Purchase 24th June 2019
Crewe, GB
4d ago

Job reference no. : 14655


Our Work Experience programme aims to provide 14-19 year olds with the opportunity to experience the workplace for one week and explore future career options, enabling the student to develop both personally and professionally.

Key Responsibilities

The placement will be to join the Purchase department for one week to learn about why this is an integral function to the business and what type of skills you need to follow a career in Purchase and parts sourcing.

We are responsible for sourcing all the parts fitted to the vehicle. We negotiate contracts and work with suppliers on a daily basis.

The week long placement will comprise of

  • Joining a Commodity team for the week
  • An overview of business planning
  • General administration to support the buyers
  • Answering the telephone and taking messages
  • General maintenance of archive systems
  • Attending meetings and taking minutes
  • If successful, the dress code for this placement is smart business attire. Jeans and trainers are not permitted.

    The working hours for this placement are 8am until 5pm Monday - Thursday, and 8am until 12noon Friday. Successful candidates are expected to make their own way to work every day and remain punctual throughout the week.

    We want you to get the most out of your time at Bentley and when you start you will sit down with your placement manager and discuss your placement objectives -

    both business and personal. These can then be measured throughout the week, and discussed at your end of placement review.


    Applicants must be currently studying towards their GCSE’s or A Level’s / equivalent and must have obtained / be on track for at least A* -

    C grades / equivalent in all core subjects at GCSE level (Maths, Science, English).

    Please ensure that your qualifications including your current studies are listed in your CV.

    Previous Experience

    We understand that you may have limited work experience, but you should be mature, professional and eager to learn. Quality in our business is top priority and we need individuals who can demonstrate a high focus on quality and a right first time attitude.

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