If you’re considering a career in Integrated Logistics (iLog) DE&S offers you an opportunity like no other. The Integrated Logistics Operations Management Graduate Scheme offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and experience through hands on learning and training.
As an Integrated Logistics Operations Management Graduate Scheme member, you’ll work alongside key stakeholders and suppliers to ensure that equipment remains supported and delivers the required performance.
Operations Managers work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders to effectively manage a capability, equipment, or service. They meet requirements from the customer using a range of analytical skills, problem solving, organisational skills as well as project management skills and techniques.
The scheme is a two-year development programme where you’ll rotate through three placements providing you with the opportunity to learn about, and develop into, the role of a DE&S Operations Manager.
You’ll start your first placement on arrival into DE&S where you’ll be provided with the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the organisation and start your onward career development. From here you will start to build your knowledge, skills and experience as you support and deliver to our customers from within your placement teams
You’ll continue your rotations throughout the business moving into various roles to enhance and build on your development. You’ll also be working towards your professional qualification and preparation for your end of scheme assessment and onward business employment.
What you’ll receive
You’ll receive specialist Operations Management training and will work towards your Association for Project Management Project Management Qualification (also known as the APM PMQ).
End of scheme
On successful completion of the scheme, you’ll move into a permanent role as an Operations Manager with the Integrated Logistics function.
Help and support
There’s plenty of support available on this scheme. You’ll have:
- A dedicated scheme manager who’ll be responsible for coordinating your professional training and development throughout the scheme.
- A placement supervisor who’ll oversee your day-to-day management and provide on the job development opportunities.
As part of your application process, you’ll complete an initial online application and an online situational judgement test.
Once you pass the test, you’ll then complete a full application and this includes uploading your CV. Your CV will need to clearly demonstrate the following areas:
- Key achievements
- Relevant experience
- Applied knowledge and skills
If you’re a top scoring candidate you’ll be invited to a formal interview to discuss your key achievements, relevant experience and applied knowledge and skills. You’ll also be assessed against the technical competences and the listed behaviours, aligned to our DE&S Behaviours.
To apply for the scheme you’ll need:
- A degree or be predicted to achieve a degree (minimum third class in any subject).
- It’s also beneficial if you can demonstrate relevant experience demonstrating project or business skills achieved through internships, placements or employment.