Trainee Buyer


22,000 - 23,000 per annum

Closes 28/06/2024

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Trainee Buyer 

We have an exciting opportunity to welcome a Trainee Buyer to our eastern team based in Normanton, West Yorkshire. The role will support the Rail England division to source and procure goods and services for a wide range of civils projects as part of a knowledgeable and engaging procurement team.

The ideal candidate will be keen to learn and develop new skills, be an analytical thinker and have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build good relationships with site teams and the supply chain.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist the Regional Buyer to procure materials and resources on time and budget to the right quantity and specification standards.
  • Establish, maintain and develop relationships with our supply chain.
  • Providing support to the wider Procurement teams.
  • Opportunity to develop a career in Procurement through CIPS qualifications.


Annual salary - £22,000 - £23,000 per annum.

Company pension scheme.

26 days annual leave per annum.

Training and development opportunities. 

Health and wellbeing support to keep you fit and well - inside and outside of work. 

Our agile working policy allows for a mixture of office and home working, and flexible working arrangements are available so that our people are engaged to give their best.

We care about our communities too and offer our employees two paid for volunteering days each year to spend as a team or individually.

Why Story Contracting?

Story Contracting is a privately-owned, award-winning, financially secure and agile company with a wide range of public, private and third sector clients who enjoy working with our talented and committed team. Our track record for delivery on time and to budget, safely and reliably, has led to repeat business from our clients, which is reflected in our motto of ‘Do It Right!’


Our values are at the heart of everything we do - the way we work and the behaviours we display. We believe that this is what makes Story Contracting and our people exceptional.

GROUNDED - Everyone is equal at Story. We are down to earth and treat each other with respect.
HARDWORKING - We all pull our weight and work hard for each other.
PROUD - We are proud of our safety, our projects, our people, our clients and the success we create together. 
FAMILY - We nurture, train, develop and keep our people safe, just like a family. We are inclusive and do the right thing for the business and its people.
TRUSTED - What we say is what we do. Our clients, our people and our communities trust us to do it right.
WINNERS - We are hungry for success and want to be the best performing contractor for our clients, our people, and our communities.

We are proud to be a place where everyone can be part of the Story! 

Next steps

All applicants will receive careful consideration and as part of our pledge to eliminate discrimination and encourage diversity among our Story Team, Our ‘Every Story’ policy ensures all employees are a part of a diverse environment and always feel included.


Click apply now and start your Story. 


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