Supply Chain Management Placement at NATS

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
17th December 2017
South East
Fareham, Hampshire
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Banking/Finance Business Intelligence Business Management Engineering Purchasing and Supply

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NATS Overall Rating

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About NATS

Nats is the leading Air Navigation Service Provider in the UK, providing air traffic control services for more than 6000 movements a day in the UK airspace and North Atlantic.

People working at NATS have long and rewarding careers. You can benefit from top of the range training and training facilities and advanced technology, along with a great benefits and an open collaborative working environment. We are also a friendly bunch, You can enjoy a wide variety of sports and social clubs, discounts on events ranging from air shows to theatre, and we encourage our people to network and get together whenever possible. There is even an on-site gym at our larger sites and subsidised canteen.

Supply Chain Management Placement

About the Team

Underpinning our objective to become a global leader in innovative air traffic solutions, the principal function of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) team is to continually enhance our end to end supply chains, procuring cost efficient, viable, risk managed and innovative solutions that deliver NATS strategy. The function adopts a category management approach to procurement in addition to an advanced Supplier Management and Partnership programme which underpins the delivery of projects and supports NATS’ ambitious growth agenda.

About the role

The role will offer broad commercial experience working in the day to day activities of the SCM team. In addition to undertaking some specific projects, the successful candidate will also be given regular responsibilities within the team; for example generating performance reports for senior management.

About the Candidate

Business, Finance or Engineering Related Degree Students.

Applicants should be studying for a degree with a specific focus on business, or finance where there is a strong commercial focus and be competent in MS Office applications together with the ability to utilise internet tools for research activities.

Personal qualities required include excellent literacy and numeracy skills, self-confidence, an enthusiastic and positive approach, and the ability to both work as part of a team and to communicate effectively at all levels. The candidate should be well organised, self-motivated and able to take responsibility for their own workload including planning and prioritising to meet deadlines.


Although no specific experience is required, applicants should provide details of any work experience to date, together with the relevant personal qualities they have developed through extra-curricular activities.

How to apply:

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button below.

In order to apply for the role, click on the Apply link below. Your application needs to include your CV and a covering letter which must include answers to the following questions:

    1. Please describe the role you think Supply Chain Management plays in NATS. 

    2. Please describe where you have analysed information and data, including the tools and techniques you have used.

    3. Please give an example of a time you worked as part of a team? This should include your role within the team, how you personally contributed to the success of the team, any problems the team faced and how these were overcome?

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