UK Supply Chain Industrial Placement
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UK Supply Chain Industrial Placement

Kimberly Clark
Brighton and Hove · Kentand 1 other
Time left to apply
27 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

If you genuinely want to get your career off to a flying start and be part of a fast-paced global organisation, where you have the autonomy to make decisions, drive real business results, will be given opportunities to grow and be supported, then this is the right scheme for you.

The Supply Chain function underpins almost every aspect of our business from the purchase of raw materials to delivery of products to our customers and managing customer orders and deliveries, providing a wealth of placement opportunities. With the team spanning Europe, The Middle East and Africa, your projects will also have a distinct international flavour.

Kimberly-Clark is an innovative business looking for talented students to join our one year industrial placement programme based in Brighton, Reigate or Kings Hill.

The Industrial Placement:
You will take on a 12-month, structured programme in Supply Chain based at one of our UK offices.

We provide you with real responsibility, cross-functional projects, senior-level visibility, formal technical training and a real impact on important FMCG products.

Here’s what our past Supply Chain interns say about working with us:
“Kimberly-Clark's supply chain placement has been a great insight to what goes on behind the scenes in FMCG. My role has taught me multifunctional skills and gives me the opportunity to get noticed in a large company. I've been given a job that actually matters to business success so I feel valued for my work. Everyone is very friendly and approachable if I need help. All in all, a really brilliant place to work!” - Josh, Supply Chain IP 2015

At Kimberly-Clark we make sure each placement student has a comprehensive support network. We allocate a buddy – usually a graduate scheme predecessor and you will also be supported by a senior mentor for the duration of the programme.

Life after the Industrial Placement:
If you perform well during your 12-month placement with us, you will have the opportunity to join our Supply Chain Graduate Programme, starting once you have finished your degree.

This two year development programme provides an opportunity to work across multiple supply chain functions.

You will continue to receive ongoing support during your career at K-C and will be given opportunities to really push yourself and develop your true potential, to become a future Supply Chain Leader.

At Kimberly-Clark, we know how hard our undergraduates work and what a substantial contribution they make to our business and because of this, we offer the people who join us the following:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Relocation assistance
  • One–year structured training programme
  • A conditional offer to fast track onto our graduate programme (subject to performance) without need to re-apply
  • Opportunity to get fully involved in life at KC, and take part in community initiatives, sports and social clubs

You are also able to take advantage of our flexible benefits:

  • Holiday trading – ability to buy additional or sell excess holiday
  • Share purchase plan
  • Dental care plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Travel insurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • Health screening
  • Gym membership
  • Personal lease green car scheme
  • Personal mobile phone and iPad scheme
  • Shopping discount vouchers
  • Sabbatical bank

Company information

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. Kimberly-Clark hold number one or number two share positions in 80 countries and employs 42,500 employees.

That’s amazing! To think that what we do touches someone’s life every single day. And the products we produce really do make lives better. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this?

Person requirements

We’re committed to sourcing the best talent in the country. If you are a bright, ambitious undergraduate and have the following skills and experience, we want to hear from you!

  • Fluent in English - both verbal and written
  • Numerically-minded and comfortable working with data
  • An effective collaborator who likes to work with others to solve problems and drive results
  • Knowledge of a European language would be desirable
  • Influencing and communication skills; clearly conveying thoughts and ideas to others

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • Currently undertaking a Bachelor degree and are on track for a 2:1 or above

Accepted degree subjects





Brighton and Hove · Kent · Reigate

Contract and working hours

Fixed term

How to apply

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 13/02/2017