Purchasing Industrial Placement at Triumph Motorcycles

Where: England - West Midlands

Deadline: January 8, 2018

Type: Placement Year

About the Company:

First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 110 years of motorcycle manufacturing in 2012. For more than two decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance. Building around 60,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British Motorcycle Manufacturer and has over 750 Dealers across the world.

At the heart of Triumph’s philosophy is a commitment and passion to develop truly unique motorcycles that offer a blend of distinctive design, intuitive handling and performance to enjoy the perfect ride. This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the striking 2.3 litre Rocket III, the unmistakable Speed Triple, the TT winning SuperSports Daytona 675R, class defining Tiger 800, transcontinental Tiger Explorer and the iconic Triumph Bonneville family.

Triumph currently employs around 2000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Benelux, Brazil, India and Thailand, as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.

About the Programme:

Triumph are now recruiting for high calibre undergraduates for a twelve to fourteen month placement within our Supply Chain team commencing in summer 2018.

The opportunities within our Purchasing team which will both provide a global overview of Triumph and the opportunity to work on a number of complex and exciting projects. All of the work you will be involved in will be real everyday activities which will contribute to the overall success of the department and business as a whole.

From day one you will become an active team member. The role will cover numerous areas of Supply Chain Management providing a truly global overview of the business and allowing the candidates to work on a number of complex and exciting projects. Additional training will be provided where necessary to enhance the successful candidate’s skill sets. There will be opportunities to individually manage projects with support from other team members. This will be supplemented with regular day to day and monthly activities that will provide an opportunity to contribute to the overall success of the Triumph business.

You will be mentored by one of our Senior Buyers and report directly to our Purchasing Supervisors and Global Purchasing Manager.


We are looking for candidates who are expecting to achieve a 2:1 or a First Class Honours Degree in a business related subject.

Working at the forefront of such an exciting and fast-moving industry is challenging. The successful candidates will require a high level of self-motivation and good organisational skills. Initiative and problem solving skills will be key requirements in order to work successfully on both individual and team projects.

  • All applicants must have excellent communication skills, be able to convey ideas and solutions to a wide cross section of the organisation.
  • Competent use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and a willingness to learn new systems is also a requirement.
  • Preferred area of study would be Business related degree’s (for example Business Studies/Management) The recruitment process for this position will entail online testing followed by an interview with a presentation at our site in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
  • Please note that this role is only open to Undergraduates who need to undertake a year out in industry as part of their degree course.

Triumph offers a variety of competitive benefit schemes which can be utilised by all staff including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, a Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Free Parking, Subsidised Canteen etc.

Additionally, all staff have the opportunity to purchase motorcycles, clothing and accessories at a heavily discounted rate.

How to Apply:

Please apply via Triumph website: http://careers.triumph.co.uk/