Operations Management Industrial Placement at Gist Ltd

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
11th February 2019
Regions
Central London and City East Midlands East of England Greater London North East North West Scotland South East South West Wales West Midlands Yorkshire and Humberside
Town/City
Barnsley, Bedworth, Bristol, Carlisle, Chesterfield, Chineham, Crewe, Coventry, Cumbernauld, Enfield, Faversham, Hemel Foods, Hemel International, Hemel Maylands, Motherwell, Portbury, Spalding, Thatcham
Salary Band
£18,000 - £19,999
Salary
£19,000
Role May Involve
Business Management Consumer Products/FMCG Logistics and Operations Transportation

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“Most of this year I have learnt skills that I would easily say will stay with me as life skills, and the experience of working in this kind of business (logisitcs) really opens your eyes to so many different things that you may not have thought of before.…” - Read full review

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Operations Management Industrial Placement

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.

  • 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 1, working within the warehouse and transport divisions.
  • The environment is fast-paced and not your normal 9-5 and you will experience a full 24 hour operational cycle through various shifts and operational peaks, including Christmas.
  • You will therefore be required to work shifts, at points, on nights and over weekends in order to ensure that our operation continues to deliver for our customer. You could be in our fridges at 2am on a Saturday night ensuring that our customers are getting their product, or liaising with our drivers to make sure our vehicles are meeting deadlines, and have agreed routes around the UK that will reach our customers in good time.
  • You could be placed at any one of our UK sites and so geographic mobility is important, as well as the possession of a full driving license and a car.

You will gain opportunities throughout your placement year to gain further experience in some of the wider business functions. Eg: Business Solutions, Our Network Planning Centre or Global Freight.

We are looking for driven and engaging industrial placement students to join us.

  • You aim to be a senior leader in our business and constantly look to develop yourself on that journey.
  • You will thrive in a fast paced and challenging business which will see you succeed when pushed out of your comfort zone.
  • You are a credible, engaging and driven natural leader who is able to take a team on a journey with a shared goal.
  • You proactively look to transform, adapt and improve things around you. You want to exceed expectations.
  • Change isn’t a scary word for you. You thrive on new challenges, new people and pick things up quickly and effectively.
  • People are your focus and you roll your sleeves up when a team needs to come together.

About Gist

At Gist, we pride ourselves in transforming supply chains, with a proven track record spanning 50 years. Our vision is to be our customers’ first choice for logistics, innovation, excellence and partnership.

Gist’s unique proposition lies in our expertise in transforming large-scale end-to-end supply chains for our food retailer customers – from farm to factory, production to distribution centre and delivery to supermarket, convenience store or restaurant.

How to apply

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