Graduate Opportunities

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We’re looking for outstanding graduates with an understanding of procurement and supply chain to begin their career with Barkers. We’re an award-winning, rapidly expanding consultancy based in the North West and can offer the following:


You can expect a competitive salary with annual pay rises and a bonus scheme based on formal appraisal.


We encourage flexible working with the opportunity to work from home and the office to suit your lifestyle.


Since we were formed in 2014 we’ve experienced growth each year, representing job security and providing career development opportunities for our team.


We’re a carbon neutral company and pledge that our permanent team will have the opportunity to be Carbon Literacy Trained within 6 months of joining the team.


We’re an ethical procurement consultancy that is big enough to make a difference but small enough to care. You’ll have the opportunity to work on fascinating assignments with FTSE 250 clients, supporting the transformation of their organisations and creating legacies that extend beyond our involvement. You’ll collaborate with highly-experienced professionals, developing your knowledge quickly and furthering your skillset. We encourage our clients to consider the social value impact of their procurement meaning your influence can also benefit local communities and beyond creating a greater sense of purpose.


You’ll be allocated a dedicated training budget each year with the opportunity to study for a CIPS qualification upon successful completion of one year working at Barkers.


We’re a proudly diverse workplace, recognising the contributions that we can all individually make to an organisation. We’re a registrant of the Ban the Box campaign, are Disability Confident committed and support the Armed Forces Covenant.


We’re based at Strawberry Fields Digital Hub, a modern facility with work stations for individual, group and dynamic work providing a simulating and flexible work environment.


We’re multi-award winners, recognised by organisations such as CIPS, BiTC and the Social Value Portal for our exceptional contribution to the profession and outstanding achievements, particularly within the social value space.


You’ll stay connected with the wider team through our monthly e-newsletters, live VLOGS, regular WhatsApp chat and face to face socials. We are a friendly and open team where feedback is welcomed and you are encouraged to contribute suggestions to further support the development of all aspects of the business.

Max Benton Black and W

Max Benton

"As a recent graduate, I was initially drawn to Barkers for their commitment to ESG, social value investment, and innovative approach to achieving responsible outcomes. Since joining, I've been impressed by the investment in employee professional development and the collaborative, inclusive culture. I've already had exciting project opportunities, collaborated with diverse organisations, and grown my skills. I highly recommend considering a role at Barkers for the chance to make a meaningful impact in a supportive, inclusive environment."

Luke Benson

Luke Benson

‘’I joined Barkers straight out of University and my experience over the last 2 years has been nothing but positive. The culture and the people are great, and employees are provided with unique growth and experience opportunities. Barkers place trust in their employees and this trust has helped me to grow significantly in my role in a relatively short period. With confidence, I would recommend working at Barkers’’

Kayleigh Delaney Black and W

Kayleigh Delaney

"My career at Barkers has been amazing so far, and it just keeps getting better! Every day has been different, which keeps things interesting and I’m fortunate enough to be part of a fantastic team who are always supportive and happy to help. Working on a number of different assignments and having the opportunity to liaise with multiple clients has also meant that I’ve learnt so much already!"

Be part of an award-winning team and start your career with us today

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