Grafton BG Graduates Scheme


Trainee graduate scheme

The aim of the Grafton GB Trainee Graduate Scheme is to develop a pool of talent for management and senior management positions into the future. We offer access to the key areas of our business providing you with the skills and experience to develop personally and professionally. Our graduates are vital to Grafton GB’s ambitious future growth plans and successful candidates will be fast tracked in to the roles that will define our future success.

Management Trainees

The Management Trainee scheme is our entry point for school or college leavers looking to kick-start a focussed career progression into their first supervisory position with two years.   Trainees complete a series of secondments to find out about all the functions of a branch while completing a Level 3 Diploma in Management.  They also receive a structured programme of e-learning, supplier training and personal development before deciding on their chosen career path.

Our graduate programme

Purpose of the role

Working at Grainger

We are proud to work for Grainger and proud of what we do – being a local, responsible and professional landlord. We’re friendly, informal and go out of our way to build personal networks throughout the company, not just with our team. As a responsible business, we take a long-term approach to what we do. We are proud to be a leader in the residential

property sector. This means we are always striving to be the best, whether it’s improving how we do things or finding new opportunities that give us the edge in the residential market. Our expertise is the key to our success, creating confidence in both ourselves and others. At the

heart of all of this is a mutual respect, whether it is for colleagues, customers, competitors, communities or our clients. We also have a passion for achievement and strive for

outstanding results. To make sure this happens each and every day, we have created a working environment in which you can be yourself, get involved and be ‘hands-on’

from day one. Example Placements Acquisitions Assisting with portfolio valuations, appraising and acquiring assets e.g. managing the legal process of buying and selling. Operations

Integrating, managing and letting new PRS properties and providing excellent customer service to residents. Fund & Asset Management Identify opportunities to add value, reduce costs and improve the overall performance and returns of assets. Consider the market from a sales and lettings perspective and meet investor requirements.  Development The delivery of development projects from assisting with planning applications through to managing the sales of units. Property Management Day to day property and facilities management including void,

arrears and maintenance management and lease extensions. Required competencies

In line with our corporate values, we work to the following core principles across the business:

Long-Term approach • Makes decisions with the future in mind • Able to clearly identify priorities


• Confidently offers improvement suggestions

• Thinks ahead and anticipates problems


• Team working: openly shares knowledge and

collaborates with others

• Learns from mistakes


• Resilience; able to recover from setbacks

• Energetic; determined and confident to pursue

initiatives even when faced with challenging obstacles


• Assumes best intentions during times of conflict

• Mindful of the impact one’s behaviour has on others

Passionate about working in residential property

Experience and qualifications required

• An undergraduate or post-graduate property related

qualification 2:1 undergraduate degree

• Right to work in the UK

• Ability to commence full-time in September 2018

• A-level success at grade C or above for three subjects

or equivalent

• A passion to work in residential property

How to apply

Download an application form from the Grainger


Submit your application form to

[email protected] as soon as

possible and no later than 20 April 2018.

Technical Graduate

Job Introduction

Greencore Group plc is a leading  UK manufacturer of convenience foods employing 12,000 people.

We have 17 manufacturing sites producing a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient foods for major retail, manufacturing and foodservice customers.  This is a dynamic and innovative field, which therefore brings many technical challenges. We want to ensure that we are developing skilled technical personnel able to respond to the demands of an exciting business and become the Technical Managers of the future.

We are therefore recruiting two graduates to join our technical team in manufacturing roles in July 2019 and follow our two year graduate programme.

Role Responsibility

This will be a varied role where you will have exposure to different parts of the business during a 2 year programme.  You could be working within quality assurance, including quality control checks and quality monitoring. Other areas may include raw material management, recipe development and process improvement. The role will also involve work on specific projects, as well as customer presentations.

The Ideal Candidate

As a Technical Graduate you will have a passion for food, food science and a desire to be part of the food industry. You will be self-motivated with a proactive approach to delivering results.

You will have strong organisational skills, good time management and be able to work well in a team. Good analytical skills, attention to detail and problem solving skills are also important.

Flexibility will be required in terms of location, and the ability to work in at least two category businesses during the graduate programme.

What you’ll need:

Graduate (or expected to graduate) in Food Science, Food Microbiology or other science related discipline

Passion for food, food science and a desire to be part of the food industry

Self motivated with a proactive approach to delivering results

Able to work with others as a team

Strong organisational skills and good time management

Good analytical skills, able to identify and solve problems

Attention to detail

About the Company

Greencore Group is a fast growing, international convenience food leader, having doubled our sales over the past 5 years. We’re looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too.

We value our people and we expect our people to work the Greencore Way (check out our LinkedIn page or for more information on this)

If you think you have what it takes to make a career out of your passion for food, apply now!



Each September our graduates embark on the intensive programme, which we believe is the perfect start for future high flyers in hospitality.

Over the course of just 12 months, you’ll have the rare opportunity to soar through different departments, work on a real variety of exciting projects and very quickly learn about the organisation as a whole.

Your on-the-job training will consist of a mix of head office roles and positions in our pubs, restaurants and hotels where you’ll really learn how our business operates. In addition, you’ll be expected to join formal training courses that will cement your learning and development even further.