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Career Prospects

8.3 / 10

(based on 12 ratings in 2016)

2016

"It very much depends on the site and contract you are on. As long as you work hard it's a meritocratic company and you will be promoted."
Graduate, Stoke on Trent
"At this company it's all about leveraging your own potential – you have to make your own opportunities. Nothing gets handed to you just because you are a graduate and this is really important to remember. Network, get yourself known in the business, research jobs and find a mentor. You will soon find yourself getting that next promotion. I have recently secured my permanent job from the grad scheme and can already see the promotion potential. If you speak to your manager and make it known what you hope to gain out of your career, they will be supportive of you."
Graduate, Staffordshire
"Decent possibilities for moving up if you are willing to relocate."
Graduate,
"Due to the sheer size of the organisation, you need to remain flexible about where you are located. Promotion is certainly possible for individuals with the right drive and mentality."
Graduate, Daventry
"Seeing former grads just a few years older than me in management positions is very encouraging."
Graduate, London
"The company knows it needs energetic individuals. So long as you put the effort in, the opportunity is there. Network and go out to look for the opportunities."
Graduate, Coventry
"So far it seems that this is very easy to do. If you're right for the role, you will be in with a good shot to go for it. I was promoted into a more senior role after just three months at DHL where I managed a team in the department. This was great for my development."
Graduate, Milton Keynes

2015

"Promotion is based primarily on merit and if you do a good job this will be recognised. Many former graduates have risen rapidly through the ranks. It is of course important to network and impress the right people in order to progress. Making your work visible to these key individuals is sure to get you noticed."
Graduate, Rugby
"The company is always growing so there are always opportunities. There is an element of luck and being in the right place at the right time however hard work and good performance will be quickly recognised and play the significant factor."
Experienced, Midlands
"I think once you have built enough experience in supply chain/logistics it is easy to move into promotions/management. Certain career paths e.g. in project management require certain training but if you express this interest it is unlikely that the business will not support you in this. I have also seen that it is common for managers to take "side-steps" in their career, to move into a different division or function in the business e.g. from Law to HR or Ops to Central Functions."
Graduate, Daventry
"I applied for a Commercial Manager role during my second placement thinking I wouldn't hear anything and ended up being offered the role! So the opportunities for promotion are there if you want them badly enough! The feedback from my interview was that I had the drive and want to succeed and that's what helped me be chosen for the role."
Graduate, Birmingham
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