Graduate Management Trainee Scheme

Discover more about our Graduate Management Trainee Scheme

What does the Graduate Management Trainee Scheme consist of?

  • The Scheme enables Graduates to develop the knowledge and experience needed to understand both the business, and that of its customers (some of the world leading Manufacturers) as quickly as possible.
  • This will allow you to develop a clear view on the different areas of a world leading manufacturing business in which you can expect to develop your career, be that Commercial such as Sales or Marketing, Operational such as Manufacturing or Supply Chain – or maybe something different altogether. 
  • The Scheme consists of 4 different placements, each of approximately 6 months, on different UK sites and in different areas of the business means that you will need to be both mobile and adaptable to make the most of this exciting opportunity.  
  • You will receive on and off the job training, mentoring and coaching, in a real life, challenging work setting, whilst making a recognisable contribution to the company.

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Take a look at what we offer

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    A starting salary of £27,400 per annum
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    Accommodation Allowance

    Up to £500 P/M Non Taxable Accommodation Allowance
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    25 Days Holiday + Public Holidays
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    Career Progression

    Accelerated Career Progression
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    Contributory Pension Scheme

What we’re looking for

  • 2:1 in any Degree discipline
  • Full UK Driving Licence 
  • Right to work in UK without Sponsorship
  • The kind of people who will be suited to these positions will be confident and ambitious, with a natural flair for building relationships at all levels of business and outstanding communication skills. 
  • They will be self-motivated, tenacious and resilient, and comfortable working both alone and as part of a team.  

Our recruitment process

  • Pack Testing


    Send us your latest CV along with a covering letter
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    Phone Call

    We'll have a short telephone interview
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    Face to Face

    We'll then have Face to Face Interview
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    Assessment Centre

    Take part in a one-day assessment centre

How to apply

Sorry the application period is now closed.  Please return back in Sept 2022.