Business Higher Apprenticeship – (Sourcing, Dowty)

by GE Aviation

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Job Details

30th June 2022
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5/6/7)
Business & Administration, Sales, Marketing & Procurement
Brockworth, Gloucester

Business Apprentice – Sourcing, Dowty

As a Procurement and Supply Chain Higher Apprentice your role can extend to a huge range of related commercial activity such as influencing policy, financial analysis, engaging in contract law, and developing strategy to deliver services.

This scheme will lead to a Commercial Procurement and Supply Chain (level 4) diploma. Achieving this apprenticeship will enable you to use your breadth and depth of experience to position yourself as a fully effective commercially skilled individual in procurement and supply. We will also provide you with on the job training and GE corporate training focusing on your soft skills.

During this three-year Higher Apprenticeship, you will be responsible for researching, sourcing, buying, and delivering every component and consumable that goes onto our products or supports our MRO facilities around the world. Moreover, this must all be delivered at the right time, for the right cost and to the right quality standards.

Come and join us in our new purpose-built factory at Gloucester Business Park.

Role Summary/Purpose

The purpose of this role is to support the Commodity Leaders and other members of the team with sourcing and procurement activities, liaising with other business functions on supplier queries, leading continuous improvement project initiatives and supporting system data housekeeping routines.


  • 4 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades C/4 or above
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Good team player
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good time management

Desired Characteristics

We’re looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn and give an Apprenticeship opportunity their all. You don’t need to know everything about your chosen area of work – we’ll train you and give you the qualifications you need to progress in a career in your chosen field. We only ask that you demonstrate interest, passion and commitment to what you want to do

Other desired characteristics include:

  • Business and commercial awareness
  • Integrity
  • Ability to deal effectively with demanding situations

At GE Aviation, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and cross-functionally with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. If you’re passionate about generating advances in aviation to solve some of the world’s toughest problems and are looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE Aviation as we rise to the challenge of building a world that works.

Total Reward

In addition to a competitive base salary, here at GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE, we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you can then tailor to meet your individual needs:

  • Non-contributory Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Private medical cover
  • 26 days holiday, with flexible option to buy or sell

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post.

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security.

About GE Aviation

At GE Aviation, we invent the future of flight, lift people up, and bring them home safely. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GE9X engines, driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, or unlocking new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to moving the aerospace industry forward.

Dowty Propellers is part of GE Aviation and is a world leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of electronically controlled, all-composite aircraft propeller systems. We provide solutions for the propulsion needs of today and tomorrow and the supporting supply chain is both global and diverse.

How to apply

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Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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