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"There are long hours because of the level of responsibility given."
Procurement, Mid level, Enfield
"The businesses are not in great locations."
Graduate, Peterborough
"The pressure from the level of responsibility can sometimes be high and I can feel isolated with little graduate interaction in my office."
Procurement, Graduate, London
"I never felt like I had enough time to move and settle during placements (you're given two weeks, which is not enough time to find accommodation). I had one sit-down talk about my development during the whole graduate scheme and didn't get much constructive criticism during it."
Graduate, N/A
"Travelling to some of the graduate training events can be a bit of a challenge."
Graduate, Andover
"There's a lot of talent in the same pool so career progression can put people in a bottleneck."
Procurement, Graduate, Peterborough


"As you experience two different roles over the two years, they might not both suit you and your strengths. However, you do learn a lot from this."
"Doing short placements in different departments means I'm mainly on project work rather than day-to-day roles."
Supply Chain, Graduate, Manchester
"Locations can be far out from city centres. Some graduates should therefore expect long commutes."
Marketing, Graduate, London
"You often won't get new roles confirmed until a couple of months before the move. You'll need to be open to new locations and the opportunities available."
Graduate, Stevenage
"There can be lots of travelling and the work can be high pressure."
Midlevel, Maidenhead
"The graduate scheme is still relatively new (now in its eighth year) and is constantly evolving so it can feel like there's a lack of communication at times. I know some people have been affected by last minute changes."
Graduate, Home Counties
"The fast paced nature of the business can sometimes leave you very little time to plan things."
Graduate, London
"The quality of training and development."
Graduate, London
"There's a lack of direction because the scheme changes every year. This is often for the good but sometimes you can feel like a guinea pig."
Marketing, Entry level, London
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