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Company Profile - Gist, a member of the BOC Group


Gist is making 21st century business a reality. We're the hidden force that keeps your supermarket's shelves stocked. We're the people who deliver your groceries from the Internet to your door. We get lager to landlords for Carlsberg and in-flight magazines to seat pockets for British Airways.

If today's world is about speed, it's Gist that provides the movement.

It's a big business that's growing at a terrific rate. Already, we handle £4.5bn worth of merchandise each year. And we're part of the large and well-established BOC Group.

In the world of logistics, we're turning things upside down. Take processes - you'd expect everything to happen like clockwork, right? Well it does. But there's more. At Gist, we continually re-examine the way we do things - because the needs of our partners and the demands of their customers are so fluid. We think fast and we stay on our toes. The Gist approach is the future. We know this because blue chip businesses seek our advice on their supply chains on a consultancy basis. Our thinking impacts far beyond our warehouses and offices. Our systems are some of the most technically advanced in existence; our partnerships some of the most challenging.

Think about tomorrow's business world and you'll see logistics at the core, making it all happen.

Join us. Be part of the future. See for details of Accelerate, our graduate management trainee scheme. .

Career Opportunities

Gist's Management Training Programme, Accelerate, offers a fast track opportunity for you to enter the logistics and supply chain management industry. This growing sector offers careers in a number of specialist fields. Our graduates come from a variety of disciplines to train in a diverse range of roles.

Operations Management

Working within our distribution centres nationwide you will experience all aspects of our warehousing and distribution operations.

Being part of the operations stream will involve you working with teams of people and helping them towards achievement of real business targets.

To ensure you gain a broad understanding of our business you will work at a number of our UK sites during your programme. Full mobility is therefore essential.

Human Resources

The cornerstone of our business is people, and our Human Resources department recognises this with initiatives to support business strategy and the development of both our business culture and our individuals.

You will experience many areas of HR including; employee development, resourcing, industrial relations and compensation & benefits. You will work both on site and at head office therefore mobility is essential. We will also support you in studying for the CIPD qualification.

IT Management

Gist IT is a specialised Information Technology Solutions Provider supporting the Gist business. We design, build, implement and manage innovative IT solutions in a safe, robust and cost effective manner, through a mix of intellectual and technology services for internal and external customers.

Training and Development

The training programme has defined learning objectives. These objectives are regularly reviewed to ensure you develop the skills and competencies necessary to succeed in management roles and progress within Gist.

What we look for

At Gist we look for talented graduates who can become our high potential managers of the future. We do this by considering all your strengths and skills, not just your A' Level results. However our successful management trainees must have the following:

  • At least a 2.2 degree.
  • Enthusiasm and drive.
  • Mobility and flexibility - our graduates undertake their training at several different sites across the UK and our operations are open 24/7.
  • The right to work in the UK - unfortunately we do not sponsor work permit applications for graduate trainees.

What we offer

Trainees are given a competitive benefits package including; pension, private health insurance, share-save and subsidized restaurants.

How to apply

Please apply via our website at

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