Graduate and Undergraduate careers at ESPO

Have you ever looked around you in wonder...
 
  • What happens to broken wheelie bins?
  • How does the company who clean my local hospital get to provide the service?
  • Who keeps my local library stocked with books?
  • How do I know my children’s schools meals are safe for them to eat?
  • Are all fire engines the same?

The answer to all of these questions leads back to procurement. At ESPO we do great procurement to make sure public money is being spent on the best possible solutions.
 
Take a look at our frameworks to see the range of products and services we procure. With procurement specialists buying an A to Z of products and services, there’s something for everyone. If you’re serious about procurement you should seriously consider joining ESPO.

Every year we appoint a number of Graduates to join us as Trainee Procurement Officers to start their career in procurement and to be sponsored to study for their Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Diploma.  We also employ a small number of work placement students, to spend a year working with one of our diverse teams, learning everything there is to know about public sector procurement. 

 

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for enthusiastic and ambitious graduates, who work well as part of a team; graduates with analytical minds, excellent interpersonal skills and a thirst to learn more about supply chains and procurement in the public sector.  If you’re looking to start a graduate career in procurement whilst studying for the professional Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) qualification or for a place to challenge and try out all the business skills you’ve learned about at University then ESPO is the place for you.
 
 

What we offer

We have modern, open plan offices with excellent transport links from many Midlands cities and a friendly and supportive workplace environment. We offer flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, a contributory pension scheme, training (including professional CIPS qualification) and the opportunity to develop your procurement career within ESPO.

 

Nikita
Work Placement

 

Ed
Procurement Officer

 

Ishi
Trainee Procurement Officer

 


 
 
Why ESPO? Hear from more staff about why they love working for us.

 

Opportunities available

To meet the growing demand for our services and to ensure we continue to put the customer at the heart of everything we do, we are keen to hear from anyone wishing to challenge themselves in a graduate procurement role or who is looking for a work placement opportunity; we regularly recruit to our teams.
 
If you are interested in any of our positions, please view our current opportunities on our careers homepage, or alternatively please email your CV and covering letter detailing what type of position you’re interested in and why, to communications@espo.org.

In this section

 

A-Z of products and services

E

is for...

Events security

I

is for...

Ironmongery

F

is for...

Fire extinguishers

L

is for...

Library books

B

is for...

Builders materials

J

is for...

Jigsaw blades

R

is for...

Rubber stamps

V

is for...

Voltage optimisation

A

is for...

Advertising

C

is for...

Consultancy Services

Y

is for...

Yoghurts

D

is for...

Document scanning

M

is for...

Mailroom equipment

O

is for...

Ovens

K

is for...

Kerbside recycling

S

is for...

Sandwiches

X

is for...

Xylophones

G

is for...

Grass seed

N

is for...

Networking equipment

Z

is for...

Zipped wallets

W

is for...

Water coolers

Q

is for...

Quadbikes (mowers)

U

is for...

Unleaded petrol

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