Industrial Placements Operations Management Industrial Placement Scheme

What are Industrial Placements?

Our Industrial Placement schemes are a year-long opportunity for penultimate-year university students as part of their four or five year sandwich-degree course. The scheme offers students the chance to gain a strong start to their career by gaining valuable work experience within a thriving, fast-paced business. 


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What will I be doing?

You will join as a Team Manager within one of our operational sites. As part of the wider site management team you will be responsible for managing a shift and a team of up to 30 people from day one.

Where will I be working?

• You will be based at any one of our sites across our UK network and must therefore be flexible with your location of employment for the duration of the placement.

• You will work within the warehouse or transport divisions of a depot throughout your time on the scheme, as well as gaining exposure to wider business functions. (E.g Network Planning Centre/ Global Freight)

• The environment is fast-paced and not your normal 9–5. You will be required to work shifts, nights and weekends in order to ensure that our operation continues to deliver for our customer.

What will I get out of it?

• The scheme has been designed to offer you a brilliant platform to start your career at Gist. With a similar level of responsibility as the first year of our graduate scheme, you will build people management skills, gain knowledge of our operation and develop yourself as a leader.

• Following a successful year with us, you could be offered to return on our Operations Management graduate scheme, with an 18 month accelerated programme, rather than the standard two years.

• Alongside your career, you will receive a great range of competitive benefits.


Interested in joining our Industrial Placement Scheme?

Have a look at the opportunites we have on offer right now.  

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