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Graduate Programme UK at Cobham

Where: UK

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Type: Graduate

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Are you looking to kickstart your career with Cobham?

If so, our Programme has what it takes to turn graduates into innovators, pioneers and leaders.

We want to attract and hone the best talent, and that’s why we’ve developed a programme with two distinct streams that provide opportunities for the next generation of leaders. We also believe that the greater the diversity in a company, the greater chance you have of being successful. Therefore, when we’re looking for future leaders, we hire from a range of backgrounds where different ideas and views mean better solutions and more informed decisions.

The programme starts at the beginning of September, and both streams include a series of six-month rotations in various disciplines which will allow you to explore some of our offices in Bournemouth, Marlow, Stevenage, and Wimborne. The recruitment and selection process includes an online application, video interview, online test, telephone conference call and a visit to one of our assessment centres.

Where you are placed in the UK depends on your career aspirations and what stream you decide to follow, but wherever you go with us you’ll find support, development opportunities, regular reviews and frequent training sessions. And unlike other graduate programmes, you’ll be given rotations across all business areas, so you can completely understand Cobham and decide where your strengths lie.

Throughout the programme, you'll have regular performance and development reviews with your assignment manager. You'll also be given a mentor who will provide personal and professional support, and a development log that will help you keep track of your progress. And if you want to gain a relevant professional qualification, such as a chartered status, we'll support you all the way. At the end of the programme, our graduates move into full-time roles and you'll have the opportunity to apply for a permanent position anywhere within the business. Where you end up is up to you, but in a company as diverse as ours, you'll always have interesting opportunities. What’s more, every placement you take part in will be vastly different from the others, and there’ll never be any doubt that the work you’re doing is adding significant value to the company.

You also need at least 300 UCAS points and a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree. We’re interested in graduates from any degree discipline that requires the analysis and manipulation of large amounts of quantitative data, but a degree in a subject like Geography or English could also prove useful. Regardless of your degree focus, we're looking for enthusiasm, an innovative spirit and the kind of big ideas that will help shape the future of Cobham and make a difference in the communities we work in. In return, you’ll have the chance to show us what you can do right from day one, as well as plenty of executive exposure in order to give you the skills you need to become a future leader.

Please be advised, Cobham does not offer sponsorship.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '49987' for more details and to apply.

Finance Graduate Scheme 2017 at Pladis Global

Where: North West England

Deadline: May 2, 2017

Type: Graduate

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There has never been a more exciting time to join the pladis UK & IRE Graduate Programme.

The largest food company in CEEMEA (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa) Yildiz Holding has brought together its core biscuit and confectionery businesses Godiva Chocolatier, United Biscuits, Ulker and DeMet’s Candy Company to form a new global company pladis.
The new entity unites internationally recognised brands:
Godiva, a leading premium chocolate brand worldwide
McVitie’s, a leading biscuit brand with a heritage in the UK and Europe
Ulker, the leading biscuits and confectionery brand in Turkey and Middle East; a love mark in its category.
Together we form a $US5.2 billion business, positioning us as a global leader in the category.

The Finance team is integral to pladis, supporting the business in delivering strong and sustainable profitable growth. By necessity Finance has a hand in every aspect of our business, and as a member of our team, you will gain a real insight into a leading FMCG organisation. Working alongside our business partners, Finance plays a critical role in navigating the business forward and responding to changes in market conditions, customer demands and consumer needs. Naturally, we expect our Finance people to constantly respond to the challenges we face every day and as a result, we are looking for talented individuals who can help drive the business forward.

On the pladis UK & IRE Finance Graduate Programme you will undertake four placements across 2 years in order to give you a breadth of experience and understanding across our Finance funaction, which will support your studies and provide you with a platform to fast track your career. You will be working alongside a team of specialists who will actively support your career development and broaden your knowledge of finance in a FMCG environment. Your placements will include a stint in our transactional accounting function in Liverpool - where you will interact with our offshore-shared service centre in India, a factory placement - where you will work closely with one of our Site Finance teams, Commercial Finance - where you work alongside our sales and marketing teams in developing joint business plans with our customers; and a role in our International Business Team, supporting our global growth and ambitious business plans.

During the 2 years, you will be given day-to-day development support in your role from an experienced Finance Professional. Our finance graduates will also be entered into the CIMA Study Programme, which will provide you with the knowledge and support you need to become a Finance professional with an industry recognised financial qualification.

You will also join the business wide pladis UK & IRE Graduate Programme and regularly meet other Graduates, to undertake focused off the job development including Personal Branding, Effective Communication,Time Management, Project Management, Financial Awareness, Presentation Skills, and Leadership skills. You will be assigned a mentor and also work on a real, cross functional business project, sponsored by our Executive team.You will be assigned a business project in your second year and will have the opportunity to present your proposal to the Executive Board – an opportunity that not every employee gets! We support all our graduates with a Buddy and a Mentor, who will help you settle into life at pladis and provide you with guidance for your career progression.

If you have real passion for Finance and working in a fast-paced industry, then this is a great opportunity for you.

Essential Experience, Skills and Qualifications

  • You must have the Right to live and work in the UK on an indefinite basis.
  • You must have a strong academic background where you have achieved or are working towards a 2.1 or 1st degree.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Location flexibility is critical as you will be required to undertake placements across the UK
  • You must be able to demonstrate teamwork, drive for results and leadership potential

Core benefits of the programme:

  • Starting salary of £26,000
  • 2 year development programme
  • CIMA sponsorship
  • Performance-related bonus
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme
  • Discounts for more than 1,000 shops including: Marks & Spencer, HMV and Vodafone

Company Overview

Yildiz Holding, CEEMEA’s largest food company, has brought together its core biscuit, chocolate, and confectionery businesses Godiva Chocolatier, United Biscuits, Ulker and DeMet’s Candy Company, to form a new global company, “pladis”.

The new entity unites internationally recognised brands Godiva, a leading premium chocolate brand worldwide, McVitie’s, a leading biscuit brand with a heritage in the UK and Europe, and Ulker, the leading biscuits and confectionery brand in Turkey and Middle East; a love mark in its category. Together they form a $US5.2 billion business, positioning pladis as a global leader in the category.

pladis is a global biscuit and confectionery company with operations in 120 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. With annual revenues of US$5.2 billion, pladis has 36 factories in 13 countries and employs 26,000.The company is owned by Yildiz Holding, the largest food company in CEEMEA, and combines three centuries of baking and confectionery expertise by bringing together its iconic Godiva, McVitie’s and Ulker brands.

With a commitment to “promise happiness to the world with every bite”, the company delights consumers with products in sweet and savory biscuits, wafer, cake, chocolate, gum and candy categories.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '50025' for more details and to apply.

Marketing Executive Intern at Industrial Personnel Ltd

Where: South Yorkshire, UK

Deadline: May 4, 2017

Type: Placement Year

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The Company

Industrial Personnel is a specialist recruitment business founded in 1995, in South Yorkshire.

We have an unrivalled reputation for honesty, quality and consistency. These attributes are the foundation of our business and have helped us to become the professional consultancy we are today.

Recruitment is changing and we are leading the way in developing innovative and unique services that go beyond traditional labour provision and meet more complex business needs. Industrial Personnel offers recruitment services and much more: -

Recruitment: Temporary, Permanent, Temp to Perm, Contract, Local, National, Video Interview Facilities

Consultancy: Business Improvement Techniques, Problem Solving, Compliance, Employment Law Advice

Manage services: Outsourced Payroll, HR, Training, Employer Engagement, Site Managed Services

As an owner managed business, we appreciate and also rely on all the business we have worked hard to win and even harder to retain. Our relationship with our clients is much more than a business transaction; it’s personal!

That is why we go that extra mile to continually ‘Meet Demands on Demand’ and we thrive on the fact that we have an emotional connection to our clients- that is what gives us our edge.

The Job

  • Research and identify marketing opportunities.
  • Research and produce recruitment/industry related blog posts for the company’s social media and blogs.
  • Research competitor activity.
  • You will oversee all the company’s social media accounts.
  • You will be creating job advertisements for our clients and advertising them on all our job boards, websites, and social media.
  • You will oversee the production of the company monthly newsletter – this includes everything from producing content to sending it to the printers.
  • Develop an overarching marketing plan with budgets and timescales, to present to management.
  • Prepare marketing and advertising strategies and objectives.
  • Plan and organise promotional activities.
  • Coordinate and develop company literature.
  • Update the company website and all social media with relevant content and current activity.
  • Seek new marketing events/presentations.
  • Writing and placement of press releases.
  • Assist both the sales and operations departments with finding new business opportunities and placing staff.

The Person

  • Driven and determined.
  • Confident and enthusiastic.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Good at communicating both written and verbally, with great attention to detail.
  • Able to work under pressure and pick up new skills quickly.
  • Have high levels of competency in the use of Microsoft Office, Websites and all manner of Social Media.
  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '51901' for more details and to apply.

Researcher/Trainee Consultants at SLM Search & Selection

Where: West Yorkshire, UK

Deadline: May 8, 2017

Type: Placement Year

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Job Summary

To learn all aspects of the Consulting role and assisting with the provision of the research and support facility to consultants/directors

Core Competencies

  • Ability to assess suitability of prospective candidates per general and specific criteria
  • Ability to converse and negotiate with key industry specific stakeholders
  • Ability to develop new business with Key industry stakeholders
  • Sourcing of new candidates to consultants/directors daily in an effective format
  • Awareness of current requirements re: candidates to make consultants aware should a suitable one be located
  • Understanding of web-based research functions and how to employ them to best effect
  • Investigation of potential new research channels – primarily within the e-recruitment domain
  • Provision of administrative and research support to consultants as and when necessary
  • Demonstrate awareness of best business practise
  • Ability to prioritise tasks accordingly in liaison with consultants/directors
  • Administration of e-marketing campaigns with aim of increasing awareness of company name and generation of new business
  • Use & maintenance of company website and other jobsites to advertise current vacancies
  • Liaison with industry press re: publication of job adverts

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '50563' for more details and to apply.

Summer Analyst – June / July 2017 at Fitch Ratings

Where: London, UK

Deadline: May 20, 2017

Type: Internship

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Department Overview

We have a number of openings across our analytical functions: Structured Finance, Corporates, Financial Institutions, Insurance, Sovereigns, Global Infrastructure and International Public Finance within their respective development programmes.

Fitch Ratings is currently inviting applications to our Summer Analyst program, which we are offering in our London, New York and Chicago offices.

Candidates who are pursuing a college, university or graduate degree, who are in the penultimate year of study, are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have a financial flair and a keen interest in credit, fixed income and industry analysis.

This is a ten week program designed to introduce you to broad credit training and to also immerse you in our day-to-day work activities and special projects working with up to two of our various product groups.

You’ll learn about the work we do at Fitch, why we’re so important in the global market, and our culture. You’ll learn the ethical and procedural responsibilities of being an analytical team member. You’ll also receive the exposure, and foundational credit and analytical training that will serve as a strong building block for your future career development. And the most important component is the on-the-job learning opportunities that a Summer Analyst position provides.

Job Description

Financial Institutions:

Fitch has long been the industry leader in the financial institutions sector, providing more ratings worldwide than any other rating agency – on over 3,500 entities and their securities.

Fitch’s financial institutions’ coverage includes not only banks, but also finance and leasing companies, securities firms and asset management organizations. In addition, the group supports dedicated teams for rating specialized securities such as covered bonds.

Structured Finance:

Fitch’s European Structured Finance team maintains existing ratings and assigns ratings to new structured finance transactions. Fitch currently rates Structured Finance transactions across four main asset classes: Asset Backed Securities, Residential Mortgage Backed Securities, Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities and Structured Credit. 
 Fitch Ratings maintains surveillance on over 1,500 European structured finance transactions

We are committed to bringing our legacy of transparency and openness to bear in all areas of the structured finance market. We have developed new investor-focused surveillance tools and enhanced our existing offerings to ensure that a security’s risk is clearly identified and that our opinions continue to be objective and forward-looking. In the complex field of global securitization, Fitch Ratings explores every angle of a transaction so that investors have the additional insight and context necessary to make timely and informed business decisions.


The Fitch Ratings Corporates group provides public and private ratings on companies and their debt instruments, including — bank loans, senior and subordinated debt, commercial paper and preferred stock.

The group's analytical methodology addresses the legal, regulatory and market environments in over 100 countries in which Fitch Ratings operates, with particular emphasis on debt structure. Corporates group analysts continually expand and deepen their research, combining industry expertise with the finest analytical tools to offer well-informed and timely judgments.


The Fitch Ratings Sovereigns Group provides credit research and opinion on more than 100 countries, and assigns ratings to the foreign and local currency debt of sovereign governments that account for virtually all of sovereign international debt issuance.

The Sovereigns group offers forward-looking special reports and a range of web-based analytical tools, allowing investors to access comprehensive economic data and credit indicators and perform relative value analysis. We also host teleconferences, seminars and conferences in the world's major financial centres to keep investors ahead of the curve. The depth and accuracy of our coverage and timeliness of our research are key reasons why the capital markets put their trust in a Fitch Ratings sovereign rating.


Fitch Ratings knows what it takes to deliver value, meaning and insightful ratings to market participants. With coverage across all areas of the insurance market including life, non-life, and reinsurance, our experienced analysts apply an open and balanced approach to credit assessment. Leveraging industry data and well-tested credit metrics, our analytical process is supported by a careful mix of quantitative and qualitative factors. Our global insurance team transforms data into actionable opinions that help investors confidently evaluate risk.

The firm also provides financial strength and debt ratings for more than 2,500 insurance companies globally.

Global Infrastructure Group:

Fitch's Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group (GIG) is responsible for the credit ratings of debt related to infrastructure assets mainly in the transportation, energy, and social infrastructure sectors.

The portfolio includes public ratings and private credit opinions covering a variety of transaction types (project finance, corporate finance and structured finance). The assets include airports, toll roads, ports, rail infrastructure, power plants, oil and gas facilities, wind and solar parks, schools and hospitals. The team's output consists mainly of annual surveillance reviews, new ratings and sector research reports which are published primarily through Fitch's website.

Position Requirements

You will have a strong academic track record and be in the penultimate year of study of a college, university or graduate degree studying a numerate subject ideally related to finance or economics. We also welcome applications from candidates from other disciplines such as engineering and sciences.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to deliver clear and concise analysis.

Additional fluency in another language would be an advantage but is not essential.

Candidates must be able to commit to a 10 week program starting in June/July 2017.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '51063' for more details and to apply.

Online Marketing Executive at The Hut Group

Where: North West England

Deadline: May 27, 2017

Type: Placement Year

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Do you want to learn how to build a global brand?

The Hut Group is one of the fastest growing online retailers on the planet. We are building a world-class business with global ambitions and a disruptive business model.

We architect, build and run our own bespoke software systems and our proprietary technology platform serves our market-leading websites such as Lookfantastic and Myprotein to over 300 million shoppers globally.

We run our marketing like a world-class agency and our marketing and trading teams sit side-by-side working towards the same goal: to make each of our sites the largest and best in the world for their sector. We drive over 330M visits to our sites each year by using our expertise across Organic Search, Paid Advertising, Affiliates & Partnerships, Email and Social Media Marketing.

The Hut Group is looking to recruit Online Marketing Executives to execute business strategy and drive the continued expansion of the Group.

You will have responsibility for:

  • Growth strategy and brand identity for a market leading e-commerce website.
  • Ownership and management of the brand including product reviews, product content, social media and forums.
  • Delivering best in class customer experience partnering closely with design and editorial teams to brief and build engaging product pages that provide the customer with relevant information, advice and conversion opportunity.
  • Identifying new and innovative ways to drive traffic to the website as well as developing and improving traffic from existing channels.
  • Developing relationships with key websites, prioritising new customer acquisition at the lowest cost possible.
  • You will use various marketing channels including Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Paid Search (PPC), Affiliates and ECRM.
  • And will utilise our in-house data & technology platform. With over 7 million customers and 100 million unique visitors per annum, we can share valuable insights on customer behaviour and trends.

Key Skills and Requirements

We are looking to recruit graduates:

  • With a strong academic track record
  • With a strong interest in Digital marketing channels and e-commerce
  • With proven communication and influencing skills
  • Who are commercially astute, driven, ambitious, highly intelligent, hungry for success, fast promotion to leadership and genuine responsibility.
  • Multilingual (desirable but not essential)

We offer:

  • Competitive salaries plus discounts, benefits and quarterly bonuses
  • Real responsibility from the start of your career at THG
  • Rapid Promotion to Leadership
  • Leadership and Development training throughout your career
  • An exciting, fast paced working environment where you will work with and learn from the best in the business
  • We like innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers, people who are capable of thinking outside the box, leading and making key decisions.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '51449' for more details and to apply.

Summer Placements at GlaxoSmithKline

Where: South East England

Deadline: June 3, 2017

Type: Internship

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Corporate Secretariat

Learn how a Global listed company functions at the centre by joining Corporate Secretariat. Understand how the Board interacts with its CEO and Executive Team. Understand how companies respond to feedback from shareholders. Get an overview of the corporate structure and how it facilitates the effective operations of the Group.

Supply Chain

A supply chain summer internship will provide you with an excellent opportunity to gain an understanding of the complexities of supplying a range of pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products to patients around the world. During your summer with us, you’ll gain an all-round view of supply chain management within a large, global healthcare company.


Finance in our business is not just about numbers. It’s about adding value and shaping strategy for the business. Our finance team works in partnership with the whole organisation to drive business planning, manage costs and maximise our cash flow. This helps us to generate new revenue for investment in research and development (R&D) and enhance returns for our shareholders.

Business and Technology

A Business and Technology Consultant at GSK exists to bring compliance, globalisation, productivity and innovation to our operations. Within Information Technology (IT) it is about utilising technology as part of our strategic journey to deliver life enhancing healthcare that enables people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our Business and Technology summer internship offers the unique opportunity to be involved at the heart of one of the most exciting and challenging learning environments in the company.


The Pharmaceutical Marketing summer internship programme is a great way to gain exposure to our commercial business and our company as a whole. You’ll find it both challenging and rewarding - it will stretch your capabilities, but you’ll be given our full support along the way. We’ll provide a combination of formal training with on-the-job support and coaching to bring the best out in you. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to meet and talk to some of our current graduates.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '53187' for more details and to apply.

Internship in Recruitment – International & Offshore markets at Reach International

Where: North West England

Deadline: June 14, 2017

Type: Placement Year

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  • Are you a student or recent graduate interested in an internship and a career in recruitment utilising your skills?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills and the drive, determination and resilience to succeed in an extremely challenging, fast moving and results-based environment?
  • Naturally competitive, with the confidence and credibility to communicate at a senior level, do you strive to be the best at what you do?
  • Do you want to use your skills in a professional, recruitment sales environment?

The ideal intern will be motivated by exceeding targets and being pushed outside their comfort zone, with the ability to demonstrate the competencies required for a career in sales. A keen interest in international travel and overseas destinations and/or languages would be an advantage, (as would some previous business to business telephone sales experience) but these are not essential.

We are seeking students/recent graduates to join our successful International and Offshore teams as Intern Recruitment Consultants. The role of a recruitment consultant is fast paced and pressurised – involving sales, account management, business development, candidate generation and the management of the recruitment lifecycle on behalf of both our clients and candidates. No two days are ever the same and recruitment consultants are constantly challenged in their ability to beat set targets, bring on new business and generate revenue. Please note that Recruitment is not HR, it is 100% sales focused.

If so Reach International could be for you.

As part of its exciting expansion plans, Reach International has recently moved into sizeable Grade A city centre offices based in the heart of Manchester’s Central Business District. This presents fantastic opportunities to become part of a growing recruitment business whilst completing your studies and taking your professional career to that next level. We can provide excellent training, a clear career path limited only by your potential, an entrepreneurial and empowering environment as well as a market leading bonus scheme with outstanding earning potential.

Reach International

Reach International is a market leading, professional recruitment group specialising in the placement of accountancy, finance, financial services and banking professionals, from Newly Qualified to Partner level, exclusively into offshore and international locations. From the Channel Islands to the Caribbean, Australia to the UAE, or Singapore to Russia, we cover the globe!

Experts in our field, Reach International is viewed as the “go to recruiter” for international opportunities. We have built a strong reputation for our professional approach to recruitment and exceptional service delivery, focusing on the recruitment needs of clients whilst balancing those with the career aspirations of candidates.

We work in partnership, across the world, with the Big 4 / Top 20 accountancy firms, multinational Blue Chips and leading financial services institutions, together with the smaller independents and niche boutiques.

Reach International is a fast growing, recruitment consultancy whose ambitious plans and continued success depends upon our ability to attract, develop and retain top talent in each of our specialist offshore and international divisions.

How to Apply

Log in to your 'Career Connect' account and search Reference ID '52349' for more details and to apply.