Supply Chain Research Assistant - Internship Vacancy

We are SITU, an award-winning global supplier of serviced accommodation based at our head office in Exeter in the UK.

Purpose of Role

Working closely with the Supply Chain team, the researcher will carry out research projects which assist in the ongoing development of the supply chain growth at SITU, via desk research of new suppliers globally in-line with the wider business objectives. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Main duties including supporting the Supply Chain Manager and Supplier Account Managers in the collation of data for regular reporting purposes, uploading new supplier details as provided and directed by the Supply Chain team and accurate uploading of legal compliance documents.

Training and Development opportunities

The researcher will work closely with the Supply Chain Manager and Supplier Account Manager and on the job training will be provided.

Level of Support

Working as part of a small team the successful candidate will be supported throughout every stage of their internship by their line manager.  This will be formalised with weekly team meetings.

Other Benefits, Rewards and Recognition

In exchange for hard work and dedication, SITU offers an excellent working environment in a contemporary, recently refurbished office. 

Our happy office of 30 employees regularly socialise together and enjoy team events and nights out.

We also enjoy pay day lunches, free monthly well-being sessions and discounts on a range of high street stores, cinema tickets and gym memberships. 

We also offer a competitive salary, 28 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays and calculated pro-rata for part-time employees) and an additional day off for your birthday!


Candidates with information technology, English language and literature, hospitality and tourism management, travel and tourism diplomas would have very transferable skills.

Skills and Understanding

  • Interest in English Language and website content, imagery editing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Exceptional attention-to-detail
  • Confident and efficient in the use of software packages such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Flexible approach, to be able to work reactively to the day-to-day business needs
  • Practical and organised, with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Behavioural Characteristics/ Personal Qualities and Attributes

The successful candidate must be reliable, helpful, friendly and polite. Must be willing to learn new skills and display a positive attitude. Needs to be a team player, with the ability to recognise and carry out their role as part of a small team

Other Requirements

Student at the University of Exeter

Right to work in the UK for the duration of the internship.


Job Title: Supply Chain Research Assistant - Internship Vacancy

Core Hours: 8.45am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday, Working the equivalent of two days a week

Start Date: Immediate

Location: SITU Head Office, Exeter
Unit 3, Ulysses House,
Ulysses Park,
Heron Rd, Exeter EX2 7PH


To become a valued part of our dynamic and friendly team please send us your CV and covering letter to