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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’re ready to look for graduate vacancies in logistics, supply chain or transport planning 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 can choose where you apply based on which ones you most like the sound of. It will also help you to tailor your application to each specific employer.

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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 our list of current vacancies for graduate jobs and internships.

Employers in the logistics sector

DHL is part of international postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL. It runs a 24-month supply chain and logistics programme that consists of two 12-month placements in different areas of the business.

Morrisons, the supermarket chain, offers a 12-month logistics programme where graduates are placed in one of their distribution centres and do an in-store placement. A 2.1 is needed to apply.

Unipart, a logistics, supply chain, manufacturing and consultancy, has headquarters in Oxford. It runs a couple of two-year graduate programmes. The broader leadership development programme is a combination of consultancy, operations, and management and commercial experience. There is also a specialised path in technology.

Employers offering graduate supply chain opportunities

Unilever is the massive consumer goods company behind brands such as Persil, Dove, Magnum and Flora. Its three-year leadership programme has a supply chain management stream that includes at least three placements. The application process includes an online application form, online tests (in the form of a game) and a selection day.

Tesco, the supermarket chain and general merchandise retailer, runs a supply chain 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 graduate programme in supply chain that may include an international placement.

Lidl, the supermarket chain, offers an intensive supply chain management graduate programme to graduates with a degree in any subject (numerate or business subjects are preferred).

BAE Systems is a defence and security company. It runs a procurement and supply chain graduate scheme.

Saint-Gobain manufactures and distributes construction materials. It offers a supply chain graduate programme.

Graduate transport planning employers

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.

AECOM is a global construction firm. It offers a transport planning graduate programme that is open to graduates with a degree in civil engineering, economics, geography or transport planning.

Atkins is a design, engineering and project management consultancy. It has a transport planning graduate programme that recruits graduates with degrees related to transport planning, civil engineering, maths and geography.

Jacobs is a construction services provider. It sometimes hires graduates to its transport planning team, for which they typically need a degree in a numerate subject and will work towards professional qualification.

Mott Macdonald, the management, engineering and development consultancy, runs a four-year transport planning graduate programme, which includes working towards professional chartership. It typically recruits graduates with a 2.1 or above in geography, maths, civil engineering or a transport-related degree.

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