The Civil Services is a group of government departments that support the delivery of government policies. The Civil service is politically impartial and will work alongside whichever party is in power. As a branch of government, the Civil Services impacts every aspect of daily life from transport to defence, environment to education. The role of the organisation is in delivering policy change across every aspect of life, meaning that there’s endless opportunity for varying roles within the Civil Service. As well as working in front line roles such as veterinary services, web developer, marine biologist or customer service advisor, your role may also include advising ministers and developing future policy based on research and experience.

“Offering access to roles in just about every government department, the Fast Stream opens up a huge range of opportunities for you to explore. And because we look at your talent, not your background, age or degree subject, there’s nothing to stand in your way.”

Keep your eye out for the Fast Track scheme opening during your graduate year and check out this video for more information about working for the Civil Service.

Gist is a transport and logistics company focussing on the entire supply chain management of over 70 countries across the world, delivering temperature-controlled goods and services to a range of big-name clients across the world, from Tesco to Starbucks. Gist strives to deliver innovative solutions to evolve its ever-moving business and maintain its status as a leading logistics organisation. Formed over 50 years ago and now operating with a global network, Gist established the first centralised chilled distribution network in the UK and have been moving forward with their innovative high-quality service ever since. Gist offers several graduate schemes in areas ranging from HR to Engineering, making them an exciting business for recent graduates looking to fast track their career in logistics and related industries. In these graduate schemes, Gist aims to promote mutual growth by investing in their people and training their employees to become managers of the future. Offering structured progression, through performance reviews and a focus on internal recruitment, Gist can offer a rewarding career with attractive benefits.

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Handling around one-quarter of the nation’s seaborne trade and contributing over £7 billion to the economy every year, Associated British Ports (ABP) is the UK’s leading port operator. With a network of 21 ports across the country, ABP supports around 120,000 jobs in all areas of Logistics. With an impressive Graduate Scheme held annually, ABP understands the value of university talent in all areas of their business. The two-year scheme allows you to work in a business area to suit your specialism, whether this is in a logistics specific discipline, such as Port or Property Management, or more general positions, like Finance or HR. Associated British Ports also invest and support local events and activities, allowing their staff to make a difference in their communities. Associated British Ports have more than just competitive salaries to offer their employees, with private health insurance, a great pension scheme, and a variety of discounts to ensure employee satisfaction across all areas.

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Utilising state-of-the-art facilities and a modern fleet of high-end vehicles, FreshLinc focuses on the logistical supply chain management of temperature controlled fresh products across the UK. Founded 25 years ago, FreshLinc’s roots are very much planted in the county of Lincolnshire with a head office in Spalding. Through its continued expansion and development, FreshLinc now has bases across the UK and offers international opportunities across Europe. A role in the transport and logistics industry offers a rewarding career as the industry is essential to the success of all economic sectors. This is especially true in Lincolnshire, which grows 30% of the nation’s vegetables – highlighting the pivotal role you could play in feeding the nation. The industry provides early management responsibility and opportunities to fast-track your career, with a diverse range of projects and objectives to take charge of – allowing you to develop as a multi-talented employee with a wealth of experience in different fields.

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Metsä Woods is a Finnish manufacturer and distributor of high-quality, sustainable wood products with a base in Boston, Lincolnshire. The business is responsible for delivering products to construction and industrial customers in 14 countries across the world. Metsä Woods are part of the Metsä group, which means by joining the organisation you’ll have the opportunity to build your career within an internationally recognised business. Although they do not offer a graduate scheme, the company host a variety of graduate level jobs in a range of exciting areas such as Finance and Logistics. With a strong focus on sustainability, Metsä Woods ensures that they use 100% traceable wood whilst still maintaining their incredible efficiency and are generating forward-thinking initiatives to enable a sustainable long term business model. Metsä Woods also encourage the continuous improvement and development of all their employees and for anyone looking for a career in manufacturing or sustainability, Metsä Woods are an innovative employer who will support you to reach your full potential.

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Phillips 66 is an American multinational energy and logistics company focussing on the refining, transportation, and marketing of crude oil. The company has over 14,000 employees in over 65 countries worldwide and operates in the UK from the Humber Refinery in Immingham, North Lincolnshire. The Humber Refinery is one of the most complex refineries operated by Phillips 66 and amongst some of the most advanced in Europe, with a crude oil procession capacity of 35 million litres per day. With a range of graduate programmes in the UK and the United States, Phillips 66 offers a fantastic ladder into graduate employment. On top of this, the company boasts a variety of benefits such as private medical insurance and an annual bonus scheme. If you’re interested in working for a globally recognised brand with roots in the county, Philips 66 may be a great choice to begin your graduate career.

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DFDS is a Danish shipping and logistics company operating in Lincolnshire out of their base in Immingham. The company boasts a unique network of ports, ferries and container units, culminating in a revenue of just under £2 billion, making it one of the largest of its kind in Europe. As strong believers in supporting their community, DFDS sponsors Copenhagen Pride, celebrating their vision of inclusivity, openness and diversity. DFDS offer a decorated graduate scheme for master’s graduates in their logistics and ferry divisions, featuring a strong development plan and a competitive salary. On their training scheme, you’ll have the opportunity to work abroad on two placements allowing you to develop your skills in different areas of logistics. In the past, graduates from the trainee programme have gone into a variety of positions, from Project Manager to Fleet Manager and Commercial Operator – showcasing the multitude of career paths you could take advantage of. FACT: DFDS has been named the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 9 years in a row.

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Operating throughout the UK, Stagecoach is one of the largest bus operators in the country serving the population of Lincolnshire. As a member of the Financial Times Stock Exchange 250, Stagecoach is one of the highest performing companies in the country. Stagecoach also offers the widely regarded Graduate Leadership Programme, that trains new graduates into managerial roles, and even supports them to become directors of the company. In fact, over 40 of its current directors are university graduates. Stagecoach aims to foster a community of respect and encourages teamwork and openness in all aspects of its operations. With over 30,000 staff at over 100 locations nationwide and a firm belief in investing in their people, Stagecoach has a lot to offer graduates – whether you want to become a specialist in engineering, marketing, or anything in between. Fact: Stagecoach prioritise sustainability and are now the UK’s biggest investor in hybrid-electric bus technology, investing more than £1billion in innovative and greener buses over the past decade.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car is one of the largest transport solutions providers in the world, offering local and airport rentals, and exotic car and van hire. Alongside this range of rental services, Enterprise also provides business solutions for long-term commercial needs. Through its network and regional subsidiaries, Enterprise Rent-A-Car employs more than 100,000 people, operates more than 10,000 branches in over 90 countries, and has a fleet of 2 million vehicles. In the UK, Enterprise has branches and vehicles within 10 miles of 93% of the UK population. Enterprise has a variety of centres across Lincolnshire, as well as an effective Graduate Management Trainee Programme at the foundation of their company structure. This underpins their unique ‘promote-from-within culture’, with almost all their full-time employees starting within this programme – including their current CEO.

FACT: Putting sustainability at the forefront of their business, Enterprise has pledged to plant 50 million trees over 50 years and aims to use their values to become a leader in car rental, sustainability, and innovation.

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Founded in 1923, Interflora is now the world’s largest and most experienced flower delivery network. Located in the heart of Sleaford, Interflora’s business model works by utilising its network of around 900 florists across the UK. With a ‘big but small’ family culture, Interflora drives an ethos of collaboration and openness within their organisation. This is demonstrated through their regular events and get-togethers, allowing employees to unwind and have fun. Not only do employees benefit from such a friendly, supportive and flexible environment, but also receive generous holiday allowances, a company pension scheme, and health insurance among other benefits, as well as ‘peak-treats’ during busy periods and a bouquet on their birthday!

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