DFDS – Graduate Rotational Logistics Programme – £25k

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Have you recently graduated from university and looking for the opportunity to learn, grow and develop within an industry-leading business? If so, we are offering graduates the opportunity to complete a 2-year placement with ourselves which will be split between our logistics and shipping divisions across numerous locations in the UK & Ireland. With a current group turnover of £2bn, DFDS is one of the largest shipping & logistics leaders in Europe.
The Graduate Role
Over a two-year rotational programme starting February 2022, you will gain knowledge and experience to build your understanding of our business, our customers, and the wider industry. During your 24-month programme you will take part in 4 placements, these could be at any of our 20+ sites throughout the UK and Ireland so a willingness to travel and relocate is essential. You will be given a full location and training plan at the point of offer.
The programme consists of four six-month placements within multiple operational functions gaining experience within the following areas:

Sales account management
Transport planning co-ordination
Customer service
Data analysis
Project management

Within each team, a mentor will be assigned to support integration into the organisation and development of each graduate through the programme with the requirement to complete the following:

Be responsible for day to day activities in the role
Work on a key project
Write a report at the end of each placement with recommendations for improvement
Assist in the recruitment process for the next cohort of graduates

What you will need to be successful?
We look for more than just a degree. We look for ambitious people with the drive to succeed and enthusiasm to deliver customer excellence. You will be a motivated individual who can work in an ever-changing environment. You will be curious, adaptable, collaborative, analytical, commercially aware, and most of all you will be someone who can contribute and share best practice. You will have achieved a minimum of a 2:1 degree, and obtain a full UK driving license (or have a test booked).
What can we offer you?

25K starting salary, rising to £27K in the second year
Graduate mentor to support in your development
Opportunity to gain professional qualifications
Company discounts and free travel on ferries
Team social events
Full employee assistance programme (health and mental wellbeing)
Retail discounts

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