Graduate scheme

Yorkshire and the Humber

About IPL

We are one of the largest privately owned food processing businesses in the UK and we have thousands of colleagues based across multiple sites. We are a vertically integrated subsidiary of ASDA, supplying only ASDA with a wide range of products from fruit & vegetables to wine and cooked meat. We control the whole supply chain: sourcing, shipping, packing and delivering product into ASDA - by removing intermediaries, we create value for ASDA customers.

Indeed, the ASDA customer is at the heart of everything we do. Our role is to improve the shopping experience of the ASDA customer by driving great value, quality and availability of our products to ensure that we are ASDA’s lowest cost and sustainable supply chain partner. Our sustainable sourcing model supports ASDA’s mission to help their customers to save money and live better lives.

The Finance Graduate Scheme

The objective of the IPL Finance Graduate Scheme is to develop exceptional graduates into rounded Finance professionals who will become our future leaders.

The 3-year scheme will maximise the breadth and depth of your learning whilst you are fully supported to achieve your CIMA professional qualification. Over the 3 years, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional experience during hands-on rotational placements in three different finance roles, which will challenge you with real responsibilities and accountabilities.

The placements will cover a diverse mix of Finance areas including Commercial Finance, Operations Finance, Financial Accounting & Control, and Financial Planning & Analysis. You will learn core Finance technical skills, as well as softer skills such as business partnering and effective communication.

Your CIMA studies will supplement your on-the-job learning, while time in stores and packing sites will help you to understand the impact of your work on the wider business, and how we contribute to helping ASDA customers to save money and live better.

The scheme is based at our Head Office in Normanton, West Yorkshire (approx. 10 miles outside of Leeds City Centre) and also offers hybrid working options. Normanton is the largest of our operational sites where we pack fresh fruit, salad and vegetables, but is also home to our support functions which include Buying, Logistics, IT, Finance and People.

What will you need?

We are looking for enthusiastic and innovative graduates who are eager to learn. You will also need to have:

  • Self-motivation and determination to succeed in a fast paced, agile environment where you will have real responsibilities from day 1
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the business
  • A strong commercial mind with a customer-focus mind-set
  • 1 or 1st degree in any discipline by September 2022 or within the last 3 years

What’s in it for you?

The scale and diversity of IPL will provide you with new skills, unique experiences and support from our talented colleagues to develop a career path that is right for you. No two days are ever the same and the environment is fast paced and challenging but also very rewarding.

You’ll receive a starting salary of £26,000 and have the opportunity to be rewarded in increments each year of the scheme dependant on study progression. In addition, you will also receive:

  • 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Life assurance (4x base salary)
  • 10% ASDA Discount (terms and conditions apply)
  • Health and Wellbeing Assistance Programme
  • Access to Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Casual Dress Code – You dress for you
  • Free Parking

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Yorkshire and the Humber

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