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Graduate Job Graduate Programme (German or Dutch speaking)

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Discovery
Reference: J002278
Salary: Competitive  

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Our business is built upon our relationships with each other, our customers and our communities and by joining our graduate programme you’ll support us in achieving our purpose to ‘Create a world without waste to preserve our planet’. To accomplish this we band together to create an environment where individual strengths are leveraged and different perspectives are embraced so all our employees feel that their efforts make a difference.   We empower our employees to make the tough choices and accept and expect accountability.   We consistently look to stay ahead of the curve and thereby encourage creative thinking, challenge existing traditions and aim to exceed our customer expectations.   We care like a family but act like a community, inspiring others with passion to lead by example and with consistency. We also celebrate individual accomplishments, smile and have fun along the way.

About us 

Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) is a global leader in electronics and reuse recycling with more than 25 sites across the globe. Out goal is to be the world’s best, safest and more responsible recycling company. SRS serves global clients across a range of industries to securely and responsibility recycle and manage the disposition of IT equipment and electronic products.

Our asset management and recovery service enables businesses to meet both their social and legal obligations in the retirement of surplus electronic in a legally compliant, data secure, fully traceable and environmentally sustainable manner. With our global reach, expertise and infrastructure, SRS is able to provide a comprehensive solution for e-waste and IT asset disposition anywhere in the world. In continental Europe, SRS operates in:

· United Kingdom · Netherlands · Germany · Sweden · Austria · Poland · Belgium · Czech Republic

What you’ll be doing

The Graduate Development Programme has two paths: Operations or Engineering. In this structured 2 year, rotational development programme, you will be exposed to all aspects of the electronics recycling industry that relate to the path you choose.

Across both paths you will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas and be empowered to make value-based decision as you immerse yourself in a variety of capital projects, new equipment installation/commissioning and continuous/process improvement initiatives across our continental Europe operations.

Through these projects/rotations, you will gain exposure to, and knowledge about, the various functional departments within SRS, such as engineering, production, logistics, safety and finance. This integrated approach will provide diverse experiences across the work environments at SRS, including significant time working outside with the operational teams and developing experience through proximity to our complex processing equipment.

Towards the end of your programme you will build on what you’ve learnt and commence a challenging yet rewarding role, that will allow you to contribute to Sims success while continuing to grow professionally.

What you’ll need

To be successful in this challenging position you will:

  • Have or be on course to achieve a degree or above in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical), Economics, Manufacturing, Logistics or Operations management.
  • Be able to effectively communicate in English
  • Be a self-starter; able to work independently, accept and expect accountability; open to learning and highly motivated.
  • Know how to earn trust, inspire respect and communicate.
  • Have an inquiring mind; resourceful approach and contribute new ideas.
  • Leverage the strength of a team whilst embracing different perspectives.
  • Have excellent customer service skills complimented by your keen eye for detail and a never-ending commitment to delivering results.

You will be assigned to a primary location in either Germany or Netherlands; but flexibility is important, as you’ll be expected to be geographically mobile as you could be assigned to different locations globally for special projects.

What you’ll get

Whilst participating in the Graduate Development programme, you will be paired with a mentor who will provide you with insight, knowledge, support and guidance.   You will also receive interactive, hands-on training, as well as a series of blended learning modules that will help develop and strengthen your professional knowledge and skills.

Your hard work and contribution will be recognised with a competitive salary and a joining bonus on successful completion of probationary period.

Sims in not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status.

Sims Metal Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.


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You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing us. All applications will be processed through Discovery, the retained managing consultants. Due to high volumes of applications, only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews.

Location: EEA

Recruiter Details

0121 665 4060

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