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This week we’re exploring the KEY SKILLS needed to do certain roles in three companies in three different industries to help you decide what might suit you and your skillset. Find out more about Sainsbury’s, Shell and Terrence Higgins Trust below, and by clicking on the links and looking at the related videos.
Sainsbury’s the UK’s second-largest retailer, with over 1400 stores and a huge online presence. Get on board and you’ll find opportunities come thick and fast. You’ll be part of a team working together, bringing new ideas, to create the best experience for customers and colleagues. You’ll also find an inclusive environment that values community, and your contribution to it.
Our graduate scheme: it’s a steep learning curve but you’ll have great support throughout. We’ll pair you with a graduate from our previous cohort and a senior mentor, to coach and offer you guidance as well as the Early Careers Team, who’ll be on hand to offer advice and support. You’ll build a diverse skillset and business-wide knowledge during your time on our two-year programme – the perfect platform for development. When you’ve proved you can do it, you’ll move into a role with greater business responsibility and from there is scope to further progression.
Retail is at the heart of our business and so all of our graduates will spend one placement in our fast-paced stores. In this six-month placement you’ll be training to manage a team whilst delivering great customer service; serving our customers whenever and wherever they want.
Shell employs around 6,000 people in the UK working across a range of activities to help provide the energy we all need.
Whether you join the Technical or Commercial Functions area of the Shell Graduate Programme, you will receive unparalleled formal training that will enhance your career. We’ve designed the programme to give remarkable candidates like you the business knowledge and training you’ll need to become a future leader.
Right from the start, you’ll embark on a comprehensive Onboarding Programme that systematically exposes you to all areas of the organisation. Depending on your chosen path, you’ll participate in a two- to the five-year development programme. This will include two or three rotations that combine on-the-job learning with formal training opportunities. You’ll be given stimulating, hands-on roles, and have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our company values.
On top of a competitive starting salary and other outstanding benefits, you will have the ability to deepen your knowledge through structured learning and contributing to groundbreaking projects. All the while, you’ll be supported by a direct supervisor to provide guidance and constructive feedback, as well as an excellent mentorship programme.
CHARITY: TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST
We’re the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. We support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using our services to achieve good sexual health.
Whatever your background our door is open to you. Our workforce is made up of talented individuals from all sections of the community. We are committed to providing a working environment that encourages, and is supportive of, HIV positive staff. People living with HIV don’t just come to us to use the services; many of the employees in the organisation are living with HIV too.
At Terrence Higgins Trust we value people, their skills, their experience and the contribution they make. We want to make sure coming to work is a good experience for all the people that work here. Everybody at the charity has a role to play in making the organisation a great place to work, and consequently everybody benefits. It’s all about mutual trust and respect.
Over the next few weeks…. This series of articles will give you the inside track on a wide range of employers to help your career decision-making.