to learn from a host of experienced and talented managers. You'll be invited to attend Group graduate-based events which will provide you with an opportunity to network with your peers and share best practice.

Who we're looking for

What we’re looking for

  • A flexible approach to work (you may be required to relocate, as part of your training)
  • A team-focus with the ability to interact with a wide variety of people at all levels
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative

Why work for us

About us

We are the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change people’s lives and communities for the better and you’ll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like schools and hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best graduates to come and join our ever changing business.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Graduate and what’s involved in the scheme visit the website and view the profiles of our current graduates across the Group.

Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People (“Two Ticks”) symbol and are a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

Essential Information


We offer a competitive salary, the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme, flexible benefits package and a company car if applicable to the role. Your professional institution fees will be covered.
28 February 2017
UK Wide

Job Type:

Full Time (Graduate Job)

Qualifications Required:

• Minimum 2:1 degree in a business/supply chain field. • Ideally, experience in an construction/engineering environment.

Application Process:

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Contact Details

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