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Logistics, transport and supply chain
Graduate employers in logistics, supply chain and transport

Graduate employers in logistics, supply chain and transport planning

Thinking about a career in logistics, supply chain or transport planning? Here are some of the leading graduate employers in the field.

Whether you’ve always known that you’ve wanted to work in logistics, supply chain or transport planning or you’ve just arrived at the idea, you need to find out more about the graduate employers in the sector. Don’t forget to look at our employer hubs too – the employer-specific advice is designed to help you get hired.

There are more graduate employers in logistics, transport and supply chain than the ones listed below. One way you can find more is to look at current vacancies for graduate jobs and internships.

Employers in the logistics sector

DHL is part of international postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL. Graduates can be fast-tracked into a logistics management position after completing its 24-month operations programme. The programme consists of two 12-month placements in different areas of the business.

Morrisons, the food and grocery retailer, offers two-year graduate schemes in both logistics and supply chain. Applications for the 2016 programmes open in September for graduates with a 2.1 in any degree discipline and 280 UCAS points.

Unipart, a logistics, supply chain, manufacturing and consultancy company, has headquarters in Oxford. It runs a two-year graduate programme with a range of different streams. The broader leadership development programme is a blend of consultancy, operations, management and commercial experience and training. There are also specialised paths in IT and engineering. Applications open in autumn.

Damco is a freight forwarding and supply chain management provider. It runs an international graduate programme that lasts two years.

Employers offering graduate supply chain opportunities

Network Rail owns and operates Britain’s rail infrastructure. It runs, develops and maintains rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings and viaducts. Its supply chain graduate scheme is open to those with at least a 2.2 in any degree. Graduates on the programme will complete a series of placements over 18 months, which may involve travelling and working away from home.

Unilever is the consumer goods company behind brands such as Persil, Dove, Magnum and Flora. Its two-year supply chain management programme includes four rotations and offers graduates the opportunity to work internationally. The application process includes an online application form, online test, telephone interview and selection day.

Tesco, the grocery and general merchandise retailer, runs a distribution graduate programme that lasts 1–2 years and has a 2.1 entry requirement.

Kerry Group provides ingredients and solutions for the food, drink and pharmaceuticals industries. It runs a two-year graduate programme in supply-chain.

Graduate transport planning employers

Mott Macdonald, the management, engineering and development consultancy, runs a transport graduate programme. They typically recruit graduates with a 2.1 or above in geography, mathematics, transport planning, town planning and some other related disciplines. 

Arup is a firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists with 15 offices throughout the UK. It recruits graduates with relevant degrees for transport or town planning roles.

Transport for London is responsible for the day-to-day operation of London’s public transport network. It runs a two-year transport planning graduate scheme for those with a 2.1 in one of the specified subjects. Graduates on the scheme complete four placements which could cover areas including bus network development, capital projects and traffic design engineering.

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