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Innocent Drinks

Graduate – Sustainability Officer, Sustainability at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: It's really difficult to get into corporate sustainability roles without a relevant MSc programme. I'd recommend that people choose a relevant Masters programme if they're thinking about joining a corporate sustainability team.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Innocent Drinks

Supply Planner, Supply Chain Operations at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Fully understand what the role entails - don't just apply because you like the company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - we want to see that someone is a good fit for the company, not just the role.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Graduate Buyer, Procurement at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Research the company, and really try and link your examples using the STAR approach to their main competencies that they are testing you on: Analysis and Judgement, Drive & Ambition, Humility & Authenticity, Learning & Growth.

Interview Advice: Video interview - prepare your answer well for the questions you know you will be asked. Make sure you prepare your answers with the STAR approach, so that you don't trail off at the end. Face-to-face interview - most important thing to do is to get across your enthusiasm and examples of where you have demonstrated things they are asking for. Don't worry about not having the technical knowledge - they can teach you this! They just want to make sure you are the right fit for the company!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself, sounds cliché but ABF really value honesty and openness. It really shows when someone is down to earth in the assessment centres. Have a look at the key competencies ABF require and ensure you have examples where you have used those skills for these. Show your development areas as much as your strengths. ABF also value self awareness. Ensure in group exercises you are listening just as much as directing and it is not always the leading role which shows off the best set of skills.

Interview Advice: Group exercise, competency interview, situational exercise (real life situations think about lots of operational priorities i.e. H&S, Quality, Performance, People and think outside of the box), personality interview (highlighting a few key development area from a questionnaire), presentation on a hot topic (think about business impacts).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Logistics/Planning at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself. Interviewers are looking for bright individuals who will fit into their businesses and are willing to learn, not perfect people who know everything there is to know about FMCG.

Interview Advice: About my previous experiences (whether related to the job or not) and my motivations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Network Rail

Graduate National Supply Chain, Route Services – Contracts and Procurement at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be yourself as you want to work for a company that fits you. Do a lot of research.

Interview Advice: Do lots of research on the company and job role.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Graduate Intern, at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Know the company comprehensibly.

Interview Advice: Be yourself in the interview.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Babcock International Group

Supply Chain Management Graduate, Supply Chain at Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: Be yourself as much as you can. It is important you suit the company and the company suits you.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Food, Chemicals & Ingredients Buyer, Procurement & Sourcing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Interview Advice: Ensure that you are honest and humble. Do your best to let your personality shine through.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be open and honest from day one on what you want and the company can help you get there.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, R&D at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: This will mean having to relocate at least once to a different site so you have to be flexible on location, but rotations are only 6 months. The placements and positions are not always clearly defined in advance but suggestions from the Graduate are always welcome and encouraged.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be natural, curious and open to your assessors. Ask questions about them, get to know them. Talk about yourself as well, as they will want to get to know what kind of person you are and if you will fit with the company culture.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Manufacturing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Ensure you do your research of the company. Ensure you show off your skills, and your determination for progression as an individual.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, work through all tasks given in detail and be confident in your answers.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Quality and Technical Manager, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: See if you fit with the values - if you align then you will be a good fit . Use examples in application of previous experiences.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - let your personality show through

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Business Technology Graduate, Transport IT at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: The company is looking for curious and enthusiastic individuals, so be yourself, research the company and show that you are motivated.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Graduate Trainee, Supply Chain at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Research current supply chain industry news, and find out as much as you can about the company values and decide how you could fit in with these.

Interview Advice: Prepare for some standard competency questions and remember to be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Operations Management Graduate, Customer Services at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: Research the company before applying.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, don't pretend to be something you're not. They're as interested in your personality as your skills.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Junior Analyst, Analytics at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: My application advice would be to make sure that it reflects your motivation to work in the supply chain and logistics and that it shows your understanding of what skills are crucial to succeed in this industry.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to give examples and understand the complexities of global supply chains and think of potential ways of solving them.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Junior Analyst, Analytics at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: My application advice would be to make sure that it reflects your motivation to work in the supply chain and logistics and that it shows your understanding of what skills are crucial to succeed in this industry.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to give examples and understand the complexities of global supply chains and think of potential ways of solving them.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Finance Graduate, Finance at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: Do research on DHL and look at how your own experiences, e.g., charity work, sport make you a good fit for the company.

Interview Advice: Being able to give examples of things you've done will really help you with answering the questions. Also, try to relax and let your personality come across.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Human Resources Graduate, Human Resources at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: Look into the DHL supply chain - you will be amazed at how many different companies they work with.

Interview Advice: Stay calm, try to talk to as many people as possible. It is an assessment centre and a long day so make sure you get some rest the day before, and you know how long it will take to get there.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Graduate Trainee, at DHL Supply Chain

Interview Advice: Assessment day consists of an interview, group task/debate and a presentation. Ensure you have a good knowledge of the company and bring a high-level question (pertaining to the businesses current affairs) to pose to the executives.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

OCC and PCM Specialist, Global Forwarding at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: Understand the size of the company and know what you would like out of it. It's give and take, you get out what you put in.

Interview Advice: Do your homework about the organisation and how that fits in with your personal profile. Confidence is also a big part of the application and how well you execute under pressure.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Management Graduate, DHLGlobal Forwarding at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: We are a people centric company, a strong academic background and solid CV isn't enough. The best achievers are those who are engaging, confident and quick thinkers.

Interview Advice: Presentation skills and rapid data analysis.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Supply Planner, at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Let your personality shine through and make sure you fit with the values/behaviours that are expressed within the company. They're not just a tick-box exercise for the company, they're what they're looking for in future leaders (the graduates).

Interview Advice: Again, let your personality shine through and do your research on the company's brands and values and what they mean. Make sure you demonstrate in your application answers that you have demonstrated these values and behaviours, as well as a willingness to be flexible and take on new opportunities.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Project Manager, Graduate Scheme at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: There are so many job roles available there isn't a specific type of person they are looking for so just give a true representation of yourself and if there's a suitable role for you then you'll have a good chance of getting it, if you communicate your skills correctly.

Interview Advice: Highlight your key strengths as there is probably a job for you in the company, the interviewer needs to be able to identify that.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

, at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: Practice your SWAT style responses.

Interview Advice: Research the company, as there are many different areas of DHL people don't know about which would impress the recruitment team.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Business Technology Graduate, IT at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: Just be yourself so the company knows exactly who you are and what you're about so they can place you in the correct role for you.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Process Improvements Coordinator, Patient Transport Services at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: Keep your options open, the business has a vast number of customers and business units and sometimes it's best to step out of your comfort zone and watch yourself grow in ways you would never have imagined.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

, Central Function at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic about logistics and take an interest in the companies DHL provide supply chain support to. DHL is huge, just focus on DHL supply chain as this is where you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Just show enthusiasm and interest in Logistics and what DHL do. Show knowledge of how DHL touches so many people through transporting products.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Resourcing Advisor, HR at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: There are so many opportunities available within this company so make the most of all opportunities to explore all areas.

Interview Advice: Do as much research as possible on DHL and try to think of many examples as possible from your experiences that you could use as examples when trying to answer interview questions such as examples of how you managed working with others who were not pulling their weight, examples of how you took charge of a situation etc.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Packaging Engineer, Advanced Global Packaging Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Gain a good understanding of the company before attending interviews. Need to have a willingness to learn and take on board the company's advice.

Interview Advice: A lot of the decision process is based on your personality being right for the business so it is key you present yourself well and stand out from the rest of the candidates.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Network Rail

Procurement, Route Services at Network Rail

Application Advice: Keep in mind the company's objectives and competencies. Ensure you have a good knowledge of the industry, the company's recent and future projects and how the role supports the objectives of the firm.

Interview Advice: Make sure you're aware of issues affecting the company and the strategies the firm is using to mitigate against them. Be aware of recent projects and how these relate to the firm's objectives and strategy - There is plenty online!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Network Rail

Assistant Procurement Manager, Procurement at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be yourself and ensure you understand what Network Rail delivers. It would also be good to have an understanding of all current developments in this sector as well as recent reports.

Interview Advice: It is a generic interview, to begin with so ensure you have a general overview of the company to be best positioned as well as what the NR supply chain delivers.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Do research on the company, know which brands they sell, see how they act on corporate responsibility. (charities etc.)

Interview Advice: Be prepared but be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Johnson & Johnson

OrthoKit Key Operations Analyst, Medical Devices at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Study the website and the values of the company before applying.

Interview Advice: The interviewers are looking for candidates to relate competency based questions to the company's credo and leadership imperatives which can be found online.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Hilti GB Ltd

Logistics Trainee, Distribution at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Personal fit with the company but also working good under pressure. Good at taking feedback. Knowledge is not as crucial as personal fit.

Interview Advice: Know the company. Read up on it. Be positive and preferably a bit talkative.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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GlaxoSmithKline

Performance Manager, Warehousing at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: It can be relatively hard to find information about GSK on the internet, certainly when it comes to interview prep. My best piece of advice would be to focus on the company mission and values. Think how well this fits with your personal values and ambitions and how you have been able to demonstrate this.

Interview Advice: Show your personality, passion and remember to SMILE!! When you get through to the assessment centre your academic credentials have been validated. Now they are looking at your potential as a future leader, how well you fit with the company values and your of course your interpersonal skills. Don't panic if you aren't an expert in the area that you are applying for. They know this - just show how you can apply yourself and use logic.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain Graduate Scheme at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Interview Advice: Learn some supply chain basics and keep up to date with supply chain issues. Extensive knowledge of supply chain isn't required for the role, but some knowledge will definitely help you in the application process. You will be asked 'Why supply chain?' - make sure you have a strong answer. Culture is very important at Kimberly Clark, you won't be offered the job unless you fit with the culture so do your research on the company behaviours.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Logistics Analyst, Logistics at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Make sure you do your research about the company - not just what's available on the website. Read up on current supply chain issues within the industry and those that have affected KC.

Interview Advice: Make sure you are prepared! Have examples of times you have shown key competencies in work or at university to hand. The interview consisted of standard competency questions related to the one KC behaviours.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Supply Chain Graduate, at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Really think about how you can add value to the business.

Interview Advice: Questions will focus on how you take ownership and accountability in a work environment - so think about good examples that show how you drive yourself and others to achieve the best overall outcome.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Diageo

Trainee Team Lead, Baileys Global Supply at Diageo

Application Advice: Be yourself, sound cliché but they are genuinely looking for people with personality - not people who are experts in their field already, but people who have an aptitude for learning and have that 'spark' of ambition in them.

Interview Advice: Again, be yourself - speak to everyone and don't be afraid to stand your ground if challenged they want to see that you can well acquit yourself, though be careful to do so in the right way.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

EMEA Logistics Analyst, Logistics at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Apply early, ensure you use well thought out examples for each question. Have your answers / CV / experiences in front of you during the telephone interview.

Interview Advice: Always answer in STAR format. Take the opportunity to network with ALL employees involved with the Assessment Day. Be engaging and ask a lot of questions. Enjoy the day.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Diageo

Continuous Improvement Brewer, Brewing at Diageo

Application Advice: Put the time and effort into your application and video interviews. Diageo really put time into hiring the right graduates for the programme and expect you to do the same.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and go for it. The application and interview process can be nerve wrecking and hard at times, but they really do try and get the best out of you. They choose people who will fit into the company well. For my graduate intake, the interview process included a roleplay, presentation, interview and group exercise. It is a long day, but actually was enjoyable and I felt on the day I had done my best and that is all anyone can do. So that would also be a point of advice, do you best, don't walk out thinking "I could have done this better."

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Diageo

ISC Graduate Trainee, Process Support, Elgin at Diageo

Application Advice: Always do research on the company values and ambitions. It is extremely important to make sure that these match with your own personal ambitions, otherwise you will find yourself working for a company where you do not believe in what you are doing. This will lead to low job satisfaction as well as low productivity, which is not beneficial for you nor the company.

Interview Advice: Be confident and be yourself. The company is looking for independent people who are prepared to challenge and drive forward new ideas. They do not want clones to come and work for them. Saying this, they are also not looking for people who are overly arrogant in themselves.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Johnson Matthey

Production Demand and Planning Support, Supply Chain at Johnson Matthey

Application Advice: I would advise that you demonstrate a good degree of technical knowledge, be it in chemical engineering or in your field of work (for me it was Supply Chain), and show a deep interest in working in a manufacturing background. I would also suggest gaining prior work experience in the manufacturing sector, and it would be highly beneficial if you could show some sort of continuous improvement project work (be it in your degree or in a previous place of work).

Interview Advice: Be prepared for some questions which might seem inapplicable to your position as a recent graduate - I was asked if how a project I had completed at university had contributed to a company's bottom line (!) Also be prepared for quite a rigorous interview process which may seem daunting - I had 4 managers in the room asking me questions for what seemed like hours!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Mars

Sourcing Manager, Procurement at Mars

Application Advice: Focus on the type of person you are and the type of person you want to become. Mars does not expect you to be a functional expert in your role when you are applying and will fully work with you to teach you everything you need to know. The focus points of the application are therefore your learning agility and your ability and willingness to work on your own personal development.

Interview Advice: It is fine to make mistakes and admit to some wrong, as long as you show the ability to learn from this and take key things that you could have and will do differently in the future. The interviews include all the usual of individual interviews, case studies, presentations, group excercises and role-play negotiations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Nestle

Supply Chain Graduate, Demand Planning at Nestle

Application Advice: Do your research on the business and the role, showing your knowledge is the best way to show your enthusiasm and outside interest in the job and industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself as Nestlé hire on personality- they invest heavily on training so look for people they can develop. A keen eye for detail and a logical approach to tasks are very important in this role, with strong values leading Nestlé employees.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Siemens

Supply Chain Graduate, at Siemens

Application Advice: 1) Use the STAR technique to answer interview questions. 2) Link your answers to the main characteristics Siemens looks for and how you have demonstrated them in any work/university setting - Innovative, Responsible and Excellence. 3) If you are a graduate, they are looking for an all round person who they can mould/teach, so be open to learning, pro-active and think long term. 4) Be yourself and always be curious.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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GlaxoSmithKline

Supply Chain Associate, Supply & Demand at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: You should only apply to companies in industries you are interested in or passionate about. Make sure you have a basic understanding of the pharma/healthcare industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, know what the values and competencies are. Don't rush answers - it is completely fine to say "Can I have a minute to think about this answer?"

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Express Vending

Operations Graduate, Operations at Express Vending

Application Advice: Make sure you have a solid CV with how each experience would be applicable to the job that you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for anything and any question. Each of the 4 graduates currently here were all asked totally different questions, saw different people and the process is not the same as the sales graduates. Do your research on the company, know your stuff and show good emotional intelligence.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Nestle

Supply Planning, Supply at Nestle

Application Advice: Get to grips with the behavioural asks of Nestle - the culture is key and they are more interested in your potential, and ability to adapt and to learn new things than they are in your previous technical experience; you are expected to learn on the job, not know it all already. So have some key examples ready of each behaviour you are likely to be asked about and be prepared to back this up and be challenged on these.

Interview Advice: What do you know about corporate sustainability? How do you deal with setbacks?

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Nestle

Product Availability Analyst, at Nestle

Interview Advice: Interview: It is a strengths based interview designed to highlight your personal strengths, not trip you up with trick questions. Focus on skills such as leadership, teamwork, exceeding expectations, working with a variety of people etc. (refer back to position advert to find out what skills they are looking for) and make sure you give an example when you have demonstrated each skill at work, university or extracurricular activities (use STAR approach). Focus on your personal skills rather than the organisation as the assessor is interested in your strengths rather than your knowledge on Nestle, however have a think about what responsibility Nestle has as business in the society. Good way to approach it is to research strengths based questions, pick ones which you think are most likely to come up then prepare an answer for each . Print the answers out and take them with you just in case nerves get the better of you, this way you can always refer back to get yourself back on track. Group Exercise Lead without authority, get everyone involved in the task and have a time keeper! Presentation Usually related to the function you are applying for, so use any relevant knowledge. Explain how you made a decision and be sure to have reasoning behind it. Try not to become flustered in the Q&A, you will get challenged, it’s how you respond which is critical. Some other points to remember: - They don’t expect you to be perfect. They are looking for potential, need to be flexible, agile and have the motivation and ambition to succeed. Demonstrate your strengths and understand the impact of your weaknesses. - One concise and well informed input is better than three irrelevant or non-productive inputs. You need to give your reasons behind an idea, and think about the big picture. Consider the knock-on effects and implications. - This is particularly important in the group task. Persuade, don’t argue. - The key values of the company will usually be reflected in the key competencies they are looking for in the assessment centre. Finally, if you are successful or unsuccessful always ask for feedback. This will provide you with an overview of your strengths and development

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unipart Group

Unipart graduate, Unipart Logistics at Unipart Group

Application Advice: Be yourself not the person you think this sort of company wants.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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GlaxoSmithKline

Supply Chain associate, at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Do your research, live the values.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Supply Chain analyst, LLP at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: Make sure to read up on the company and most importantly what you're good at. They will teach you on the role, it's not about what you know already but the passion and drive you can bring to the company.

Interview Advice: All the usual competency questions are essential - but not just the generic ones, they might ask you several questions on just one experience so make sure to be able to explain in depth!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Logistics Analyst, Material Planning & Logistics at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be honest and list your work and social experiences - this is more important than a list of qualifications in most cases. JLR tend to hire people with personalities so it's important to be yourself on your CV.

Interview Advice: Swot up on technical knowledge and learn about the automotive sector if no knowledge already. Just be yourself, show that you have a personality and are passionate about the industry.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Engineering Change Controller, Data Integrity at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be personable in the interview, play the biggest part.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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AkzoNobel

Shift Manager, Operations / Decorative Paints at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: My tips would be: Be clear on why AkzoNobel in particular is an attractive employer. You might want to consider: the industry itself, the company culture, the impact on the rest of the world. You may be interested to know that they are just now introducing YAN (for those employees new to the company). Be clear about how your skills and experience give you an edge. Likewise consider what development you are hoping to see from the role. Have a think about how your previous experiences align with the company values.

Interview Advice: As above. Group exercise – balance of team play and “best result for the group”, whilst being firm for making your own case. Ensure you stay true to the company ethics throughout.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Diageo

Luxury Brand Change manager, Brand Change at Diageo

Application Advice: Get a much experience as possible while at university- Diageo looks for people not just qualifications. Apply early. Use your contacts.

Interview Advice: Diageo interviews aren't 'scary' - be you!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Diageo

, at Diageo

Application Advice: Take a bit of time filling out the application and make sure to capture all the relevant information about you. I would also recommend researching what the graduate scheme and the company are about to make sure you are fitted for the role.

Interview Advice: Sounds a bit clichéd but being yourself is the best piece of advice. I think impressing in the group exercises is also very important.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Diageo

Graduate Trainee, Procurement at Diageo

Application Advice: Do your research, make sure your personal values match with the company's as this is hugely important.

Interview Advice: Make sure you make the most of the assessment centre as you'll get so much more out of it, if you throw yourself into it regardless of whether you get the job or not.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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AkzoNobel

Supply Chain Graduate – Logistics, Supply Chain Graduate UK at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Use the online tool and do the sample test questions when provided. Do some dummy-online tests as practice and to get used to the type of questions.

Interview Advice: Prepare with the company values and principles; get familiar with the behaviour based interview questions and answer techniques.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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GlaxoSmithKline

Procurement Associate, Procurement at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Focus on GSK values. Showcase a variety of skills.

Interview Advice: Assessors interested in your personal skills, focus on teamwork and collaboration.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Kantar Worldpanel

Manager of SRM, Operations at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Put down any people skills/customer service skills you have with applicable examples & experience.

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand the market research industry, specifically for Panel Data and who our competitors are. Be empathetic in your approach and be able to build rapport with the interviewer(s).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Essentra

Supply Chain Graduate, at Essentra

Application Advice: The advice I would give for new candidates is to be ready to work in a very challenging and fast moving environment.

Interview Advice: I had to make a presentation in regards to why I wanted to work for Essentra and an Excel test. The interview was a typical interview with competency based questions.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Travis Perkins

Graduate Supply Chain Exec Assistant, Group Supply Chain at Travis Perkins

Application Advice: We now offer a graduate development programme which is more structured and provides exposure to different supply chain functions. Outside of supply chain, there are opportunities in other areas including IT and Commercial.

Interview Advice: Like any other interview, it is important to comprehend the industry in which the company is operating in. Typical questions were: - Tell me about yourself? - Where do you aspire to be? - What value can you bring to the business?

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Transport for London

Commercial Procurement Graduate, Commercial at Transport for London

Application Advice: *Most Important* Learn the competencies! e.g Driven, collaborative etc. and have a real life example for each one. Learn some basic procurement concepts - they're not expecting much previous knowledge! Relax and just be positive/friendly. Also I believe the current process is: Online application >> Video interview (recorded not live) >> 1 day Assessment Centre.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Assistant Buyer & Blender, Twinings, Commodities at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Interview Advice: Be yourself, ABF is an ego-free company and it is important to not put up a front as the interviewers will see right through this. Knowledge of the business is essential but also a wider understanding of global trends affecting the FMCG sector

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Procurement Graduate, Procurement at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: - Read the questions properly. - Use all of your experiences to answer the question. - Use SMART. - Read prestigious publications such as the Financial Times to develop your understanding of the business world. - Be yourself!

Interview Advice: - Know your CV inside and out. - Prepare for competency questions. - Know the issues that are affecting DHL and the logistics industry as a whole.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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DHL Supply Chain

Operations Management Trainee, Co-Pack at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: To be enthusiastic and to mention why logistics is of interest to you (any experience in deliveries/warehousing). Practise psychometric tests thoroughly.

Interview Advice: Practice competency questions and answers (when have you been a leader? etc.) thoroughly. Again enthusiasm and a real reason why you are interested in the industry is important.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Be prepare for a challenging career.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Process Engineer, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Be creative and different. Make sure your cover letter is unique and will attract attention. Prepare well for the online test and prepare even more if you are invited to the second test.

Interview Advice: In the interview you will be asked to describe situations where you have shown special skills (e.g. leadership, innovation, team work...). Review your CV and everything you have done before. Be relaxed and natural.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Make sure that your personality matches the company purpose and values.

Interview Advice: P&G's interviews are very predictable and the same questions are always asked. No surprises.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Production Line Manager, Manufacturing/Packing at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Don't rush. Take your time to answer the questions.

Interview Advice: Where possible link your answers/examples to the Company's Purpose, Values and Principles (you can find these on the website).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Market Planning Manager, Hair & Skin at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Give examples of when you have lead/taken the lead in the past

Interview Advice: Be yourself- P&G put a large emphasis on honesty and values

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Demand Planner, Hair Care at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Research the company's purpose, principles and values.

Interview Advice: Show how you are a team player. Ensure that you have examples from past experiences.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Transport SPecialist, Transport Purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: If you don't get chosen, the job isn't right for you! Normal application, assessment centre and interview processes.

Interview Advice: Do a bit of research not just on the company but specifically what type of role you want to do, "supply chain and logistics grad scheme" covers quite a lot of areas! You're pretty sure to get an area/role if you specifically ask for it (i.e. do you want to be working with suppliers? Do you want a fixed location or flexibility?)

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

BOM Validation Analyst, Vehicle Planning & Scheduling at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Practise numerical/verbal reasoning/psychometric tests.

Interview Advice: Research JLR and how a supply chain works.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Material Planner, Release & Follow Up at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: There are many varied roles at Jaguar Land Rover, broaden your horizons and take a look at opportunities a little out of your comfort zone.

Interview Advice: The Interview process is assessment centre based. Make sure you are noticed but don't be the loud mouth of the centre, contribute meaningfully and thoughtfully.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Essentra

Supply Chain Analyst, Demand Planning at Essentra

Application Advice: Explain with details and examples of your achievements.

Interview Advice: Do not pretend. Be yourself.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Boots

Supply Graduate, Retail Supply at Boots

Application Advice: - Be confident in your knowledge of what Boots does and what it means to work in Supply Chain. - Demonstrate a pro-active nature and willingness to share your ideas with others.

Interview Advice: - Go in with a strong idea of current challenges within retail and current trends in supply chain. - Be prepared to answer questions about how your work and what makes you 'tick'. Understand how you would fit in with the Boots culture.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Innocent Drinks

Graduate, at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Be natural and honest; your attitude and approach to challenges are valued just as much, if not more, than your experience.

Interview Advice: The smart questions are there to test how you tackle a problem; explaining the logic behind the steps you are taking and your approach to problem solving is more important than the final answer you give.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Continuous Improvement at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be open to the chance to work for different food brands and smaller companies, which are all tied together and receive the benefit of being a part of ABF. Clearly state why you want to work with these brands and in the food industry in general. When answering specific application questions try to include relevant examples and anecdotes.

Interview Advice: Think of a range of examples of when you have demonstrated different skills and attributes before your interview so that you are well prepared.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Oracle

Operational Analyst, Manufacturing & Distribution at Oracle

Application Advice: Do it

Interview Advice: Always try to put a positive spin on weaknesses

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Unilever

UFLP Supply Chain, UK & Ireland at Unilever

Application Advice: - Be prepared - Make sure you have the right motivation as to why you want to work for Unilever - Have clear (STAR) examples of the required standards of leadership

Interview Advice: Be yourself, you will be chosen if you fit in

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate, at Imperial Tobacco

Interview Advice: Learn about the values of Imperial

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Mars

Lean Coordinator, Lean at Mars

Application Advice: Don't try to pretend to be anyone you are not. Strong analytical and problem solving skills are needed as well as a lot of excel experience.

Interview Advice: Be genuine - show a real interest in the role, company and products. Although preparation is important, be careful not to over prepare such that you are trying to recite your answers to questions. There is a big emphasis is on people skills, personal development and learning agility

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Vax

Customer fulfillment planner, at Vax

Interview Advice: Make sure you have a good understanding and interest in the area you are applying for E.G. supply chain

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Vax

Customer Fulfilment Planner, Customer Fulfilment at Vax

Interview Advice: Make sure you know as much company information as possible, and can portray working examples of why you would be good for the job. I found their was no issue with taking in a notebook with all the things I wished to say, so that I wouldn't forget any points. And having prepared questions beforehand I found was helpful.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Danone

Account Supply Executive, Customer Team at Danone

Application Advice: Make sure you're authentic when interviewing and during the group work because they are measuring how you work with people and on your own and so if you're being disingenuous you may find yourself at a company your not suited to.

Interview Advice: No experience is too small to speak about, if it's relevant then use it as Danone aren't as concerned about what your background is but how you've learnt from your experiences and how that moulds the way you make decisions and act now.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Analyst, Global Procurement at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: When applying, be sure to reference your answers to different experiences, university, placements, study abroad, previous work, out of work activities etc.

Interview Advice: Cliche, but be yourself. Try to have fun in the assessment center and talk to everyone. Be honest about your weaknesses but don't be afraid to sell yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Process Engineer, Manufacturing at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Just be yourself and don't pretend to be someone you're not. You'll feel if you are a good fit for the company, and if you feel that, there's a very good chance you might get picked.

Interview Advice: Also interview the company and the persons that are interviewing you. Don't just answer to the questions they ask you.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

Graduate Trainee, at Unilever

Application Advice: Make sure you know about our brands, about our sustainable living programme and have a clear understanding about what role will entail (see graduate blogs on careers website)

Interview Advice: Think STAR (situation, task, approach, result) in order to structure answers to questions and make sure you know about Unilever's "standards of leadership" which are the key competencies you will be required to demonstrate.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

Line Leader, Factory Management at Unilever

Application Advice: Supply Chain, in my experience, is all about problem solving and being as proactive as you can in that area and diving into the detail of issues. Aiming toward foreseeing problems before they occur and putting steps in place so they can't happen again.

Interview Advice: Get to the point succinctly and use facts/data wherever possible. Manufacturing will always be driven by Safety, Quality and Cost (in that order) so focus on these areas as much as possible.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

National Account Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Make sure your C.V. isn't purely academic, additional interests (sport, travelling, etc.) is great

Interview Advice: Think about times when you have demonstrated certain skills and how you overcame challenges

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Market Planning Manager, Product Supply at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: If you are grads, apply for it and you will have enormous learning opportunities. If you have more than 5 years experience, don't apply as PG only recruits entry level and you will be doing the same as grads.

Interview Advice: Interview is easy.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Process Engineer, Product Supply at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Make sure you pick the business area which you are most passionate to work in as you will need to get this across in the application.

Interview Advice: Come with lots of examples when you've used your skills and be able to explain why you want to work for a company like P&G

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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GlaxoSmithKline

Supply Chain Analyst, Supply Chain at GlaxoSmithKline

Interview Advice: Be patient focused and show willingness to work across boundaries.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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GlaxoSmithKline

Supply Chain, GSK Production System Change Team at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: GSK puts the patient at the centre of all it does. Show how you align to this. Read up on the GSK values and think how you have demonstrated these in the past.

Interview Advice: If you've got an interview, they already beliveve that you have what it takes to do the job academically. Show them what makes you stand out and what else you can bring to the table. Show your personality. Show enthusiasm. Be respectful of others. Be confident but not cocky. Don't tell them that you know what is wrong with the company. Don't tell them that you will come in and fix everything.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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GlaxoSmithKline

Supply Chain Associate, at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Apply to a company you can feel passionate about working for. Then try to match your personality and strengths to a role.

Interview Advice: Do your research on the company, prepare answers in advance for the standard types of questions and be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unipart Group

Unipart Graduate, Unipart Logistics at Unipart Group

Interview Advice: Practice interview questions Make sure you know why you want the job Be open and honest about your strengths and weaknesses Be yourself

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Show what you achived in previous roles/tasks, Tell how you can contribute to the businesses success

Interview Advice: Make sure what the industry is about and what challenges this brings

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

CI Project Mananger, Operations at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Applying for the graduate scheme with ABF is your first step to entering into a world of opportunities. As with all roles you do get out what you put in. If you are willing to be flexible, to help with anything, to take on some challenges, to put in the time and effort to make a difference and to put into practice some great leadership skills that will make your people great too.... then ABF is the place for you.

Interview Advice: Sometimes people forget that the interview is more than just telling us about your skills and experience, it is also about showing us who YOU are and how you can fit in with the company values.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Project Coordinator, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Give it all it takes to get a position in the company. It is one of the best employers in the world and if you get a job in the company, it'll be worth every second of your hard work!

Interview Advice: Just be yourself!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Project Manager/Graduate, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be truthful! Do your research on the company and prepare answers using your experience for skills questions.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and engage!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Make sure to research the industry before applying and make sure you are okay with the idea of working for such a controversial industry.

Interview Advice: Why Tobacco? What differentiaties Imperial from other tobacco companies?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Make sure you find a way to stand out. Research the tobacco industry and Imperial as a whole

Interview Advice: Smile, stay calm and try to enjoy the experience. Make sure you have done all your research

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Transport for London

Commercial Procurement Graduate, at Transport for London

Application Advice: Research the commercial objectives and think about how they can be applied

Interview Advice: Question I was asked - "Tell me about a time you saved money"

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Siemens

Procurement Graduate, Procurement at Siemens

Application Advice: Having good relevant experience is a strong advantage, if you understand German that is also a benefit as well as confidence and willingness to learn like any job. But ultimately the candidate has to demonstrate they are driven to succeed and achieve.

Interview Advice: The online test a fairly standard for any large company, if successful the candidate will be invited to a assessment centre where they will undergo a group activity assessment, presentation and interview. Remember JUST BE YOURSELF.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Innocent Drinks

Ingredients Specialist, Supply Chain at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Make sure you've done your research, particularly in relation to the company values. Know why you want the job & why you want to work for innocent. Be prepared for some pretty gruelling interview rounds involving practical challenges.

Interview Advice: As much as possible try to come over as relaxed, confident & sociable. You don't have to be loud & overbearing but you do need to fit with the innocent culture.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Innocent Drinks

Production Planner, Production at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Always be yourself and make sure you are aware of innocent values as everything we do is underpinned by our values.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Innocent Drinks

Production planner, Production at Innocent Drinks

Interview Advice: Read up on innocent values/ culture and make sure you intergrate these into your answers

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Production at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be honest during your application and give experiences that are relevant to you and to your role.

Interview Advice: Keep calm and be honest. The interviewer wants to get to know you but this is also your chance to get to know them so remember to ask questions and don't be afraid to take a moment to consider your answers before giving them.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: On the application form demonstrate your knowledge but more importantly your passion for the role and the company itself.

Interview Advice: Completely be yourself - they are sussing out whether you would fit into the company culture just as much as testing your interview skills.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Operations Management Graduate, Logistics at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: In my opinion, giving examples of working in a team is great to show you can integrate. I think it would be useful to show working with others to complete a task like a University project or coursework.

Interview Advice: I would advise to be enthusiastic and genuine. Approach the group tasks, during the assessment centre, with the intention of completing the task as a team rather than to stand out on your own.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Graduate, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Research the business. Know our products and customers. Ask yourself if you match our values.

Interview Advice: Be genuine and honest!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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AkzoNobel

Supply Chain Graduate, Continuous Improvement at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Read through the corporate report with the different customer segments, corporate values and vision and mission. Be yourself!

Interview Advice: Prepare the typical questions: why did you apply, what differentiates you from other candidates, and answers to behaviour based questions.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Change Agents UK

Ethical Supplier Risk Coordinator, Sustainability/Ethics at AB Agri at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Read about a companies guiding principles and think about how these are reflected in you. The most important thing when choosing a place to work is make sure you'll be happy; this comes down to the type of place you work and what they believe in. Being honest/real, enthusiatic and inquisative are normally good attirubtes to portray.

Interview Advice: generic questions. Strengths and weaknesses (come up with something origin and just be honest, saying you a perfectionist or too hard working will not rub) Be self-aware during your interview and remember that (at the end of the day) you are talking to people - they are just people! If you start rushing answers, rambling or loose your thought then say. A big plus in my interview is that i made the interviewers feel relaxed. I went in feeling like they wanted to find reasons to hire me, not reasons not too. This was down to their good interviewing technique and likeability too however.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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WM Morrisons

SBO Project Implementer, at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Back all the points you are making around skills with pratical evidence with what you have done at work/school/uni etc.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and show off your personality.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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WM Morrisons

Supply Chain Graduate, Impulse and Seasonal at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Be yourself, smile lots, be honest about experience and the areas you need to develop, give lots of examples, don't rely purely on degree i.e. what else have you done to expand your horizons?

Interview Advice: Be prepared for a lot of 'how do you cope in this situation', 'what would you do if x', 'how would you go about doing x' 'demonstrate a time where you did x'. rather than lots of box ticking questions. Look at the Morrisons core values and try to incorporate these into your answers.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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WH Smith

Graduate merchandiser, at WH Smith

Application Advice: They will take responsibility from day one, ask questions about how things operate, be results driven and take initiative to challenge and change things

Interview Advice: in the assessment centre I enjoyed the whole process and the exercises as I felt very relaxed. be prepared to explain why you want that role and which are your skills to succeed. Try to remember the four core values of the company and to have an answer for all of them. Commercial awareness help in some of the exercises but also the ability to be methodological, organize or lead in the group exercise

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Nestle

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Nestle

Application Advice: Understand the reasons you are applying, and make use of transferable skills and experience.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. They are not looking for the finished article, they are looking for somebody with potential who will fit well within the organisation.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Graduate, Compass Group UK & Ireland at Compass Group

Application Advice: Be honest about you current experience Show evidence of all of your work experience Be yourself at the assessment centre

Interview Advice: Provide evidence of where you have identified leadership skills Provide evidence of where you have worked well as part of a teamwork Have a clear idea of what you can bring to the business, what motivated you to apply for the graduate scheme and be clear about what you what to get out of the graduate program

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Boots

Supply Chain and Logistics Graduate, Retail Supply at Boots

Application Advice: - Understand why the supply chain is at the heart of customer care. - Be clear in your knowledge of Boots brands and their place in the Health & Beauty or Pharmaceuticals market. - Show a willingess to learn and work with others; teamwork has been a k

Interview Advice: - Prepare store visits thoroughly and be prepared to answer questions about product range and availability in store. - Show your personality in the interview and allow yourself to talk about your personal interests.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Demand Planning Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Make sure to highlight any work experience that is relevant in any way to supply chain and the FMCG industry. You may have never worked in this area before, but any work experience that shows the skills needed to work in it (e.g. logic, problem solving, being able to work under pressure), is vital to not only mention but also highlight.

Interview Advice: Make sure you research on the company before the interview. You can talk all day about yourself, however if you don't know anything about the company then it does not make you stand out as a candidate. In particular for supply chain, research on the different types of supply chain roles they have (which is a lot!), and which ones you might be interested in. Also try and find out about the supply chain itself (e.g. how many and where are factories/distribution centres in UK and Europe). Something that is also always good to have a think about is how the supply chain and FMCG business could change in the future as technology develops.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Logistics Analyst, Logistics Programme Management at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Do your research on the company, specific to your function.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Supply Chain Analyst, Aftermarket Parts Supply at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be yourself - if you're right for the job you will get through, and if not, perhaps you wouldn't have been happy here. I cannot say exactly what they're looking for, just that they want bright, level headed, enthusiastic people which are ready to learn and apply themselves.

Interview Advice: They want to take you so make it easy for them!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Logistics Engineer, Material Planning and Logistics at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be honest

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Buyer- Material Handling Equipment, Purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read up on the company's expansion plans. They are now fairly common knowledge so be prepared to answer a question on international expansion or better still use this in an answer without prompt.

Interview Advice: - Why JLR? - Who do you think your stakeholders will be in the company.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Engineer, IPPM at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Jaguar Land Rover Material Planning & Logistics look for future leaders in their grads, so we go for strong characters with substance to them. So be prepared and expect to be pushed in the assessment centre.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Vehicle Scheduling Analyst, Vehicle Scheduling at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be yourself. Everyone I know on the graduate scheme is different in character, work style etc. but we all work well together and share a goal of success for the company.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know the company and its products and the role that you are applying for. You will be questioned on these and it is so easy to see through answers if they are made up on the spot!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Process Engineer, Processes at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: There are a lot of application stages to complete. Please be patient. Prepare well for logical tests.

Interview Advice: Interviews are usually held in form of questions, like “Please tell me about one situation where you were better than the team.”, “Please tell me about one situation where you showed flexibility/ managerial skills and so on”.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Market Initiative Leader, Haircare & Skincare at Procter & Gamble

Interview Advice: -Ask lots of questions -Be yourself

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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AkzoNobel

Supply Chain Graduate, at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Research the company values and make sure the company is a fit for you also. Assessment centre is attended by senior management emphasising what is expected from graduates.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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AkzoNobel

Supply Chain Graduate, Rotational at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Know about the company, and why you are suited for the role.

Interview Advice: Know the values. If you get through to the last round, the final assessment centre is the best I've been to. It simulates a real day in the office, and the company is keen to give detailed feedback to all attendees who wish to receive it.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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L'Oreal

Supply Planner, Supply Chain at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Think how best to tailor your application to the role you're applying, matching the key competencies the company is looking for

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

Supply Chain Manager, at Unilever

Application Advice: Think of times you have shown real leadership.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

Manufacturing Manager, Manufacturing at Unilever

Application Advice: Take the standards of leadership seriously - these are what we abide by.

Interview Advice: Think about how your examples fit into the standards of leadership.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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British Sugar

Supply Chain Planner, Sales & Operational Planning at British Sugar

Application Advice: Be sure you are happy to live and work in the areas the company is based in.

Interview Advice: Be sure to know about the company, it's history and the market. The sugar market is very complicated as commodity markets go and it has impacted our business a lot over the last couple of decades. Knowing a bit about how we extract sugar won't hurt either.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Rolls-Royce

Planning and Control Graduate, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Show consistency in your previous experience/development

Interview Advice: Do not use clichéd phrases and fake behaviour.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Rolls-Royce

PE Planning and Control Graduate, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Make sure you know about the field you're going into and be prepared to and understand the business and the various business sectors it operates in. Do your research and be prepared to demonstrate your understanding.

Interview Advice: Come prepared with questions about the business. Make sure you fully prepare for your presentations and assessment centre tests

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Rolls-Royce

Planning and Control Graduate, Planning and Control at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Be confident and enthusiastic about the role.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Rolls-Royce

Supply Chain Projects Leader, Strategic Operations at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: You need to do your homework about the company, its products and services and be ready to outline your knowledge in Programme Management if you're not PMP/Prince2 qualified.

Interview Advice: Be open and honest. If you get asked a question that you're not sure what the right answer is, just say that and emphasise that you are a quick learner with a can-do attitude.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Rolls-Royce

MRPC, Planning & Control at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Be flexible and willing to learn.

Interview Advice: Highlight your weaknesses as well as your strengths.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate Trainee, at Rolls-Royce

Interview Advice: Good knowledge about the company is important. Do some research on before the interview, and don't come with your admiration to Rolls-Royce cars. Review your text book will make the interview easier. Your professional knowledge will be checked with an expert. There was a group assignment during my interview. Be confident or active as a team player, or the leader in the group assignment.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Rolls-Royce

Professional Excellence Graduate, Planning anc Control at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Expect to work hard and if you do then you can expect great opportunities.

Interview Advice: Don't focus on how much you know but focus on how you are capable of learning new things and are a strong likeable leader.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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WM Morrisons

Supply Chain Graduate Scheme, Supply Chain at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Practice verbal and numeracy tests and think about why you want to work for morrisons.

Interview Advice: It's a lot about your personality and how you come across. Be positive, try and make yourself stand out. Practice presentation skills and prepare interview answers, likely to be around the company values which are: - Can do - One Team - Bringing out the best in people - Fresh Thinking - Great Shopkeeping - Great Selling and Service

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: In order to work in this industry you need to make sure you have no problems with working for a controversial company. On top of this make sure to be yourself and show your personality in both phone interviews and assesment days. They are looking for people who are intelligent and work hard but also for those who can get along with everyone they're working with.

Interview Advice: Competitors? Do you mind working for a controversial company? Why does this industry interest you? Why are you interested in working in finance/supply chain/manufacturing etc? Make sure you look at the values on the website and have examples of how you have demonstrated each of these.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Rolls-Royce

Operations Graduate, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Make sure leadership activities are visible in application.

Interview Advice: Be knowledgeable of current events affecting company.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Nestle

Customer demand planner, Confectionary supply chain at Nestle

Application Advice: Research the company and use market data to support your answers to the application questions.

Interview Advice: Think about how your work experience can be transferred.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Nestle

Category Demand Planner, Demand Planner at Nestle

Application Advice: Be yourself. It's probably the most over-used phrase you'll hear during applications processes. There is usually a reason for that. If you read the role and you don't think you would enjoy it, don't apply. Really think about what you would enjoy about it, for me it was one particular area. Think about the experience you have at the moment can transfer into this.

Interview Advice: The interviewer wants to see your personality as well as good answers. An answer which reflect some personality and passion will be remembered more a word-for-word memorised answer. Remember they are asking the question for a reason. It is relevant to the job. Answer the question they asked, don't try to fit something you memorised or prepared if it doesn't fit. Tip: at the end, in addition to question, if you think you haven't answered something particularly well say so. Expand or express yourself differently if you think you can.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Process Engineer, Supply Network Operations at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Make sure you spend time to look at and understand the success drivers and always relate your answers to the success drivers as they are a key part of the application process. I would definitely do practice papers on the verbal and non verbal sections if you're not used to them - they aren't difficult but some people fall down here just because they haven't practiced! If applying for the process engineer manufacturing roles they will usually look for an engineering degree, where as the distribution centres will usually look for engineering or supply chain management degrees.

Interview Advice: Again - it's all about the success drivers when thinking about what questions you could be asked. Expect there to be up to 2-3 separate interviews with different indivduals across the site. Just be yourself as even if they don't think you're a fit for a certain P&G job, they may see you fitting somewhere else.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Unilever

UFLP Graduate, Supply Chain at Unilever

Application Advice: Make sure your application shows your analytical ability and grasp of facts.

Interview Advice: Situation Task Action Response Use this to structure your answers to, 'Give an example of'-type questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

Supply Chain Management Trainee, at Unilever

Application Advice: Focus on why you want to work for Unilever, over any other FMCG (what is the USP?)

Interview Advice: How do you display the Standards of Leadership?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

, at Unilever

Application Advice: Be honest, any lies will be exposed at some point during the process. Use the website to look at what Unilever want.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Compliance Systems Manager, Quality Assurance at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Be true to yourself, and be passionate about your career. The best is if you love what you do - and show it when you apply for a job advert. At this company you're not applying for just a job - you're applying for a carreer.

Interview Advice: Prepare with a lot of examples from previous experience (can be university group excercises as well), when you can demonstrate how you have great skills to solve issues.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Service & Data Management Leader – Distribution Centre Leader, Distribution Centre / Warehouse at Procter & Gamble

Interview Advice: ALL responses should be following the CAR - context action result - model. You need to show what you have done, how, in what context and what it delivered.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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3M

Business Logistics leader, Customer services at 3M

Application Advice: Do research on the organisation.

Interview Advice: Be diffferent.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Market Demand Planner, Demand Planning at Procter & Gamble

Interview Advice: Be honest and prepare well by going through the website in detail.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Try and be confident in yourself and trust in your own instincts. Don't worry about what other people are saying.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

Logistics Project Manager, Supply Chain- Health at RB

Application Advice: It's a great organisation to be apart of, if you want to really go out and perform without being stuck behind the red tape which you would associate with large companies, RB (Reckitt Benckiser) is the place for you. If however you want a "comfortable" job where your not going to be pushed and pressured and given the chance to really show what your about, RB may not be the place for you.

Interview Advice: The interview/assessment centre is an opportunitiy for you to demonstrate you can fit into the organisation. Learn what the core values of the organisation is and if they match your personal values this is the place for you- RB really lives by its values. The work life can be a pressured place to be so interviewers like to know what you like to do outside of work- get to know who YOU are.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

Supply Graduate, Operations at RB

Application Advice: Be honest and fully transparent. Put emphasis on your resume on activities that have demonstrated the following qualities from you : entrepreneurship, achievement, partnership, ownership. At least one leadership example as well.

Interview Advice: Where do you see yourself in 5, 10 years time. Have a strong idea of what you want to do ! Do stand your ground but again be honest if you don't know. Assessment centre : Be creative and constantly part of the solution and NOT part of the problem Focus on speed of action and expect to be challenged during the assessment centre.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

Project Engineer, Fine Chemical Plant at RB

Application Advice: Apologies for the cliches, but this is a very-fast moving company that looks for people who think outside the box and go-the-extra mile without being told to do so. Before you apply think carefully about the experiences and work you have done to date and make sure you can discuss them in relationship to the core values of the company. If you have the required level of technical ability (science or engineering degree to a 2:1 level when i applied) then the most important thing is your fit with the company. Be confident in your abilities but don't lie about your skills as these will be very quickly exposed during the assessment centre. Make sure you research the company so you know what we're about and be prepared to work with people and solve challenging problems on the fly.

Interview Advice: The most important part of the process is the assessment centre - be yourself, be confident and be prepared to be challenged.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

Supply Chain Management Graduate, Quality at RB

Application Advice: Gain as much work experience as possible in different areas of business.

Interview Advice: Aim high, be very confident, be ready to deal with pressure and stressful situations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

su, Healthcare Supply at RB

Application Advice: As RB is a global company, highlight any international experience in your application. Include examples from your extra-curricular activities and work experience where you have demonstrated the company's core values.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to be assertive during the assessment centre and remember that you will be challenged so be resilient.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Planning at The Silver Spoon Company at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Keep your answers to the point. Don't try to pretend to be someone you're not - if you are right for the job this will shine through on your application.

Interview Advice: Again, be yourself and enjoy the assessment day. I really enjoyed my interview as it was a chance to sell myself and also to get to know the interviewer and the company. During the group tasks, remember you have a whole team to work with - voice your ideas but listen to other people's ideas aswell and build on them with the team.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

Supply Graduate, Supply at RB

Application Advice: Live by the company core values.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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RB

Supply Graduate, Project Engineering at RB

Application Advice: Make sure you know that the role is right for you by speaking to current graduates and fully understand where you want to be, focus on how you will make a difference and drive the business forward.

Interview Advice: Be honest and passionate, offer ideas and your views.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

Supply Graduate, at RB

Application Advice: Having previous work experience is a big advantage, especially from a large national or international company. This is not essential but a person with this experience generally stands out at every stage of the application process.

Interview Advice: Let your personality shine through. Joining Reckitt Benckiser is not about your academic achievements or your ability to learn facts and figures. It is about having the confidence to use this knowledge as a building block to adapt, learn and lead in a variety of different situations. The company is full of very strong personalities and so you will need to demonstrate in the interview that you are capable and confident enough to step up and make people listen, even in challenging situations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate/Management Trainee, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Research the company and its core competencies and make sure you show evidence of your research in your application. Proof read your application as any spelling/grammatical errors will likely lead to a rejection of your application. Make sure you are comfortable with the idea of relocating around the country a few times over the first couple of years, as this will happen. Being a foodie really helps!

Interview Advice: ABF are looking for people who will fit into their business culture - team players, strategic thinkers. In group exercises in assessment centre, make sure you contribute but don't dominate the team, come up with ideas but also consider and reflect on others' opinions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

Supply Chain Management Trainee, Project Management at Unilever

Application Advice: Answer any questions in the STAR format (situation, task, action, result) and give examples from a range of activities you have taken. Make sure you explain why Unilever AND why your business function. For the numerical and logical reasoning tests do lots of practice beforehand.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have researched the company and your chosen business function and can talk about why you chose them. Have examples prepared for when you have demonstrated Unilever's Standards of Leadership, again in the STAR format. For the case study split your time equally between each task and don't panic! It is designed to be hard and for you to be pushed for time. Be confident in the decsions you have made - it is likely the person you are presenting to will play devil's advocate. Make sure you speak up during the group task. If you disagree with someone do so in a constructive way. The selection day is nowhere near as daunting as it would seem. The managers interviewing you want you to do well and will encourage answers out of you. Try not to be too nervous, smile and enjoy it!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Management Graduate Trainee – Operations, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Have a good knowledge of the grad scheme you are applying for, be sure about what you want to do, and just be yourself!

Interview Advice: I was asked lots about my knowledge of the company and the grad scheme I was applying for, but the majority of the questions were based on if I would be a good "fit" for the company.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Management Graduate Trainee – Operations, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Do your homework. Know about the company and the job. Ensure that your strenghts match what is required.

Interview Advice: Again do your research. Be yourself - don't try to be someone that you're not.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Quality Assurance Leader, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: You need to show that you are hardworking and want to make a difference.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Production planner, Planning at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Interview Advice: Be honest, and answer questions truthfully. It's as much about how your personality fits the company as it is about your abilities and skills.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Manufacturing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be passionate, confident in your ideas and ensure you understand all of the different sectors of ABF. Know your stuff but show off your personality too - culture and behaviours are deemed just as important as existing knowledge.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Operational Graduate, Manufacturing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be honest and to make it very clear that your work ethic is paramount to how you will contribute within the company.

Interview Advice: My advice would be to genuinely engage with not only the interviewers but also others going for the same role. A lot of this job involves working with very different people and it would be good to show that you can positively communicate with others.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Management Graduate, Silver Spoon at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Do your research so thoroughly.This is the only way you can really demonstrate a genuine interest in the role. Also it really is best to apply for jobs that you really want to do. It does show at interview.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, you can tick all the boxes but if no one wants to work with you day to day you won't get the role. Don't waste too much time planning group tasks. Some is important but the time is quite short.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Programme Planner, Aftermarket Parts at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be yourself. There are such a variety of individuals here with a wide range of irrelevant to relevant degrees. The most important thing is your personality here, and your willingness to learn. If you are willing to accept that it is a learning process then you'll be fine!

Interview Advice: Sit down before hand and think about what your strengths and weaknesses are, both as a person and in the work environment. Be ready to explain them, and have counters to your weaknesses. For example: I am not particularly strong at excel however I have been working on it, and hear you have excellent training courses, so I am sure that I will be a whizz in no time. It is meant to be challenging! The more confident you put yourself across the more they will challenge you! So if it gets hard and no-one else is struggling then don't panic! Keep it together and keep going!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, IMD at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Strong Character is a Must so be Confident. Be Able to Back up what you Claim, you will be Questioned.

Interview Advice: Strong Character is a Must so be Confident. Be Able to Back up what you Claim, you will be Questioned.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Intel

EU and ESG Customer business Analyst, at Intel

Application Advice: Make sure you are a people person, with good organisation skills and the drive to learn.

Interview Advice: Good presentaton skills, friendly, smile on your face, good computer skills, show ability to learn, good examples of previous jobs and acomplishments.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain

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Unilever

Supply Chain Future Leaders Programme, Supply Chain at Unilever

Application Advice: Prepare to be mobile and understand you might be placed in a role where you will have little social interaction will people same age and same interests.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

UFLP, at Unilever

Application Advice: Think your answers through so they give a real idea of who you are and get someone else to proof read it!

Interview Advice: You need to show real passion with regards to working not only for Unilever, but also in Supply Chain.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

HR Management Tranee, HR at Unilever

Application Advice: Be honest and decisive in your answers.

Interview Advice: Be confident and be yourself. Unilever is unique. You need to fit.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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