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Graduate Job Operations Graduate

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Rothley Ltd
Reference: J1028
Salary: £24,000  

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With nearly 200 years of history, Rothley is one of Europe's leading suppliers of decorative steel tube, DIY and Hardware products to retailers, DIY Multiples, furniture manufacturers, builder's merchants and wholesalers.

Rothley Ltd has long been recognised as the market leader in decorative tube and fittings, both for retail and manufacturing markets. However in recent years Rothley has developed extensive new ranges of stylish and practical DIY and hardware products, many of which have now become market leaders in their own right.

The success of every company comes down to having excellent products, the desire to solve problems and the right team to make it happen.  This is where our Marketing Graduate will come in. We provide an exciting hands-on training experience alongside the Discovery Graduates development programme, The OPEN Programme, which supports graduates in their transition from academia to working life, equipping them with the skills, and encouraging the behaviours that their employers most value.

In a growing economy the success of an organisation comes from their ability to deliver for their customers. Graduates make excellent operations professionals and are a much sought after commodity. They can play an integral part in their organisation’s success by contributing towards the successful operational running of the business. They will be able to demonstrate a strong customer focus, will be able to spot trends, liaise with multiple departments as well as make recommendations on improving processes. Continuous improvement will be at the forefront of their mind. Applying these skills in an exciting operations role will quickly lead to business leadership, growth within the organisation and high earning capacity.

If you have a flair for operations and are looking for the platform to develop further then join Rothley and we’ll support you with the right training to launch your career.

The Role

The role of the Operations Graduate will be to contribute towards the overall running and progression of the business. You will start with a rotational period that will introduce you to the business, their products and their market.

You will have a strong theoretical focus on the business for the first 4-5 months. After this period you’ll be heavily involved in assessing existing processes and forming new routes to lean manufacturing with the most efficient processes coming to fruition.

Continuous improvement will be at the forefront of your role throughout. The operations graduate will also have a strong customer focus and will need to liaise with new and existing clients from a product perspective.

Securing products from oversees will also be part of the role and the ability to source stock, order it effectively and efficiently through the appropriate channels and balance the businesses cash flow will also be part of the operations role.


You must come from a relevant academic background securing a 2:2 or higher at degree level.

A-levels should also be strong with CCC or higher being considered. You will also have the following;

  • Confident and dynamic personality
  • Confident communicator with a personable approach
  • Hands on approach to your work
  • Logical thinker
  • Strong numerical approach
  • Ability to problem solve effectively
  • Willingness to understand and implement industry concepts.


If your application is successful then you will be contacted to conduct a telephone interview which will lead to a first stage assessment centre.

We will be legally obliged to check your eligibility to work in the UK. Please check your eligibility before applying and ensure that you can provide the appropriate original documents.

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

Location: West Midlands

Recruiter Details

Discovery Graduates

0121 665 4060

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