Graduate Programme

Job Details


UK National

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

21/03/2021 23:45

2021 Wincanton Graduate Programme

Who are Wincanton?

Wincanton is the largest British third-party logistics company, providing supply chain consultancy and solutions to some of the world’s most well-known brands. Wincanton employs approximately 19,000 people across more than 200 sites and have a 3,600-strong fleet of vehicle. We work with some of the UK’s best-known companies including ASDA, B&Q, Marks & Spencer, Nestle, Heinz, BAE Systems and  Howdens to name but a few.

Improved stock visibility and availability, reduction of lead times, collaborative warehousing and transport models, and an absolute commitment to continuous improvement, are just some of the reasons why many of our customer relationships extend to more than 20 years.

What do we do?

As a trusted and respected business partner, we strive for operational excellence in everything we do. We work hard to understand and respond to our customers’ needs, build long term relationships and use our skills and expertise to deliver a smarter, added value service, every day. We put our customers at the heart of everything we do, and our mission is to ‘make our customers' business better. Every day’.

Our Graduate Programme

You will be expected to contribute and have an impact from day one fulfilling “actual roles” within our busy operation rotating around the business to develop knowledge, skills and experience. You will be supported by a structured learning and development programme alongside relevant job-related training including completing a level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship programme in the first year.  You will have the opportunity to get involved in projects outside your area and will be fully immersed in the workings of the business, interacting with key decision makers whilst at the same time being coached and mentored by an experienced manager. In return, we require you to be eager to learn, keen to get ahead, ambitious, confident in challenging the ‘norm’ and be willing to experience different aspects of the business.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a thriving business and build a career that will enable you to achieve your potential.

What we’re looking for from you?

  • As a minimum, we require you to have a 2:1 or above in a graduate qualification or equivalent
  • Right to work in the UK until at least September 2023
  • Full Driving Licence by September 2021
  • Flexible approach to location (you will be expected to move around the UK for different placements)
  • The desire to take on real responsibility from day one
  • The drive and ambition to succeed in an exciting and challenging environment
  • A self-starter – who is both curious and enthusiastic
  • Innovative and creative (with high attention to detail and strong analytical skills)
  • Willingness to challenge the ‘status quo’ and able to present views convincingly in a clear and consistent manner
  • Get the bigger picture – and recognise the wider impact of decisions made
  • Enthusiasm to learn a broad range of skills and technical logistics capabilities over a short period of time

What you’ll gain

This is both a challenging and exciting programme in equal measures. Opportunities are available in different parts of the business, giving you invaluable industry experience. You will be offered on and off the job development opportunities to enable you to deliver a number of projects that will deliver tangible results to both the business and customers - and that will support your ambition to progress.

Wincanton has a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon, a pool of innovators and challengers. By integrating proven, best-in-class technologies into solutions for our clients, we can be sure we are offering cost-efficiency, visibility and speed to market across our customers' supply chains. How would you like to be part of that?

Benefits for you

We really value our people and offer a friendly working environment, a focus on developing your skills and a competitive salary. Benefits include a starting salary of £26,000 per annum, 25 days holiday (+8 days Bank Holiday), access to a company pension scheme with employer contributions and other optional schemes you may wish to join. We also offer a Welcome Bonus to help you out with relocation. These are just some of the reasons that make Wincanton a great place to work!


Selection Process

Our selection process is straight forward. You will be expected to complete an online application and if you meet all our entry criteria a member of our People team will contact you to book a video interview. If successful, you will be invited to one of our Assessment Centres. These will take place virtually on 9th December, 10th February and 31st March, please keep the dates free. You will only need to attend one of these dates.

Still not sure if this is for you? We will be hosting some Q&A webinars on 19th November, 14th January and 4th March. Have a look at our brochure to find out more about the programme and how to join one of the sessions

 If you feel that you have what it takes to support Wincanton in delivering the best service, we would love to hear from you.