Make that first step towards a supply chain career
We have a number of programmes designed to grow a diverse talent pipeline and develop the future generation of Wincanton leaders and technical experts.
Our programmes range from regular weekend work to four year programmes, making them the perfect first step into a rewarding career in logistics, they include:
- Supply chain graduate programme
- Digital & technology graduate programme
- One year placement programme
- Apprenticeships & degree apprenticeship programmes
- Cygnets, part-time work for 16-18 year olds
Supply chain graduate programme
This two year programme is both a challenging and exciting in equal measures. Rotating across different parts of our operations gives you invaluable industry experience and development opportunities. You will learn all aspects of supply chain and be involved in exciting and meaningful projects that will help you decide the best pathway for your career.
We will provide a structured learning and development programme, mentoring and coaching from experienced leaders and opportunities for you to make mistakes, learn from them and develop your skills. In return, we require you to be eager to learn, keen to progress, ambitious, confident in challenging the ‘norm’ and be willing to experience different areas of the business.
Applications are now open and close on 10 March 2024
Digital & technology graduate programme
Technology is at the heart of British supply chains and innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We're looking for passionate individuals who will help Wincanton lead the way by creating, developing and operating technology and automation solutions.
This three year programme is perfect for you if you have a passion for all things digital and tech and enjoy getting stuck in. A brilliant opportunity to explore, learn and make an impact across various areas of the business in different roles as you explore multiple digital and tech specialism in your first two years; Automation and robotics, product development, IT, engineering and operations, whilst being supported by a structured learning and development programme.
During the first two years, alongside relevant job-related training, and career support, you will decide an appropriate “pathway” and undertake a relevant qualification or training before you move to your final one-year placement in that chosen field.
This is a brilliant opportunity to join a thriving business and build a career in a growing area of supply chain solutions that will enable you to achieve your potential. Read More
One year placement
We have an established one year placement programme that offers great experience and structured development. Fulfilling actual roles, you will have the opportunity to learn about the operations and work on specific projects that will support your learning goals and get you out in the real world of logistics. Many of our placement students return to Wincanton once they have completed their degree. Mentored by an experienced manager, you will be fully immersed in the workings of the business. In return, we require you to be eager to learn, keen to get ahead and willing to experience different aspects and areas of the business.
This one-year industry placement is the perfect complement to your university degree. Read More
Applications are now open and close 25 February 2024
Apprenticeships & Degree Apprenticeships
Our apprenticeship programme it’s a great opportunity to kick-start your career and earn whilst you learn. Our apprenticeships last for a minimum of 12 months and one day, up to 48 months, dependent on the type and level of apprenticeship you are looking for. There is also a 20% 'off the job' requirement, which includes training, one-to-one meetings, work-based projects and external applications. Read More
The best alternative to the university route, our earn as you learn programme, provides practical on the job training whilst completing a degree. The degree apprenticeship provides a great platform to kick-start your career and the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, using innovative approaches to develop your knowledge and skills and enhance the way we work. You’ll gain broad work experience and development opportunities, whilst working towards a professional qualification and earning a salary. Read More
Cygnets is our part-time work opportunity for students aged 16-18. With guaranteed minimum of 8 hours work a week on a day that suits you, you can balance your studies with part-time work. There is also the possibility of picking up extra hours during the week outside of school college hours and during the holidays.
When you finish school, your career with us doesn't have to end. Logistics is a fast-evolving industry that offers endless career opportunities. We also provide 70 different apprenticeship programmes, including degree apprenticeships. Yes, that’s right. You can get a degree and work for us at the same time, earning money and getting valuable work experience. This is a brilliant opportunity to join a thriving business and build a career that will enable you to achieve your potential. Read More