Graduate Scheme with the UK's Largest Packaging Supplier



Gain invaluable insight into business operations and management – graduates wanted!

Taking a proactive approach to minimising harmful effects on the environment, the UK’s leading packaging supplier is looking for bright graduates for their graduate programme – become a junior manager role within a few years!

Company: Kite

Locations: Coventry, Rotherham, Swindon, Letchworth, Portsmouth, Sittintgbourne, Gateshead, Wantage

Role: Graduate Scheme 

Salary:£23,000 plus company car and regular bonuses

Start Date: August 2020 

Deadline to apply: 25/06/20

Apply now below!


Who is the company?

Kite is an industry-leading packaging company, specialising in buying and selling materials and promoting an environmentally friendly approach to packaging. Founded by a group of like-minded individuals over 20 years ago, the business prides itself on creating capital wealth for their employees, who each have a stake in the business.

Kite has a very supportive culture and encourages employers to forge strong connections across the different business areas. The business looks for people who are collaborative and entrepreneurial, welcoming and encouraging any new innovative ideas that graduates may have!

What is the role?

The graduate programme will run over two years, and will provide you with the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of Kite’s business areas before progressing into a management position. The scheme will start with a 3-month training period, followed by four 6-month placements across different business areas.

In these placements you will gain an in-depth knowledge of Kite’s business, how different operations function, and learn different management styles, developing you into a future leader of the business.

The areas of business include but are not limited to:

– Sales

– Procurement

– Supply Chain

– Marketing

– R&D

– E-commerce

You will be expected to relocate to another location at least twice throughout the duration of your programme, so you MUST be geographically mobile.

Who is best suited to this role?

Kite is looking for hard-working, talented entrepreneurs who are willing to go the extra mile and really get stuck in. You need to be able to work well with everyone from senior management to our shop-floor workers.

Flexibility and self-management is key in this role – Kite is a collaborative business, working on the philosophy of partnership and accountability over hierarchy and politics.

The company is looking for recent graduates (2019/2020) with:

– Strong academics – you must have a 2.1 or above

– Likeability – being able to quickly build a rapport with others

– Strong numerical skills

– A full UK driver’s licence

– The company will not be able to sponsor visas for this role.

Why Should You Apply?

Excellent career progression – opportunity to finish a programme and go straight into a junior manager role within the company.

Career guidance – each candidate will be allocated a managing partner, who is best suited to their personality, to act as their mentor for the duration of the scheme.

Other perks:

– Company car, laptop and mobile

– Bonus at the end of each placement

– Optional £1000 interest free start up loan

– 20 days paid annual leave, plus bank holidays

– Life insurance, pension and an optional healthcare scheme