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Largest logistics business in Britain launches graduate scheme

Published: Friday, 10 February 2017   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The largest British logistics business has launched a new graduate scheme in the hope of attracting and developing new talent within the industry.

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 industry.

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 talent

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 logistics.

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.”

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