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Graduate Leadership Development Programme

  • UK, Europe
  • Competitive

James Fisher and Sons Leadership Development Programme

Our company

James Fisher & Sons Plc is a leading provider of innovative marine solutions and specialist engineering services worldwide. With a heritage spanning more than 170 years, James Fisher is a respected global Group that has grown quickly over recent years, both organically and via acquisition, to become an established company within the FTSE 250 Index on the London Stock Exchange. Entrepreneurial in outlook, we encourage innovation, creativity and career ownership. Our new and existing employees continue to develop ideas and lead us successfully into the future.

The Role

The James Fisher graduate development programme is aimed at identifying our future leaders. Over the course of the programme candidates will work across the James Fisher Group and gain exposure to a number of different Group companies and functions. Upon completion of the programme it is expected that the graduates will then be able to take on a leadership position within a Group company to help drive change and transformation.

The Programme

The Programme will involve roles that are hands-on and have a direct impact on business performance. These could be as part of an operations team in the Marine sector, contributing to high profile bids and tenders in the Offshore Renewables market or managing your own project in the Oil & Gas sector.

Following the completion of the scheme you will have had exposure to a number of significant functions within the group such as: project management, operations, sales, commercial management.

To support you, you will receive on the job training to develop your skills to support you within your role, as well as being provided with formal, ongoing management and leadership training. At the completion of the course we will help identify the right full-time position to continue your leadership journey within James Fisher.


You will be expecting a minimum 2:1 in any subject from a recognised university. You will have demonstrated leadership qualities, have strong commercial awareness and skills in influencing and negotiation. We are spread over numerous offices in the UK and internationally therefore you will be able to be based in different locations over the course of the programme and have an interest in international opportunities. Fluency in a 2nd language would therefore be an advantage.

Do you have a natural aptitude for people and leadership? Are you interested in building a career for a diverse and innovative company? Here at James Fisher we are looking for proactive, driven graduates to drive Business change and initiatives. Apply to the James Fisher Graduate Leadership Development Programme today.

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