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Graduate Job Graduate Programme

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Discovery
Reference: J002276
Salary: £28500  

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Our business is built upon our relationships with each other, our customers and our communities and by joining our graduate programme you’ll support us in achieving our purpose to ‘Create a world without waste to preserve our planet’. To accomplish this we band together to create an environment where individual strengths are leveraged and different perspectives are embraced so all our employees feel that their efforts make a difference.  We empower our employees to make the tough choices and accept and expect accountability.  We consistently look to stay ahead of the curve and thereby encourage creative thinking, challenge existing traditions and aim to exceed our customer expectations.  We care like a family but act like a community, inspiring others with passion to lead by example and with consistency. We also celebrate individual accomplishments, smile and have fun along the way.

About us

Sims Metal Management (SMM) is a global leader in metal and electronics recycling and an emerging leader in the municipal recycling and renewable energy industries. We have built up over 100 years expertise in metals recycling and can lead the way in technology development to achieve higher recycling and recovery rates.  With more than 250 facilities and operations in 18 countries, SMM plays an intrinsic role in the circular economy by making resources available for future use. As a responsible corporate citizen, we continuously seek new ways to broaden our participation in the environmental sector.

What you’ll be doing

The Graduate Development Programme has two paths: Operations or Engineering. In this structured, rotational development programme, you will be exposed to all aspects of the metals recycling industry that relate to the path you choose.

Across both paths you will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas and be empowered to make value-based decisions as you immerse yourself in a variety of capital projects, new equipment installation/commissioning and continuous/process improvement initiatives across our UK operations.

Through these projects/rotations, you will gain exposure to, and knowledge about, the various functional departments within SMM, such as engineering, production, logistics, safety and finance. This integrated approach will provide diverse experiences across the work environments at SMM, including significant time working outside with the operational teams and developing experience through proximity to our complex processing equipment.

Towards the end of your programme you will be supported in your first leadership role, where you will build on what you’ve learnt and discover how to lead a team. After completing the programme, you will commence a challenging yet rewarding role, where you will continue to be prepared for future leadership roles within the business that allow you to contribute to Sims success while continuing to grow professionally.

What you’ll need

To be successful in this challenging position you will:

  • Have or be on course to achieve a 2:1 or above in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical), Economics, Manufacturing, Logistics or Operations management.
  • Be able to effectively communicate in English
  • Be a self-starter; able to work independently, accept and expect accountability; open to learning and highly motivated.
  • Know how to earn trust, inspire respect and communicate.
  • Have an inquiring mind; resourceful approach and contribute new ideas.
  • Leverage the strength of a team whilst embracing different perspectives.
  • Have excellent customer service skills complimented by your keen eye for detail and a never-ending commitment to delivering results.

You will be assigned to a primary location but; flexibility is important, as you’ll be expected to be geographically mobile as you could be assigned to different locations globally for special projects.

What you’ll get

Whilst participating in the Graduate Development programme, you will be paired with a mentor who will provide you with insight, knowledge, support and guidance.  You will also receive interactive, hands-on training, as well as a series of blended learning modules that will help develop and strengthen your professional knowledge and skills.

Your hard work and contribution will be recognised with a competitive salary of around £28,500pa, plus a joining bonus of £2,000 on successful completion of probationary period.

Sims is not currently hiring individuals for this position who, now or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status.

Sims Metal Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.


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You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing us. All applications will be processed through Discovery, the retained managing consultants. Due to high volumes of applications, only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews.

Location: UK locations

Recruiter Details

0121 665 4060

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