Iceland Industrial Placement Programme
There’s never been a better time to join Iceland on a 12-month Industrial Placement Programme as we were recently named Supermarket of the Year 2017 Grocer Gold Award, which is just one of a number of awards that highlight and celebrate our presence as one of the most innovative food retailers in the UK.
We’re changing the perceptions of UK shoppers on the nutritional value of food that’s been frozen at source. We call it the #PowerofFrozen and it has revitalised our industry and boosted Iceland’s profile higher than it’s ever been in our 47-year history.
We’re now searching for the best students to join us for a yearlong placement to spearhead a whole new generation of Iceland ideas, products, services and people in either Buying, Technical or within any of our General Business areas that could include Supply Chain, Finance, IT, Marketing or Operations.
We will mentor you throughout the year to support your development as well as giving you responsibility from day one to help make decisions that will shape the future of our business and allow you to put the theory you’ve learned at university into practice for the first time.
The yearlong placement programme in our Buying department is designed to give you an insight into the technical knowledge that you’ll require to become a superstar Buyer within the business. You will spend time with Buyers across a number of categories to build an understanding of the key principles of buying and gain market knowledge. Buying is the key to success in Iceland so you can expect challenges like no other, whether it’s assisting with supplier management, producing sales reports for categories and sharing in sales meetings or analysing sales profit and margin.
The Food Technical placement will involve spending a year within the Technical team working with all the product categories in Iceland. You will work with the Technical and Technologist team to give you an insight into the knowledge you’ll need to influence technical matters. You’ll build strong relationships with colleagues, suppliers, work cross-functionally and ensure a constant, shared commitment to food safety, legal compliance and quality. You’ll be able to work with suppliers to ensure that they deliver products that are right first time every time.
You will spend a year working closely with senior leaders getting to grips with the way we do things here. You could be based within any of our teams, which means, you could find yourself working in Supply Chain, Finance, IT, Marketing or Operations. What’s more; there will also be a chance for you to take on a project where you can show us what you’re truly made of and develop your skills in project management, communication and working with different stakeholders.
We’re looking for the very best candidates out there – plain and simple. You’ll need to have between 250-300 UCAS points and you should be on track for a 1st class or 2:1 (or equivalent) in a relevant degree discipline. Your industrial placement must be recognised or supported by your university.
Join us and you’ll be part of the unique Iceland family culture. It’s friendly, informal and dynamic – a place where professionalism and having fun go hand-in-hand. That’s why we’ve twice been voted the UK’s Best Big Company to work for.
If you’re looking to power up your career, you need the Power of Frozen. You need Iceland.
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