The Gist Graduate and Industrial Placement schemes are designed for ambitious individuals who are serious about rapid career development. The schemes enable people to experience working for a wide range of our customers, whilst developing their business and people management skills within a structured development scheme.

Our schemes are critically important to Gist’s growth strategy, as their aim is to produce our managers of the future who will challenge the way we do things and help drive our business forward. A wide range of individuals are involved in ensuring our Industrial Placements and Graduates succeed; from management at the site through to Head Office, as well as the trainees themselves.

Our schemes

Human Resources Graduate

A number of placements over an 18 – 24 month period within our operational HR team, providing you with exposure to key projects and activities across our people agenda in order to develop you into a future HR Manager.

Applications are currently closed.

Project Management Graduate

A 3-year scheme designed to develop your project management skills. Working in the central Business Solutions department you will be responsible for supporting and delivering key business projects.

Applications are currently closed for this scheme. Applications will reopen in 2020, for a September 2021 start.

Operations Management Graduate

Gist is offering two placements over two years, which will give you exposure to the heart of our operation in Warehouse and Transport with the opportunity to experience our wider business functions.

Applications are currently closed.

Operations Management Industrial Placement

A well-structured 12-month scheme based at any of our UK depots with experience in Warehouse, Transport, as well as exposure to our wider business functions, such as Global Freight and our Network Planning Centre.

Applications are currently closed.


Vicky, Operations Management Graduate

Vicky, Operations Management Graduate
"From the day one of the Graduate scheme you're given lots of responsibility. The support given to you by the Early Talent team, your peers and your mentors is invaluable and they're able to guide you at every step of the way. Equally you're given plenty of opportunity to make your mistakes and learn from them - ultimately supporting your development."

Vicky - Operations Management Graduate


Reade, Operations Management Industrial Placement

Reade, Operations Management Graduate
"The broad experience I have gained has surpassed my expectations and is something I have truly relished. My daily role sees me manage a team of up to 40 people. Being a 20 year old student, this helped me to quickly and efficiently develop new skills and helped mould me into the confident manager I am today.

Reade - Operations Management Industrial Placement

Alice, Project Management Graduate

Alice, Project Management Graduate
"There are multiple opportunities to experience different parts of the organisation. From day one I was not only assisting on projects, but managing them. You won't just be placed in a corner expected to fetch the coffees! It's a fantastic level of responsibility in a supportive environment, you'll always have someone you can turn to for assistance."

Alice - Project Management Graduate


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