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Launching your career at Gist

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What qualifications do I need to apply?

You need to have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, a bachelor's degree in any degree discipline by the time you start with us.

Can I apply to more than one programme in the same year?

All of our schemes are very different, therefore we would recommend researching which scheme you feel you would be best suited to before applying. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at graduates@gistworld.com and we will be happy to help.

Can I apply to the Gist Graduate Scheme if I graduated more than two years ago?

Yes you can, as long as you meet our entry requirements for the Graduate Scheme.

Can I apply if I haven’t graduated yet?

You can apply for our Graduate Schemes before you graduate, however you will need to have obtained your degree prior to joining us. We also offer Industrial Placement Schemes in Operations Management for those students whose universities have sandwich courses.

I do not have a driving license - can I still apply?

You can apply, but please be aware that you will need to possess a full UK driving license by the time you commence employment with us.

When does the Graduate Scheme start?

Our UK Graduate and Industrial Placement schemes start in September, so if you are applying to us in September 2018 then you would join us in September 2019.

What does the recruitment process look like?

Following application screening, you will be asked to partake in a competency-based video interview with a member of our HR team. If your video interview is successful, candidates applying to our Operations Management Scheme will then be invited to attend an insight day at one of our operational sites, which will involve a tour and a Question and Answer session with some of our current graduates. You will also have a competency-based interview with one of our operational managers. The final stage for all candidates is an assessment centre at our Head Office in Basingstoke, which will consist of speed interviews, a presentation and a group exercise.

Will I need to take any online tests as part of the selection process?

There are no online tests as part of our recruitment process.

What support do you offer for relocation?

We will provide accommodation for you in a hotel close to your site for up to two weeks prior to or from your start date at that site. We will also put you in touch with a Buddy before you join Gist, who will be a current graduate with experience of your site who can help to advise you on the best places to live.

Am I guaranteed a place on the Graduate Scheme if I have completed my Industrial Placement with Gist?

Similarly to the Graduate Scheme, we create a tailored development plan for our Industrial Placement students. We will make an informed decision as to whether our Graduate Scheme is suitable for an Industrial Placement student following regular performance reviews and discussions between the student, their Line Manager and the Graduate Recruitment and Development team.

What is the process for obtaining a role at Gist once I have completed the Graduate Scheme?

At Gist, we offer a tailored development programme throughout the scheme, including regular performance reviews with your line manager as well as aspirational discussions with the Graduate Recruitment and Development team. As you come to the end of the scheme, you will be given plenty of guidance and support around how best to continue to further your career with Gist.

What benefits will I receive whilst on the Industrial Placement scheme?

If you have a successful year with us, you will have the opportunity to be fast-tracked onto our Operations Management Scheme. Graduates who are returning Industrial Placements will undertake a shortened graduate scheme which is reduced in length from two years to eighteen months, enabling rapid progression within Gist.

You will receive a salary of £19,000 with 25 days holiday; there is also a discretionary performance-related bonus scheme, pension scheme and healthcare.

You will be allocated a buddy a few months before you start, to help you get settled into life at Gist. You will also be allocated a mentor from our senior management team who will be there to offer support and guidance on your career development within Gist.

We know that moving could be worrying and stressful– we give you time to find the right place and pay for up to two weeks in a hotel near your new site

Whether it’s personal or professional, the Employee Assistance Helpline offers counselling, financial and legal advice as well as an online health portal

  • 25 days holiday
  • Discretionary performance-related bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Healthcare
  • Gist 4 Me - offering great discounts across retail and leisure outlets 

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