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Graduate Job Graduate Operations Trainee - Scotland

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Wolseley UK Limited
Reference: J746
Salary: £25,000  

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Wolseley UK is part of Wolseley plc, the world’s largest trade distributor of plumbing and heating products and a leading supplier of construction materials.  Wolseley PLC is a FTSE 100 company operating in 11 countries, with 3,100 locations and 40,000 people worldwide and an annual turnover of £12.7bn.

Our brands each supply distinct customer groups and stock a wide-range of products including: boilers, radiators, sanitary ware, pumps, valves, air conditioning, refrigeration and drainage.

Our extensive branch network is supported by a sophisticated supply chain and central teams based from our head offices in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire and Ripon, North Yorkshire.


There is no single characteristic that we’re looking for in a graduate. However, we believe you will flourish on our programme if you enjoy learning through hands-on practical experience, in a customer focused environment, where no two days are the same.

You will need to have a strong work ethic, enjoy working as part of a team, and have the ability to lead and build a team through regular communication and great interpersonal skills.  You will show consistency throughout your education achieving a minimum of a 2:2 classification and three ‘B’s at A’ Level.

Wolseley UK managers are customer-oriented and determined to provide prompt and efficient service. They are quick to take responsibility for themselves and their team and aren’t afraid to seize ownership of a project or initiative and to see it through to its successful conclusion. They like to meet people and have the potential to succeed.


Based in our branches for the duration of the programme, you will be exposed to every aspect of our business and culture each day. You will get to interact with our wide range of customers, from self-employed plumbers and builders to major multinational companies, making sure we deliver the very best in customer service. You will learn about our products and how we deliver our customers’ orders on time and in full, as well as the central functions team that support this.

Through the 18 month programme you will complete three placements with the first nine months getting to experience the day-to-day operations of a branch, including counter sales, warehousing and managing stock.  You will undertake an assignment project to tackle a practical business issue.

On your second placement you will be transferred to another branch and work as part of the regional trading director’s team or undertake a business project.

Finally you will be given the opportunity to take on a position as a deputy branch manager, while we continue to support your development for the remaining six months of the programme.


Our Management Training programme is 18 months long and will provide you with real practical experience from day one. Through hands-on interactive placements, regular formal training sessions, working with our managers, and completing business projects, you’ll learn the foundations of our business and develop the skills to take you further in the organisation.

You’ll be an important member of our team right from the start and you’ll be encouraged to roll-up your sleeves, make decisions, use your initiative and put your newly acquired skills into real-time, real-life practise.


For consideration and immediate interview, please apply at

Discovery Graduates are our retained Managing Consultancy.  All direct applications will be passed to Discovery Graduates to be formally assessed. All calls from recruitment companies will be directed to Discovery Graduates.  We believe that every graduate is capable of getting a good graduate job given the right support, advice and training and we only work with companies who recognise the value that the right graduate can bring to their business.

Location: Scotland

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