Job Description

We are proud of the products and services we develop. We are equally as proud of the way we do business with the companies that contribute to invest in those products and services. And it is our Commercial team that makes the difference. Join us here and you will be making full use of your commercial aptitude and creative mind set as you help us to find and implement innovative new ways to do business. It is all about contract management - handling our contracts, looking at how we can maximise profits and minimise risk at every stage of the contract lifecycle, from inception and signature to on-going management, disputes and contract closure. As well as making a real contribution to real projects, you will share your ideas about how we can continually improve and deliver on our promise of being "trusted to deliver excellence" to our customers.

The Programme

We want to give you a strong sense of how our business works, so over a period of 12 to 18 months, you will undertake a series of placements exposing you to the different areas that the Commercial team supports. These placements will be tailored to your business area and will take you through the full contracting lifecycle, enabling you to expand your network within the company, and build on your development needs. The programme will give you a solid foundation of soft and technical skills which will help to kick-start your career when the graduate programme is complete. You will have a lot to take in, so you will be supported by a Graduate Development Consultant and Career Coach - and all of them will do all they can to ensure you get the most out of the programme.

What You Will Do

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to hone your commercial skills on real projects. You will be immersed in diverse business issues as you get involved in negotiating or drafting high value contracts, identifying risks, taking on bidding and business cases, and developing innovative and creative commercial solutions. You could be supporting internal engineering teams, navigating through complex intellectual property issues, handling financial modelling and pricing, or managing key strategic suppliers. Working face to face with exceptionally diverse customers, partners and suppliers across the world, you will develop your expertise through on the job learning and first class formal training.

What You Will Get

  • Salaries vary by location
  • Paid holiday, including bank holidays (pro rata)
  • International environment
  • Great support from managers and peers
  • Leisure and social activities
  • Other rewards and benefits vary by location

Requirements

We are looking for results driven and detail orientated graduates with an innate talent for business- you're ambitious, full of integrity and never afraid to make big decisions. We'll also want to see negotiation and relationship management skills, together with the ability to earn trust and inspire respect. In terms of your academic background, you will either have or be on course to achieve a 2:1 degree, or an equivalent qualification. Crucially, you'll have learned from a variety of life experiences, have broad life skills and know how to apply your common sense approach to everyday situations. This, together with a passion for the industry, proven business acumen, a demonstrated drive for results and a willingness to be globally mobile, will mark you out.

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