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Company Profile - Saint Gobain Glass


You'll be surprised what Saint-Gobain can do with a graduate and £1,000,000.

First, we dig deep beneath the surface to identify graduates who have the ability to make things happen - often finding potential in people other companies simply never see.

Then, we pick out graduates that have visible drive, positive influence, and a genuine desire to enter business or engineering management coupled with a logical approach to tackling problems, fast.

We are never dissuaded by the choices you have made in the past, only persuaded by the promise you show for the future. Your degree might be arts, business, engineering or pure science.

Whatever your degree, Saint-Gobain gives you early responsibility for leading people to achieve results. In fact, you can expect to manage a £1,000,000 business within 5 years, thanks to the innovative way we take you through the key issues every serious manager must learn to make any business a success.

Who are we?

Saint-Gobain have been turning new ideas into physical reality for over three centuries. Our customers demand continuous improvement. Every day we look for ways to make materials that are purer, stronger, lighter, and cleverer. 80% of our products are improved every year. 20% are brand new inventions. Our solutions are built to work in the material world. We are not just technical thinkers, we're entrepreneurs.

Saint-Gobain Glass is one of the major Divisions of the Saint-Gobain Group.

Career Opportunities

Saint-Gobain Glass offers a very different opportunity to graduates. They are looking for business managers. There are two key routes, but with the same goal of Business Management within 5 years.


In order to make you successful Saint Gobain provides the right blend of Training and development tailored to you and the needs of the business. You will be working with real Business and Engineering projects to gain necessary exposure and have a visible impact on the business.

You are likely to have three real jobs at any of our businesses across the UK and Ireland, so mobility is an essential. Your first job will be 12 to 18 months, with you really getting to grips with Saint Gobain as company and building your reputation through your contribution. Your next two roles will strengthen your reputation and your management experience to equip you to take on a broader business management role.

Training and Development

Full ongoing Training and support including being assigned to a mentor

What we look for

You will need to have at least 24 UCAS points (300 Points under the new UCAS tariff scheme) and / or an expected 2.1 or above. A placement or relevant work experience will be an advantage. Good spoken & written French will increase your opportunities for working outside the UK.

Our annual intake is for September 2004, when your Training Programme will begin, although it may be possible to start earlier.

For more information regarding Saint-Gobain and a unique insight from some of our other graduates go to our website, or to register your interest in joining a company that can change the way you think click on the link below

What we offer

So, if you think you have the ability to impress one of the worlds largest industrial groups with a turnover of 30 billion euros across 40 countries, we'd definitely like to hear from you. And, with a start salary of £22-25,000 plus pension, share purchase scheme and 25 days holiday you'll definitely want to hear from us.

How to apply

The Graduate Resource Team
Managing Consultancy for Saint Gobain
Discovery Recruitment & Training
30 Ludgate Hill
B3 1EH

Tel : 0121 212 3111

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