Q: What qualifications do I need to apply?
You need to
have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, a bachelor's degree in any
degree discipline by the time you start with us.
Q: Can I apply to more than one programme in the same year?
of our schemes are very different, therefore we would recommend
researching which scheme you feel you would be best suited to before
applying. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
Q: Can I apply to the Gist Graduate Scheme if I graduated more than
two years ago?
Yes you can, as long as you meet our entry
requirements for the Graduate Scheme.
Q: Can I apply if I haven’t graduated yet?
apply for our Graduate Schemes before you graduate, however you will
need to have obtained your degree prior to joining us. We also offer
Industrial Placement Schemes in Operations Management for those students
whose universities have sandwich courses.
Q: I do not have a driving license - can I still apply?
can apply, but please be aware that you will need to possess a full UK
driving license by the time you commence employment with us.
Q: When does the Graduate Scheme start?
Our UK Graduate
and Industrial Placement schemes start in September, so if you are
applying to us in September 2018 then you would join us in September
Q: What does the recruitment process look like?
application screening, you will be asked to partake in a
competency-based video interview with a member of our HR team. If your
video interview is successful, candidates applying to our Operations
Management Scheme will then be invited to attend an insight day at one
of our operational sites, which will involve a tour and a Question and
Answer session with some of our current graduates. You will also have a
competency-based interview with one of our operational managers. The
final stage for all candidates is an assessment centre at our Head
Office in Basingstoke, which will consist of speed interviews, a
presentation and a group exercise.
Q: Will I need to take any online tests as part of the selection
There are no online tests as part of our recruitment
Q: What support do you offer for relocation?
provide accommodation for you in a hotel close to your site for up to
two weeks prior to or from your start date at that site. We will also
put you in touch with a Buddy before you join Gist, who will be a
current graduate with experience of your site who can help to advise you
on the best places to live.
Am I guaranteed a place on the Graduate Scheme if I have completed my
Industrial Placement with Gist?
Similarly to the Graduate
Scheme, we create a tailored development plan for our Industrial
Placement students. We will make an informed decision as to whether our
Graduate Scheme is suitable for an Industrial Placement student
following regular performance reviews and discussions between the
student, their Line Manager and the Graduate Recruitment and Development
Q: What is the process for obtaining a role at Gist once I have
completed the Graduate Scheme?
At Gist, we offer a tailored
development programme throughout the scheme, including regular
performance reviews with your line manager as well as aspirational
discussions with the Graduate Recruitment and Development team. As you
come to the end of the scheme, you will be given plenty of guidance and
support around how best to continue to further your career with Gist.
Q: What benefits will I receive whilst on the Industrial Placement
If you have a successful year with us, you will have
the opportunity to be fast-tracked onto our Operations Management
Scheme. Graduates who are returning Industrial Placements will undertake
a shortened graduate scheme which is reduced in length from two years to
eighteen months, enabling rapid progression within Gist.
You will receive a salary of £19,000 with 25 days holiday; there is
also a discretionary performance-related bonus scheme, pension scheme
You will be allocated a buddy a few months before you start, to help
you get settled into life at Gist. You will also be allocated a mentor
from our senior management team who will be there to offer support and
guidance on your career development within Gist.
We know that moving could be worrying and stressful– we give you time
to find the right place and pay for up to two weeks in a hotel near your
Whether it’s personal or professional, the Employee Assistance
Helpline offers counselling, financial and legal advice as well as an
online health portal
• 25 days holiday
• Discretionary performance-related bonus
• Pension scheme
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