Whether you’re ready to look for logistics, supply chain and transport planning graduate vacancies or you’ve just arrived at the idea of a career in this area, you need to find out more about the graduate employers in the sector. Armed with knowledge on a range of employers, you’ll be able to make a well-informed decision when it comes to choosing the employers to apply to. It will also help you to tailor your application to each specific employer.
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Employers in the logistics sector
British Airways is the second largest airline in the UK. It offers a two-year logistics graduate programme, including a series of rotations. Graduates can choose to work in either the commercial or operational side of the business.
DCC is a company that specialises in providing sales, marketing and business support services to companies on an international scale. It offers a two-year rotational logistics graduate programme for candidates with a 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.
Morrisons is a UK supermarket chain. It runs a two-year logistics and supply chain graduate scheme in which graduates progress to the position of shift manager. A 2.2 undergraduate degree – in any degree subject – is required.
Royal Mail, the UK’s universal postal services provider, offers three logistics programmes that last for two years. These are in line haul, logistics processing and central postal control and special events. Applicants should have a 2.1 in any degree subject.
Employers offering graduate supply chain opportunities
DHL is part of international postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL. It runs five different supply chain programmes for graduates, including one in finance and a future leaders programme – aimed at developing management skills.
Associated British Foods is a group of food and ingredient companies. It runs an 18-month supply chain graduate scheme, in which graduates work for one of its eight businesses.
EDF Energy is an energy producer and supplier that runs a two-year supply chain graduate programme. Applicants need at least a 2.1 undergraduate degree or a 2.2 postgraduate degree in a subject related to business or economics. Graduates will work towards gaining a chartership with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
GSK is a pharmaceutical company that runs a three-year Future Leaders graduate programme in three different areas – business operations, research and development and manufacturing and supply.
Kerry Group provides ingredients and solutions for the food, drink and pharmaceuticals industries. It offers a supply chain graduate programme, as well as one in procurement. For both of these, a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree in a related discipline is needed.
Lidl, the supermarket chain, runs a two-year retail graduate management programme. During the first year, graduates experience work in three areas of the company: sales, logistics and supply chain. They then specialise in the second year. A 2.2 degree in any discipline is required.
Nestlé the global food and beverage company, runs a two-year supply chain graduate programme with rotations in different parts of the business.
Tesco, the supermarket chain, runs 18-month graduate programmes in procurement and distribution and fulfilment. A 2.2 in any degree subject is required for both.
Unilever is the massive consumer goods company behind brands such as Persil, Dove, Magnum and Flora. Its three-year graduate leadership programme has a supply chain and engineering stream.
Graduate transport planning employers
AECOM is a global construction firm. It offers a transportation engineering and planning graduate programme that is open to graduates with at least a 2.2 degree in a related discipline.
Mott Macdonald, the management, engineering and development consultancy, runs a three-year transport planning graduate programme, located in its Prague office. Graduates on this scheme can choose to work either in transport planning or transport modelling. Mott MacDonald requires applicants to have a degree in a related discipline.