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Gist Limited

Updated: September, 2016

About Gist Limited

Gist Limited is a supply chain company with a long history, spanning over 100 years. We work closely with our 3,000+ customers, which cover a wide range of commercial and industrial sectors, including some of the biggest names in food retail such as Marks & Spencer Food, Starbucks and Eat.

We have one of the UK's most extensive chill and perishable supply chains as well as a well-established, European network, specialising in horticulture and fresh produce logistics. Our focus is on creating the right supply chain to suit each individual business, using our practical experience, industry knowledge and innovative use of technology to ensure that our customers get the most out of their supply chains in warehousing, transport and network design.

Our employees are one of our greatest strengths. Their breadth of skills is unique in the supply chain industry. They have an ability to think differently and an aptitude for combining vision and practicality. We are looking for talented graduates, like you, to help Gist innovate and become the future of business logistics.

Our CEO, Martin Gwynn, began on our Management Trainee Scheme. He was promoted to CEO at 33 and continues to set the direction of the business today; "The Gist Management Trainee Scheme gave me a great understanding of managing people and led me to a brilliant and successful career at Gist."

Graduate Schemes

The Gist Management Trainee schemes are designed to create our future business leaders. We currently have two schemes available; the Operational Graduate Management Trainee Scheme, working within our Warehouses and Transport divisions, and the IT Graduate Management Trainee Scheme, working within our Head Office on IT Projects. No matter which scheme you are on, we offer a structured but uniquely tailored schedule of placements that support your individual progression and development. As you progress through the scheme, we ensure you are rewarded by managing larger teams and taking on greater challenges, as well as through a progressive, competitive salary and benefits package.

You will be allocated a buddy a few months ahead of you joining, who will be a graduate from the site that you will join for your first placement, to help you get settled into life at Gist and the site. You will also be allocated a mentor from our senior management structure, who will be there to offer support and guidance on your career development for the duration of your time on the scheme.

Undergraduate Schemes

Our Industrial Placement Schemes offer 12 month placements in either Logistics Operations, Logistics Consultancy or Human Resources to penultimate year students looking for an industrial placement as part of their four or five year sandwich-degree course. Put your academic knowledge into context and be better prepared on graduation to kick-start your career in your chosen field.

Each 12 month scheme offers a unique, hands-on experience of working at Gist. This is underpinned by a tailored shadowing and development scheme to allow you to get the most from your placement, whilst learning new skills in people management and business awareness.

It doesn't stop there - if you have a successful year with us, you will have the opportunity to be fast-tracked onto one of our Graduate Management Trainee Schemes in either Human Resources or Operations.

For more information, please get in touch with our team

Gist is a member of the Linde Group.

Work sectors

transport and logistics


East Midlands, East of England, London, North East England, North West England, South East England, South West England, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber

Contact details

01256 891111
Crockford Lane
Chineham Business Park
RG24 8UB

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