XPO Logistics
graduate scheme
Expires9 days

Operational Graduate Programme

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Let’s face it, 2020 was a tough year when it comes to developing careers, holidaying abroad, eating out and getting your hair done was non existent. Let’s hope the second half of 2021 will be bigger and better than ever. With the shops and restaurants opening their doors, hair and beauty salons welcoming us back, we’re really pleased to be offering you an opportunity to enter the world of supply chain and logistics on our graduate programme.

You’ll see loads of graduate schemes available, so why would you choose us?

With the effects of the last year, the world is changing in supply chain and logistics and you can be part of this exciting journey. We’re buying more online so our e-commerce operations are super busy and we are changing the way we buy food so we’re reacting to this and ensuring that we are consistently at the forefront of the markets, hence the contracts that we are winning.

You could be part of this – exciting right? We’re keen to find keen, driven graduates to join us for our September intake. If you are looking for endless opportunities with a global logistics company where we really live by the ethos of ‘you grow, we grow’ then get cracking on finalising your CV and cover letter – we want to hear from you. People are at the heart of what we do so you’ll need to be dedicated, driven and up for a challenge. With the two-year programme broken down into three placements across the UK, you’ll cover a variety of areas including warehousing, transport and projects. This will ensure you gain a full-rounded view of our business and allow you to build key contacts that will enable you to gain a full-time role at the end of your programme. We just ask that you are mobile and can move around the UK to maximise your opportunities to succeed.

As an ever-growing business, you may have seen one of our hundreds of sites dotted around the UK. We work with customers such as ASOS, Iceland, M&S, Tescos, Missguided, Arla Foods, Ford and Beauty Bay – to name only a few. So be prepared to see the diversity of roles and contracts we have at XPO.

With a huge focus on your development, you’ll be given the opportunity to complete your IOSH (Health & Safety qualification), Transport Manager CPC (a qualification that allows you to run a transport operation) and the CMI Level 3 in Leadership & Management (a fully recognised qualification to help you become an outstanding leader). Not only all of that, we have our own learning management system called XPO University which will support your ongoing development. We do lots of exciting stuff along side our hard work and our current graduates have just completed an online escape room and we have some exciting face to face events to come.

You will be given responsibility from day one along with an amazing support network of colleagues and senior managers - some of whom also came through the same scheme! Even the MD of our Transport Solutions business came through our graduate scheme! Your salary will start at £25,000 per annum and will rise to £26,000 per annum after the successful completion of year one.

We do need you to be open to moving around the UK and we pay and cover your accommodation costs for your first two weeks of each placement whilst you find your feet. Our graduate manager, Amee is always on hand to offer advice through regular one-to-ones, graduate webinars and tailored development events, which are lots of fun. The team ensure you are getting the most out of all your placements while guiding you through your XPO journey.

If you’re looking for a career (and not just a job) which will challenge but also reward you, why wait? Click to apply now.

What we are looking for

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

UK wide

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 24 June 2021

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Closing date:  24 June 2021

Expires9 days

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