Do you want a job where:
- There’s always something going on?
- Things are always changing?
- You’re the backbone of the company?
- You learn about every area of the business?
In a company as big as BT, everything from an engineer’s screwdriver to a customer’s broadband router need to be in the right place at the right time. The supply chain team are there to make sure that happens – making sure every piece of equipment is in stock for when it’s needed, and getting it to where it needs to be.
On the BT supply chain apprenticeship, you could train to be a driver, make sure BT has enough kit, or make sure the right kit’s ready to go on time when it’s needed.
A BT apprenticeship lets you begin your career in supply chain through a paid job with training. You’ll be in charge of your own development, which means you can go as far as you want – you could even take on supervisor duties as you complete your apprenticeship.
"I never realised how much could go on in a supply chain. I’ve learnt about the different customers we have… I’ve definitely benefited from it because I’ve pushed for opportunities. I’ve actually learnt some supervisors roles."
—Joanna, supply chain apprentice
What will I do on a supply chain apprenticeship?
That’s up to you! There are three areas you can train in:
- Stock management: Providing phone, TV and internet services up and down the UK, plus tons of other services means lots of equipment is needed – not to mention kit for engineers, developers and everyone else in the BT team. In stock management, you’ll learn how to keep on top of this vast array of stash so things never run out!
- Warehouse: The next piece of the puzzle is finding the stock when it’s needed and making it’s on track for delivery, which brings us neatly to…
- Distribution: Wherever in the world it needs to be, the distribution team make sure the kit gets there by the next day. On this apprenticeship, you’ll train to drive a lorry and obtain your heavy-goods vehicle (HGV) licence.
What will I get?
- This is an advanced apprenticeship, meaning you’ll work towards a NVQ level 2 or level 3 – qualifications recognised by employers across the country.
- You could get one day out per week to work towards your apprenticeship.
- An apprenticeship is a job with training, so you’ll be paid while you train.
You’ll need a few qualifications for the apprenticeship:
- 4 GCSEs grade C+, including English language and maths.
- You must be eligible to work in the UK.
Most important are ambition and enthusiasm. Like Joanna, you could even start to take on supervisor duties during your apprenticeship. BT like people like this!
How do I apply?
BT are offering 12 different kinds of apprenticeships in 2017 (supply chain is just one of those areas). We’re guessing you picked this one because it sounds perfect for you – but check out the others before making your decision, because you can only apply for one.
- When you’re ready to apply, fill out the online application form on the BT website. Check out our advice on filling out application forms for help with this.
- If meet the requirements and put together a strong application, the be asked to complete an online test – and find out straight away whether you’ve got through to the next stage, which is…
- A video interview: You’ll meet some friendly interviewers, who will ask you why you’ve applied for a supply chain apprenticeship, and why you’d make an awesome hire!
- If you impress, you’ll be invited to an assessment centre at a location near you, which you’ll attend alongside other candidates.
Ready to apply?
Visit the BT website by clicking the button below to visit BT’s supply chain apprenticeship apprenticeship pages.