Gist Limited is a supply chain company with a long history, spanning over 100 years. We work closely with our 3,000+ customers, which cover a wide range of commercial and industrial sectors, including some of the biggest names in food retail such as Marks & Spencer, Müller Milk, Starbucks and Eat.
We have one of the UK’s most extensive chill and perishable supply chains as well as a well-established, European network, specialising in horticulture and fresh produce logistics. We have recently moved into the US market with our first Washington State based distribution centre, delivering to Starbucks stores across the west coast of America, Hawaii, Alaska & Canada.
Our focus is on creating the right supply chain to suit each individual business, using our practical experience, industry knowledge and innovative use of technology to ensure that our customers get the most out of their supply chain – in warehousing, transport and network design.
Our employees are one of our greatest strengths. Their breadth of skills is unique in the supply chain industry. They have an ability to think differently and an aptitude for combining vision and practicality. We are looking for talented graduates, like you, to help Gist innovate and become the future of business logistics.
Our CEO, Martin Gwynn, began on our Management Trainee Scheme. He was promoted to CEO at 33 and continues to set the direction of the business today; ‘’The Gist Management Trainee Scheme gave me a great understanding of managing people and led me to a brilliant and successful career at Gist.’’
The Gist Management Trainee schemes are designed to create our future business leaders. We currently have two schemes available; the Operational Graduate Management Trainee Scheme, working within our Warehouses and Transport divisions, and the IT Graduate Management Trainee Scheme, working within our Head Office on IT Projects. No matter which scheme you are on, we offer a structured but uniquely tailored schedule of placements that support your individual progression and development. As you progress through the scheme, we ensure you are rewarded – by managing larger teams and taking on greater challenges, as well as through a progressive, competitive salary and benefits package.
You will be allocated a buddy a few months ahead of you joining, who will be a graduate from the site that you will join for your first placement, to help you get settled into life at Gist and the site. You will also be allocated a mentor from our senior management structure, who will be there to offer support and guidance on your career development for the duration of your time on the scheme.
We offer 3 Industrial Placement Schemes with 12 month placements in Operational Management, Consultancy or Human Resources to penultimate-year students looking for an industrial placement as part of their four or five year sandwich-degree course.
Each 12 month scheme offers a unique, hands-on experience of working at Gist. This is underpinned by a tailored shadowing and development scheme to allow you to get the most from your placement, whilst learning new skills in people management and business awareness.
It doesn’t stop there - if you have a successful year with us, you will have the opportunity to be fast-tracked onto one of our Graduate Management Trainee Schemes in either Human Resources or Operational Management.
For more information, please get in touch with our team via email.
Gist is a member of the Linde Group.
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