The largest British logistics business has launched a new
graduate scheme in the hope of attracting and developing new talent within the
The new scheme from Wincanton follows their commitment to
increasing engagement with graduates through participation in the NOVUS scheme
– a new initiative in higher education that aims to ensure there is enough
talent within the supply chain sector.
Wincanton boasts a number of high profile customers across a
range of sectors including retail, defence, construction and milk production,
which will provide graduates will unique insight into a variety of roles within
The programme will last two years and is designed to ensure
those taking part will work in a substantive role from day one, allowing them
to have a positive impact on the business.
Included in the scheme are placements up and down the UK,
and anyone holding a 2:1 degree in any subject is able to apply.
Intent on attracting
Previously, the industry has failed to fully stand-out to
graduates and now Wincanton are intent on attracting talent and providing them
with a clear pathway.
Jane Davies, Wincanton Group HR Director, said: “With our
new graduate scheme in place, combined with the NOVUS partnership, we are
changing the perception of the logistics sector and are finding that we are
able to attract new talent into our business.”
Wincanton has found great success through its partnership
with NOVUS, which offers degree courses at the University of Huddersfield that
focus on close collaboration with a number of leading names in retail and
NOVUS graduate James Fairhurst, who accepted his permanent
role with Wincanton following his graduation, said of his first six months:
“From day one I have been given the opportunity to get involved and learn a
huge amount. I’m pleased to be able to work for a company like Wincanton that
wants to actively invest in my continued development.”
For graduate schemes across a range of locations, visit Grad