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Integrated Logistics Graduate Scheme2022-06-22T15:40:17+01:00

Integrated Logistics Graduate Scheme

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.

Scheme Structure

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.

Year one

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

Year two

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

Bespoke training

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.

Selection process

Stage 1

As part of your application process, you’ll complete an initial online application and an online situational judgement test.

Stage 2

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

Stage 3

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Benefits and discounts

We truly believe that DE&S is a great place to work, and we offer a unique experience for our graduates and apprentices.

We want to ensure that every single employee feels appreciated and fairly rewarded and being part of the Civil Service allows to offer a very unique and attractive benefits package including discounts on cinema tickets, sport and leisure and your weekly shop.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Should you require support with the application process or require any technical assistance please contact the DBS team on 0800 345 7772.

A provisional offer informs you that you have been successful at interview subject to pre-employment checks.  At this stage we will initiate the necessary pre-employment checks, such as security clearance and medical questionnaires. If you are an external candidate, you are strongly advised not to give notice to your current employer until pre-employment checks have successfully been concluded.

Your provisional offer will inform you of the pre-employment checks.  The security checks, which are undertaken by National Security Vetting (NSV) Agency, usually take the longest to complete so you will be invited to commence this aspect once you have been informed that you have completed your interview, as this reduces delays. An invitation to begin the security clearance process is not a guarantee that you will be given an offer.

All candidates will be required to undertake security clearances to the level the role requires prior to commencing employment.  Assuming the candidate completes their security forms and references are returned in a timely fashion, and that no further checks or documents are required, we would expect the individual to be advised that we are in the position to make a formal offer of employment and start discussions to agree an appropriate starting date.

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