As part of the graduate scheme, I have been assigned to Procurement Contracts in the UK, working with colleagues from across Europe.
During my initial placement, I had the opportunity to work with both suppliers and internal customers regarding a cost reduction initiative. This involved both drafting and negotiating contracts. Since my initial placement I have been able to gain transnational business experience whilst working in Toulouse within the Strategy Department.
The main advantage of the scheme is that it provides you with the flexibility to shape your own career with the placements that you choose to undertake. The placements last between three and six months and this, therefore, provides a broader overview of the business in preparation for your final role at the end of the scheme.