ARU Summer Internship Scheme – Procurement (Essex County Council)

Chelmsford
External Temp

Job Description

ARU Summer Internship Scheme – Procurement (Essex County Council)

Pay rate: £10.23ph
Location: remote working 
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week 
Term: 8-12 weeks
Start date: June 2021

The role

The successful candidate will be involved across 3 areas of the team splitting their time equally on:
  • Research for our Climate Action through Procurement Project – 
    • Looking into what other organisations are including in their procurement policies and processes to promote green and sustainability ambitions in both private and public sector.
  • Supporting our social value launch event w/c 19th July – 
    • Assisting with the events
    • Creating promotional materials
    • Devising creative content for our social value catalogue (case studies etc).
  • Research for a number of tech categories including AI and robotics to support the category management process.
 
This role would best suit a current undergraduate student.
 
Learning outcomes
By the end of this internship, the successful candidate can expect to benefit from the following learning outcomes:
  1. Understanding of the procurement category management process
  2. Research skills and how they are applied to business ambition
  3. Event planning and preparation

Person spec
  • Current student on a relevant course
  • Excellent analytical and research skills with the ability to quickly establish positive working relationships
  • Confident communicator able to converse with all levels of a business and its partners to present ideas in a persuasive manner
  • Previous experience assisting with events and creating promotional materials/creative content
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer user with excellent PowerPoint skills and experience of virtual meeting tools e.g. MS Teams
  • Self-starter able to work autonomously with initiative
  • Organised and efficient at prioritising own workload

To apply:  Please click the ‘apply’ button below ensuring you attach an up to date CV and short explanation as to why you are right for the role.

Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only respond to successful candidates.

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