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Graduate Traniee- Suttons Group

Graduate Traniee- Suttons Group

Posted 9 April by Discovery Easy Apply Ended

JOB TITLE: Graduate Trainee

COMPANY: Suttons Group

SALARY: £22,000 - £24,000 starting salary


The company: Suttons is an international bulk chemicals transport and logistics provider. Our strict quality standards and leading-edge asset management technology are applied throughout our UK and international business, meaning our customers receive the same first-class service from our teams across the globe. Suttons has been a transport and logistics provider for over 80 years. Throughout that time, we have grown and developed by constantly investing in people and assets to ensure that the services we provide respond to our customers’ requirements. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to logistics. We understand the complexities of supply chains and the care and attention to detail required. That’s why every single solution we provide to our customers is tailor made to help them achieve their business requirements. Our specialist logistics services cater for the entire supply chain and our UK and International office network means that we are always local and available to our customers.

Main purpose of the role: This two year graduate scheme will offer two 12-month rotations within both operational and commercial areas of the business. Trainees will take a 'bottom up’ approach to learning about the business and will gain real insight into a range of business functions, including: transporting bulk chemicals, freight, planning, customer service and supply chain. As part of this, you will spend time working within several different departments to find out how the organisation’s national and international divisions function. Each department offers you real responsibility from day one to further your development. You could be involved in the following areas:

  • Operations
  • Planning
  • Purchasing
  • Customer service
  • Business development and tendering Duties and responsibilities will also include:
  • Planning routes; assigning drivers and trucks to products and customers
  • Meeting customers face-to-face
  • People management
  • Learning and development

The individual: Academically, we are looking for CCC (or higher) at A-level, and a 2:1 degree (or higher) from any relevant degree background. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will also be:

  • A future leader
  • A self-starter
  • Analytical
  • Logical and discerning
  • Willing to learn
  • Career minded
  • Able to question effectively

Training & development: Investment in people development is a core principle in our culture, as we want to ensure that you can learn, grow and have a rewarding career with us. We are a business where our people make a massive difference every day. As well as bespoke, on-the-job development, you will also be offered the following learning and development opportunities:

  • National and international business exposure
  • Time at one of our international offices
  • A junior-middle management position after the first two years
  • Progression to more senior commercial or operational roles

In return for all your hard work, we will also take you through our management training programme, delivered by Discovery and accredited by the ILM.

Salary and benefits: At Suttons Group, we know how hard our employees work and what a substantial contribution they make to our business, which is why we offer the people who join us a very attractive package.

This includes:

  • £22,000 - £24,000 starting salary
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Career progression

Please apply now for immediate consideration. The Assessment Process will take place through April 2018, with the role starting in September 2018.


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Reference: 34855153

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