In today’s stagnant jobs market, fresh graduate jobs in the UK are always welcome – and today we bring you the happy news that Morrisons have opened several of their graduate schemes for 2012/2013 in the past few days.
Despite the fact that their pre-tax profits fell from £449 million to £440 million during the first half of 2012, Morrisons insist that this will not have an effect on its graduate training schemes
– in fact, chief executive Dalton Philips said that it was making “steady progress in a challenging environment”.
So why apply for a graduate scheme with Morrisons? Firstly, you will be able to work within your chosen sector, as they have stacked their shelves with plenty of different schemes which suit every taste.
Secondly, you will be learning every day and be given professional training by what is now the UK’s fourth largest supermarket. Thirdly, Morrisons is looking to launch several convenience stores in London, which may pique your interest if you’re seeking graduate jobs in London
. And fourthly, the scheme will put you in a position to lead and develop your own Morrisons team one day.
Tempted? Morrisons are now accepting applications for programmes in: food, finance, logistics, manufacturing, marketing, construction, real estate, supply chain, buying, IT – and they are offering a group-wide scheme.
Once you’ve made a decision and placed a scheme in your jobs shopping trolley, all that’s left is for it to be scanned by recruiters – and for your skills and experience to be accepted (hopefully). Here is just a taste of what you can expect should your application be successful:
Marketing – The Morrisons marketing graduate programme is considered one of the best in the country. It allows you to obtain your CIM qualification and can get you from Graduate Trainee to Marketing Manager in just two years!
– Finance graduate jobs
are also available at this supermarket giant. This three-year scheme will see you learning quickly, picking up key skills to perform well in this critical element of the business. You will be supported by a ‘buddy’ (someone who has completed the graduate scheme) and a ‘mentor’ (a senior manager) and receive formal training at Morrisons’ acclaimed Academy.
The requirements for the schemes are realistic: you’ll need a Grade B or above in GCSE Maths and English, in addition to 280 UCAS points and a minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline. Work experience in your chosen field is seen as ideal but not necessary. The closing date isn’t until December, so you have plenty of time – but with all this on offer, why would you want to hang around?