Graduate employers in logistics, supply chain and transport planning
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.
Gist is a supply chain company. It runs a two-year logistics management scheme that consists of two placements.
Royal Mail, the UK’s universal postal services provider, has a two-year logistics graduate programme. Entry requirements include a 2.2 in any subject, though business- or logistics-related degrees are desirable.
Morrisons, the supermarket chain, offers a two-year 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. Previously it has run a couple of two-year graduate programmes. The broader leadership development programme has combined consultancy, operations, and management and commercial experience. There has also been a specialised path in technology.
Employers offering graduate supply chain opportunities
Associated British Foods is a group of food and ingredient companies. It has an 18-month supply chain graduate scheme that includes three placements.
BAE Systems is a defence and security company. It runs a procurement and supply chain graduate scheme.
EDF Energy is an energy producer and supplier that runs a two-year supply chain graduate programme. Applicants need at least a 2.1 in a subject related to business or supply chain and logistics.
GSK is a pharmaceutical company that runs a three-year supply chain graduate programme. You can apply with a 2.1 in any subject, though business-related degrees are desirable.
Jaguar Land Rover is an automotive manufacturing business and runs a supply chain graduate programme. Applicants need at least a 2.2 in a supply chain, business, maths or engineering subject.
Kerry Group provides ingredients and solutions for the food, drink and pharmaceuticals industries. It runs a graduate programme in supply chain that includethat has previously included an international placement.
Lidl, the supermarket chain, offers a logistics and supply chain graduate programme.
Marks & Spencer, the retailer, has a supply chain and logistics graduate programme that lasts two years.
Nestlé, the global food and beverage company, runs a two-year supply chain graduate programme.
Network Rail builds and maintains the UK’s rail infrastructure. Its supply chain management graduate scheme lasts 20 months and you can apply with a 2.2 in any subject.
Rolls-Royce, the engineering company specialising in aerospace, power systems, marine and nuclear, has a 20-month supply chain management graduate programme that leads to chartership.
Saint-Gobain manufactures and distributes construction materials. It offers a supply chain graduate programme.
Tesco, the supermarket chain and general merchandise retailer, runs a supply chain graduate programme that lasts two years and has a 2.1 entry requirement.
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 management stream that includes several placements.
Graduate transport planning employers
Arup is a firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists. 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, sciences, English, politics 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.
Mott Macdonald, the management, engineering and development consultancy, runs a 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 in a transport- or planning-related degree.