Graduate Management Trainee

  • Northampton (NN5),
  • £25,000 per annum - rising to £26,000 in year two

Who are XPO and what do we do? We’ve been voted the 3rd best place to work in the UK by Glassdoor. We are one of the world’s ten largest providers of transportation and logistics services partnering with well-known brands, such as Sainsbury’s, ASOS, B&Q and adidas. We don’t want to brag, but we’ve also been named the World’s Most Admired Company in trucking, transportation and logistics for 2019 by Fortune (#1 in the industry).

Why is the XPO Graduate Programme the perfect step for you?

You’ve left university and there’s suddenly a multitude of choices and businesses that offer graduate schemes, we’re going to need to stand out, right? Here’s some of the common questions asked from graduates that have previously been through our programme:

Is there any training and development? – There definitely is. We’ll put you through your IOSH (Health & Safety qualification), Transport Manager CPC (a qualification that allows you to run a transport operation) and Level 3 Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management (a fully recognised qualification to help you become an outstanding leader). On top of this, we have a brand new e-learning training portal called XPO University which will support your ongoing development.


How will I understand a business the size of XPO? – You’ll complete four placements of six months in different areas of our business across the country. In total, the programme will last for two years so you’ll need to be flexible to move around. You’ll cover areas including operations, warehousing, transport and projects to name a few.


What support will I receive? – A dedicated support network including a personal mentor to help you through your two-year journey. You’ll be starting your career at the same time as other graduates so you can share your experiences with each other. Not only that, part of this support network will be from senior managers that also came through the very same programme!


Will you invest in my career? Absolutely! Every graduate that joins XPO receives a permanent job at the end of the two-year programme. You’ll use these two years to establish yourself in our business, build your networks and see what area best suits your skillset.


Will I see any progression? – In 2018 exactly half of all our hires were filled with internal applicants! You’ll have access to all of our live vacancies and be pushed to accelerate your career with us.

How does that sound?

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what one of our current graduate’s posted on Glassdoor:

“Great development opportunities! The company invest a lot of time and training which can help for career progression. Your hard work will get noticed and rewarded and company values are instilled in the workplace culture. The team are supportive and open with welcoming colleagues at every site I have visited.”

You will receive a starting salary of £25,000 raising to £26,000 after year one. As well as this, you’ll receive 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and the option to buy an additional five days should you love a good holiday. We also offer a variety of high street discounts such as PureGym, Superdry, Pizza Hut and Apple plus many more!

What are you waiting for? We have the career, the support network and perfect opportunity. We’re just missing one thing, you! Apply now, you could be our future Managing Director - closing date is midnight on Friday 29th March.

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