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Employer Profiles
(and Graduate Assessment Process)

August 2009
AkzoNobel Address details
With the merger of ICI Paints and AkzoNobel in 2008, AkzoNobel has become AkzoNobel ICI Paints,
the world’s largest coatings and decorative paints manufacturer and the leading Wexham Road, Slough, Berkshire,
supplier of specialty chemicals. A Global Fortune 500 company and listed SL2 5DS, United Kingdom
on FTSE4Good and Down Jones Sustainability Indexes, our brands are well
recognised, bring colour to the world, allow us to travel and communicate, Contact person
and to furnish our homes and offices. Our business is divided into three separate Natalia Jarzombek
operations: Decorative Paints, Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals. Recruitment Advisor
grad.recruitment@akzonobel.com
Decorative Paints
Our placements are in the Decorative Paints division based in Slough, near London. Website
We’re home to famous names like Dulux, Cuprinol, Glidden, Hammerite, Sikkens, www.akzonobel.com/graduates
International, Polycell and many more. Every day, our products protect the buildings
and infrastructure around the globe and promote safety and good health. They are Functions recruited into
used everywhere from Wembley Stadium and Sydney Harbour Bridge to your own Marketing, Customer Business
front door. Development/Sales, Supply Chain,
Engineering for Manufacturing,
Sustainability with AkzoNobel Research & Development, Finance,
We are passionately committed to sustainability and in the Decorative Paints Division IT, Purchasing
alone we have produced 67% less Ozone generators, reduced greenhouse gases
by 18% and energy use by 13% between 2000 and 2005. In addition we’ve removed Application details
one million litres of volatile organic compounds from our water based paint, our Dulux Apply online at
Trade Ecosure range was a category finalist at the Green Business Awards 2008 www.akzonobel.com/graduates
and, as part of the AkzoNobel Community Programme, we have supported almost Vacancies go live in early October
800 projects across the world. each year. For closing dates please
visit our website
Graduate Development Programme
Our business is about delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today and our Graduate Degree disciplines/degree class
Development Programme is about enabling graduates to be the best that they can be. required
We’ll nurture their talents and invest in their development so that they can contribute A minimum 2:1 (predicted
to making both their career and our business a success. From day one they’ll be fully or achieved) and a minimum of 280
integrated into the business and working on real-life company issues as their UCAS points. For R&D roles -
development is supported by training events aimed to enhance their business-based Chemistry degree, for Supply Chain
knowledge as well as their management and team working skills. roles – Mechanical or Chemical
Engineering; for Commercial roles –
Undergraduate Opportunities any degree discipline
Undergraduates can gain real hands-on work experience by applying for the Summer
Internships or Industrial Placements. These opportunities are an excellent way Salary and benefits
for students to show us their talents and potential if they’re considering a future Competitive salary, joining bonus,
application to our Graduate Development Programme. pension scheme, 25 days holiday
entitlement, private healthcare, staff
discount
The Company Contact
For over 200 years, Cadbury has been THE name in chocolate and confectionery; Cadbury UK
making brands that people love; household names, fun, iconic brands that bring Bournville Place
moments of pleasure to people the world over. It’s a place where careers are made, Bournville
and reputations are built – an exciting, stimulating, challenging place to work. We are Birmingham
an organisation where high performance drives impressive growth, a modern, vibrant B30 2LU
place with strong values at heart. We believe that great people make great products, T: 0121 787 2437
so growth, development and opportunity are firmly embedded in our culture.
E-mail
Graduate Programme Graduate Recruitment Advisor
Each year we select a handful of talented, enthusiastic graduates. We choose sarah.rice@cadbury.com
people who are excited to become part of the UK’s largest confectionery
company; who are passionate about the idea of working on our big name brands. Graduate Recruitment Administrator
Right from the start, graduates get involved with real work, real learning and a Emma.Griffiths@cadbury.com
challenging experience that’ll turn into future leaders of our business.
Contact for candidates:
Functions Emma.Griffiths@cadbury.com
Sales & Marketing –identify and track consumer and market trends, strengthening T: 0121 787 2437
brands and creating new ones
Finance – provide sound measurement and analysis to help make the right business Website:
decisions www.cadburygraduates.co.uk
Supply chain - enable profitable growth by planning, sourcing, making and
delivering their brands to Locations
Engineering –facing the challenges of large-scale production Throughout the UK and Ireland.
and given the accountability for making key decisions with the freedom to pioneer
innovative solutions. Annual Vacancies
Science & Technology –help formulate the next generation of confectionery best 14-18 Graduates
sellers. High-level scientific innovation to getting hands-on customers (please note it 20-30 Industrial Placements
is highly likely we will not recruit into S&T for 2009/10 intake)
Applications
Internship/Industrial Placement Programme 2009/10 Online through website only.
- Science and Technology (Including a Finance based role)- We will be Vacancies go live in October each
recruiting S&T interns for 2009/10 year. Closing date advertised
- Manufacturing and Engineering accordingly on the website.
- Sales (Field Sales)
International Students
We accept applications from both EU
On all placement programmes students will work closely with the team and making an
and non EU residents. However,
active contribution to the business. They have regular meetings with line managers to
please be aware that we are legally
ensure their progressing, developing and getting the most from the experience.
obliged to give preference to EU
Requirements residents and as such we will only be
able to employ non EU residents if
We look for a 2-1 or above (predicted or achieved)
they are exceptional candidates and
For Engineering an engineering background is essential
we are able to prove that they are
For Science and Technology a science or chemical engineering degree is essential
providing skills that someone with a
work permit cannot provide
Raising awareness
We have risen to position 47 in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. We are keen
to continue educating people of the wide range of graduate opportunities at Cadbury,
in particular areas such as engineering, science and technology and Finance
opportunities, which may not be an obvious area for FMCG.

Links with Universities


We are very keen to work closely with careers advisors and academics to find ways
of attracting the most talented graduates to apply for our opportunities.
The Company Contact
Danone is a world leader in dairy products, bottled water baby food and medical Danone
nutrition. The Group employs almost 90,000 people with our brands’ presence in International House
more than 120 countries. Danone’s mission is to bring health through food and 7 High Street,
beverages to a maximum number of people. We are dedicated to good nutrition London W5 5DW
and doing things in the best interests of our customers, our employees and the T: 020-799-5800
planet. With a portfolio of major international brands including Evian, Actimel,
Volvic and Activia, Danone is a company that’s anything but ordinary. Our culture is E-mail
based on values that bring out the best in people; humanism, openness, proximity Graduate Recruitment Manager:
and enthusiasm (HOPE). We’ve also recently been crowned winner of the UK's 2009 alice.bertin@danone.com
best workplaces showing that the work ethos and atmosphere at Danone UK really is
second to none. This is one of the reasons behind the business' success as we are Contact for candidates:
currently enjoying double digit growth year on year on the dairy side of our business. careers.ukireland@danone.com

Graduate Programme
We recruit between 10 - 15 graduates a year 90% of which start their career in Website:
Danone in sales. Graduates join our business in real roles from the outset and will www.danone.co.uk
receive full induction and training accordingly (average 27 hours/per person/year).
Locations
Subjects Throughout the UK.

For all our roles : Annual Vacancies


Any degree discipline 10 - 15 graduates
10 + Industrial Placements

Internship/Industrial Placement Programme – We offer around 10 Industrial Applications


Placement year opportunities across marketing, supply chain, finance and sales Online through website only,
throughout the year
Requirements
We look for a 2-1 or above (predicted or achieved). Minimum of 320 UCAS points International Students
We are unable to progress
Raising awareness applications from candidates who do
Danone UK have just been awarded Number 1 Great Place to Work in the UK 20009. not have full eligibility to work in the
We are keen to educate people on the different roles within FMCG ; sales, UK indefinitely.
marketing, finance and supply chain as well as the key strengths we are looking to
recruit against for each.

Links with Universities


We are very keen to work closely with careers advisors and academics to find ways
of attracting the most talented graduates to apply for our opportunities. We are willing
to provide support with any course materials for case studies/projects to academics
and we have already started to deliver skills sessions to students on campus.
The Company Contact
Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company with an amazing portfolio of Diageo Plc
beverage alcohol brands across spirits,wine and beer categories. These brands 8 Henrietta Place
include: Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, Baileys, J&B, José Cuervo, London
Tanqueray, Guinness, Crown Royal, Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards W1G 0NB
wines, and Bushmills Irish whiskey. Diageo is a global company, trading in over 180 T: 0207 927 4700
markets around the world, employing around 23,000 talented employees worldwide.
Led by a global leadership community, Diageo operates 35 distilleries, 15 breweries E-mail
& 10 wineries around the world including GB, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Spain, Italy, Early Career Manager, Europe
Africa, Latin America, Australia, India and the Caribbean. Sally.brookes@diageo.com

Diageo was formed in 1997, following the merger of GrandMet and Guinness, and is
headquartered in London. The word Diageo comes from the Latin for day (dia) and Contact for candidates:
the Greek for world (geo). We take this to mean every day, everywhere, people http://www.diageo-
celebrate with our brands. careers.com/Pages/Contactus.aspx

Website:
www.diageo.com-careers
Graduate Programme
We recruit between 50 – 55 graduates a year across various locations within Europe, Locations
in the business areas listed below. All graduates from across the programmes within Global
Europe congregate in London to attend the same 2 day corporate induction. This is
combined with on-going connect sessions throughout the year, as well as their own Annual Vacancies
function specific training programme/professional qualification studies sponsored by Circa 50 across Europe
the company. All graduates are assigned a ‘buddy’ in year 1 plus mentor, who is a
senior business leader, for the entire duration of their graduate programme of
approximately 3 years. Applications
Online through website only.
Vacancies are posted on the website
Subjects around Sept/ October each year.
Each function has a different closing
Sales & Marketing date advertised accordingly on the
HR graduate website
Finance
Supply Chain International Students
We are unable to progress
applications from candidates who do
Internship/Industrial Placement Programme – We currently do not offer around not have full eligibility to work in the
internship programmes in Diageo, however we will be reviewing this in due course. UK indefinitely.

Requirements
We look for a 2-1 or above (predicted or achieved). Minimum of 320 UCAS points
and examples of positions of responsibility and/ or team leadership

Raising awareness
For the last 2 years Diageo worked with an external partner, Moloney Search, to
headhunt our graduates. As such our brand presence on campus has been rather
limited. As such Diageo has since fallen from the Times Top 100 companies. After a
review of our strategy we have decided to bring graduate sourcing in-house but
maintain a very focused and targeted attraction strategy. Working more directly with
careers advisors and students we hope to bring Diageo back into the Top 100.
Links with Universities
We are very keen to work closely with careers advisors and academics to find ways
of attracting the most talented graduates to apply for our opportunities.
The Company Contact
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a place where ideas come to life. As one of the world’s GSK
leading research-based pharmaceutical companies, GSK is dedicated to delivering 980 Great West Road
products and medicines that help millions of people around the world to do more, feel Brentford
better and live longer. We also have a consumer healthcare portfolio comprising of Middlesex
over- the-counter medicines, oral care products and nutritional healthcare drinks. So TW8 9GS
whilst some people depend on GSK’s medicines and vaccines to tackle and prevent T: 020 8047 5000
life threatening illnesses, others choose best selling nutritional brands such as
Lucozade and Ribena to help them enjoy an active and healthy life.
E-mail
Graduate Programme Graduate Recruitment Account
We recruit between 30-40 graduates a year, offering opportunities in Finance, Manager:
Engineering, IT, Purchasing and Sales and Marketing. We also offer graduates an amy.e.francis@gsk.com
opportunity to apply for direct entry roles at GSK such as field sales positions. New
starters at GSK soon see that there is no such thing as a typical career path. With so
much geographical and business diversity on offer there are plenty of opportunities to Website:
learn and develop. www.gsk.com/uk-students

Internship/Industrial Placement Programme – We offer around 100 Industrial


Placement year opportunities within the following areas: IT, Sales, Marketing, Locations
Communications, HR and Finance. We also offer 8-10 week summer placements Throughout the UK.
within Marketing and Purchasing.

Requirements Annual Vacancies


We look for a 2-1 or above (predicted or achieved) for the majority of our graduate 30-40 graduates
programmes. 100 Industrial Placements
12 summer internships
Raising awareness
GlaxoSmithKline is in the top 20 Graduate Employers as voted for by students in the
Times Top 100, we are also the top Pharmaceutical company. It’s a fact that science Applications
is a vital part of what we do however if you look beyond that we offer a variety of Online through website only.
opportunities from specialist departments for graduates from any degree background. Vacancies go live in September each
Making these opportunities known to students is our key challenge. year. Please see website for closing
dates, early applications are
Links with Universities recommended.
We realise that building relationships with our target universities is key to our
success. We are keen to work closely together to develop longer term relationships to
enable students to find the best possible placement and for graduates to find the best
possible graduate role.
The Company
Kerry Group was established in County Kerry, Ireland, as a dairy cooperative in
1972 and has grown considerably through organic growth and strategic
acquisition ever since. Kerry Group is now a leading international food and food
ingredients corporation with over 23,000 employees and an annual turnover in
excess of €4.8 billion. The business is split 3 divisions including Kerry
Ingredients & Flavours, Kerry Foods and Kerry Agribusiness. Contact
We currently have graduate roles available within our Kerry Foods division - a HR Department
dynamic and innovative company within the FMCG sector. Kerry Foods Ltd.
Kerry Foods are responsible for some of the UK and Ireland’s most well known Thorpe Lea Manor
brands, holding the number one position in many of our markets. Our brands Thorpe Lea Road
include Cheestrings, Mattesons, Greens, Homepride (flour), Walls (sausages), Egham
Denny, Freshways and Richmond. Surrey
In addition to this we are a leading producer of supermarket private label TW20 8HY
products such as chilled and frozen ready meals, cooked meats, pastry
T: +44 1784 223 362
products, cheese and dairy products and sandwiches.
Kerry Foods company culture demonstrates a belief in both innovation and
empowerment and we are looking for graduates who are ready and willing to
E-mail
take on the responsibility of driving our business forward as future Kerry Group
Human Resource Officer-Grainne
managers.
Fitzgerald
graduates@kerryfoods.co.uk
Graduate Programme
Kerry Foods offers a 2 year graduate development programme culminating in a
Diploma in Management accredited by the Chartered Management Institute
Contact for candidates:
(CMI). Functions include HR, IT, Finance, Technical and Quality, Process
www.kerrygroup.com
Development, Product We invest time and money in our graduates, as we
believe they are the business leaders of the future. Many of our Senior
Website:
Managers including our Chief Financial Officer are former Kerry Graduates,
www.kerrygroup.com
which is a testament to the success of the programme.
Locations
Subjects
UK
Sales & Marketing
HR Annual Vacancies
Finance 20-25
Supply Chain
Quality Assurance Applications
Process Development Online through website only.
Product Development Vacancies are posted on the
website around Sept/ October
Engineering each year. Deadline is generally
Manufacturing the same for all functions.
IT
International Students
We are unable to progress
Internship/Industrial Placement Programme – We are currently accepting
applications from candidates who
CV’s for work placements lasting longer than 4 months.
do not have full eligibility to work in
the UK indefinitely.
Requirements
We look for a 2-1 or above (predicted or achieved). Minimum of 320 UCAS
points and examples of positions of responsibility and/ or team leadership

Raising awareness
Kerry Group’s graduate programme has been established for over twenty years
and while the company is extremely well known in Ireland, we are trying to
establish more awareness among students in the UK. While many students may
be aware of our brands we find that they are not as aware of Kerry Foods as the
company behind these brands, this is something that we are really aiming to
change. Throughout the years we have targeted specific colleges and courses in
order to attract the right calibre of graduates for our business. In most recent
years we have found that while this strategy does work well for us, we would like
to raise the profile of the company in all universities so that students are more
aware of us, and of what our graduate programme can offer them.
Links with Universities
We are very keen to form good relationships with career advisors so that in the
future we can work together to help students make the right choice in their
career path.
The Company Contact
L’Oréal is a global leader in the cosmetics industry and one of the world’s most L’Oréal UK & Ireland
successful FMCG companies. Voted the UK’s No. 1 FMCG employer of choice 255 Hammersmith Road
(Universum Student Survey, 2009), L’Oréal’s business is driven by the development London
of innovative products to meet the diverse needs of consumers in 130 countries W6 8AZ
worldwide. With annual consolidated sales in 2008 of €17.542 billion, the company
employs more than 67,500 people in 62 countries and manufactures 4.6 billion E-mail
products in 42 industrial plants around the world. The prestigious portfolio of leading Michelle Cinamon
personal care products brands are developed by scientists in the company’s 16 mcinamon@uk.loreal.com
research & development centers around the world and includes: L'Oréal Paris,
Garnier, Maybelline New York, SoftSheen-Carson, Lancome, Giorgio Armani, Shu Contact for candidates:
Uemura, Yves Saint Laurent Beaute, Viktor & Rolf, Diesel, Cacharel, Kiehl’s, Ralph www.lorealbusinessclass.co.uk
Lauren, Biotherm, L'Oréal Professionnel, Kerastase, Redken 5th Avenue NYC,
Matrix, Logics, Mizani, PureOlogy, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, Sanoflore, Dermablend, Website:
SkinCeuticals and The Body Shop. www.lorealbusinessclass.co.uk

Graduate Programme Locations


Each year L’Oréal offers up to 30 high-calibre graduates a 12 month, individually Europe
tailored development programme. They are given the opportunity to experience three
key areas of L’Oréal’s business to help prepare them for future key leadership roles. Annual Vacancies
They could find themselves deep in negotiations with senior buyers at Britain’s largest Up to 30 graduates & circa 70
retailers, or masterminding an industry-leading launch strategy for one of our world interns.
renowned brands. Or they might be better suited to tackling the logistical challenges
presented by a company that produces over 4.5 billion products per year, or to Applications
managing part of L’Oréal’s €17.5 billion annual sales revenue. There are five routes on to the
L’Oréal Management trainee
Subjects programme:
Marketing
Commercial 1 – Online application at
Finance www.lorealbusinessclass.co.uk
Supply Chain
2 – Taking part in one of our
Internship/Industrial Placement Programme business games, such as
L’Oréal offers 3, 6, 9 & 12 month internships in the UK and abroad, through our Brandstorm.
EurOpportunity programme.
3 – Recruitment following an
Requirements internship in the UK.
For our graduate programme we require a 2:1 or above (predicted or achieved) in any
subject and a minimum 300 UCAS points. For our Internship programme we require a 4 – Recruitment following an
minimum 300 UCAS points for student still at university. international internship with our
EurOpportunity programme.
Raising awareness
This year we are actively targeting Manchester, Bristol, Oxford, Bath, Nottingham, 5 – Recruitment following
Cambridge, Dublin and London universities with skills workshops, campus outstanding performance as a
presentations, campus ambassador activity or a combination of these. We sponsor a student campus ambassador.
variety of university societies, from sports team to cultural groups. Our hugely
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successful student business game ‘Brandstorm’ is now in its 18 year and is a key International Students
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tool in developing relationships with talented students. L’Oréal is currently ranked 23 We welcome applications from
in the Times Top 100 graduate Recruiters, having climbed 7 places in the last two international students.
years.

Links with Universities


We maintain good current relationships with several universities’ careers services and
are always keen to develop contacts with others. Information regarding careers fairs
and presentations or other opportunities is very welcome.
The Company Contact
Although famous for NESCAFÉ and Kit Kat, we are not only a coffee and chocolate Nestle
company! As the world’s foremost nutrition, health and wellness company, St Georges House
manufacturing across 480 factories in 86 countries, it is estimated that around 95% of Croydon
households in the UK alone consume Nestlé products. Nestlé employs around Surrey
280,000 worldwide to produce waters, milks & creams, pasta, Herta and Maggi as CR9 1NR
well as much loved confectionary and coffee brands. T: 0208 667 5909

Graduate Programme E-mail


We recruit between 25-30 graduates a year in the following business areas, Graduate Recruitment Manager:
Engineering, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Performance, Sales, Marketing, HR, Claire.adams@uk.nestle.com
Finance and Supply Chain. All graduates attend the same initial induction plus 4 other
training days throughout the ongoing 2 year programme as well as their own function Recruitment Co-ordinator:
specific training programme/professional qualification studies sponsored by the Jade.madgett@uk.nestle.com
company.
Contact for candidates:
Subjects graduates@uk.nestle.com
T: 0208 686 3333
Engineering Roles Sales, Marketing, HR,
Mechanical Finance, Supply Chain, Website:
Electrical Manufacturing Perf. Roles www.nestle.co.uk/careers/graduates
Chemical Any Degree Discipline
Locations
Quality Assurance Roles Throughout the UK.
Food Science
Chemistry Annual Vacancies
25-35 graduates
10 Industrial Placements
5-6 summer internships
Internship/Industrial Placement Programme – We offer around 10 Industrial
Applications
Placement year opportunities, 3x Engineering, 5x IT, 1x supply chain and 1x HR and
Online through website only.
10 week summer internships in our Sales function.
Vacancies go live in October each
year. Each function has a different
Requirements
closing date advertised accordingly
We look for a 2-1 or above (predicted or achieved). Minimum of 320 UCAS points
on the graduate website
Raising awareness
International Students
We have just been voted back into the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers list this
We are unable to progress
year which we are very proud of and is evidence of an increasing presence on
applications from candidates who do
campus. We are keen to continue educating people of the wide range of graduate
not have full eligibility to work in the
opportunities at Nestle. Raising awareness of engineering opportunities is a particular
UK indefinitely.
focus as this tends to be a role students don’t associate with us at present.

Links with Universities


We are very keen to work closely with careers advisors and academics to find ways
of attracting the most talented graduates to apply for our opportunities. We are willing
to provide support with any course materials for case studies/projects to academics
and the graduate recruitment team are keen to start deliver skills sessions to students
on campus.
About P&G Contact
• World’s largest FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) company Procter & Gamble UK
• We are a $76 billion business, one of the largest in the world The Heights
• Over 300 brands with 24 billion dollar brands, including Pringles, Olay, Ariel, Brooklands
Braun, Duracell, Gillette, Wella, Head & Shoulders, Iams, Oral-B, Pampers Weybridge
and Pantene Surrey
• 140,000 employees operating in over 80 countries (10,000+ employees in KT13 0XP
UK) T: 01932 896447

Opportunities We Offer E-mail


Internships & Placements – 10 and 12 week summer internships as well as a few 6- Talent Supply Manager: Charlotte
12 month placements. Summer internships are our preferred method of hiring – many Griffiths - griffiths.c@pg.com
of our interns receive full-time job offers once they have finished their internship. We
pay interns £1,725 per month (approx £21k pro rata). Talent Supply Coordinator: Sam
Commercial Courses & Academies – short, all-expenses-paid events normally lasting Phillips – phillips.st@pg.com
2-3 days designed to give students commercial exposure as well as the chance at a
job offer. Contact for candidates:
Full-Time Graduate Opportunities – graduates start with a real job and real Recunitedkingdm@pg.com
responsibility from day one. No deadlines as we recruit year-round. We take grads
from all disciplines, the only exceptions being Research & Development and Product Website:
Supply which require appropriate scientific and engineering background respectively. www.pgcareers.com
Starting salary is £27,600; Masters and PhD students receive higher starting salaries
where their qualification is directly relevant to the job. Locations
Broad Functional Choice – we recruit into Marketing, Customer Business Throughout the UK, Ireland and
Development (Sales), Finance & Accounting, Information & Decision Solutions (IT Western Europe.
management), Consumer & Market Knowledge, Human Resources, Research &
Development, Strategic Purchasing, Manufacturing, Engineering and Customer Annual Vacancies
Service & Logistics. 130 ( including Internships)

How is P&G Different? Applications


Promote from within – every senior manager either started at graduate entry level or Online through website only.
joined the company through an acquisition.
Huge investment in personal development and training – since we rely on our Recruitment for full time roles is
graduate talent pool to become the leaders of tomorrow, we believe very strongly in ongoing with positions filled on a first
investing in them. come first serve basis.
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Real job from day one – we believe that people learn best in real situations, so our Internship deadlines 31 December
interns and graduates start with real responsibility from their first day. 09 (for decision by mid March) and
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We are growing future leaders – P&G alumni include current CEOs, COOs & CIOs of 31 March (for decision by mid May).
companies like Ebay, Saatchi & Saatchi, Microsoft, Maybelline, British Sugar, BAA
and Anglo-American. Online application includes a multiple
We provide careers, not just a first job – with assignment changes every 18-36 choice questionnaire and short figural
months, we keep our people challenged and interested, so they can have a whole reasoning test. Successful applicants
career with us and not just a first job. will then be invited to sit a paper
We value individuals – as is made obvious by our focus on work-life balance, flexible based reasoning test, followed by
work arrangements, opportunities for sabbaticals and belief in diversity. competency based interviews. This
process is the same for all vacancies.
External Recognition If applicants apply to more than one
Ranked 13th on the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2009 role, only the first application will be
“Graduate Employer of Choice” for Sales & Marketing (The Times, High Fliers) processed. They cannot reapply
Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies 2009: Sixth place in overall ranking, within 12 months if unsuccessful.
obtaining first place for both ‘Quality of Management’ and ‘People Management’
Listed in Top 50 Best Workplaces in UK by Great Place to Work Institute, 2009
Winner of Target Jobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, FMCG Sector 2009

Working With Careers Services


We are interested in:
• Advertising our vacancies on your website (if possible)
• Running skills sessions for students
The Company Contact
Tate & Lyle
Tate & Lyle has been refining sugar continuously at its London based refinery since Thames Refinery
1878. 130 years later it’s still going strong and today employs around 1000 people, Factory Road
including contractors. Not many companies have remained a favourite household Silvertown
brand - producing the same family of products, at the same location, for well over a London
century - so what’s the secret of its success? The answer lies in its people and its E16 2EW
core values: safety, integrity, knowledge and innovation. So, while Tate & Lyle may T: 0207 474 4455
still be based in the same place, new developments continue apace.
E-mail
Graduate Programme Recruitment Contact:
Lyndsay.waller@tateandlyle.com
We recruit between 5-10 graduates a year in the following business areas,
Engineering, Quality, Operations, Sales, Finance, Molasses and Logistics. All Contact for candidates:
graduates attend the same initial induction as well as their own function specific graduaterecruitment@tateandlyle.co
training programme/professional qualification studies sponsored by the company. m

Subjects Website:
www.tateandlyle.com/graduatesuk
Operations Roles Commercial Roles
Chemical/Process Engineering Finance/Mathmatics Locations
Packing Logistics/SupplyChain/Distribution City & East London
Chemical Engineering Business
Mechanical Engineering Quality & Sustainability Annual Vacancies
Food Science 5-10 graduates
Industrial Placements - vary
Internship/Industrial Placement Programme – These vary year on year dependant Summer internships - vary
on the needs of the business. Please keep an eye on our website for opportunities.
Applications
Requirements Online through website only.
Vacancies go live in
We look for a 2-1 or above (predicted or achieved) in a relevant degree subject September/October each year.
st
Closing date is generally 31
Corporate Responsibility January, but see adverts for specific
details.
Only last year, Tate & Lyle became the largest ever UK food and drink brand to
switch to Fairtrade (starting with its granulated white sugar) and a project is currently International Students
underway to slash the refinery’s carbon footprint by over 25%, thanks to pioneering We are unable to progress
green technology developed by Tate & Lyle’s research and technology teams. Tate & applications from candidates who do
Lyle is also a major contributor to the local community: not just through financial not have full eligibility to work in the
contributions but through a well-established program of mentoring and other support. UK indefinitely.

Links with Universities

We are very keen to work closely with careers advisors and academics all over the
country to find ways of attracting the most talented graduates to apply for our
opportunities. We work closely with the University of East London ( as our local
community Uni) and provide support with and help deliver skills sessions to students
on campus.
Graduate Assessment Process
STAGE 1
Apply online – www.akzonobel.com/graduates

STAGE 2
Graduate recruitment team conduct initial application screening

STAGE 3
Successful candidates are invited to take online psychometric test

STAGE 4
After initial screening and online tests successful candidates are invited to the telephone interview

STAGE 5
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If the telephone interview was successful candidates are invited to the 1 round Competency Based
Interview

STAGE 6
The final stage of the selection process is a 2-day Assessment Centre.

Day 1 (pm only):


 Brief on Assessment Centre tasks with the recruitment team
 Informal dinner with recent Graduates

Day 2 (all day):


Candidates are assessed using the following assessment activities:
 Competency Based Interview with senior manager
 Group Exercise
 All candidates are Re-Tested (pencil and paper based)
 Case Study Exercise inc. Individual Presentation

STAGE 7
Candidate Offer/Acceptance or Feedback Phone call explaining reasons unsuccessful

* Please note that there might be changes introduced to the process for 2010 intake
Cadbury UK- Graduate Recruitment and Selection Process

What does the selection process look like?

Our application is divided into five stages;


1. Complete our online application form – a few questions assess on Judgement, drive and Influence.
2. Successful applicants will then be invited to sit on-line verbal/numerical tests.
3. The next stage will be a telephone interview with a recruiter for Cadbury assessed on Judgement, drive
and Influence.
4. Upon a successful telephone interview you will be invited to a face to face interview with recruiter/ line
manager, again assessed on Judgement, drive and Influence.
5. The final stage assessment centre will involve further psychometric testing, followed by an informal dinner
with managers and current graduates. The main assessment centre on the following day is designed to be
challenging but fun. Candidates will usually be informed of a decision within a week. The assessment is
assessed on Judgement, Drive and Influence and involves individual and group exercises. The assessment
centre also gives candidates a good insight into the culture of Cadbury and the opportunity to meet a variety
of senior management.

What do we look for in our graduates?

During the selection process Cadbury recruit on potential rather than experience. We therefore assess on
the following areas throughout the selection process.

Judgment

Adopting a sharp and rigorous approach to problems. Effectively spotting issues early, in a manner that
allows new opportunities and problems to be identified ahead of time, and new perspectives framed

Drive

Setting and pursuing goals without the guidance and influence of others. The desire to have a broad impact,
to question and challenge the status quo, and have the self assurance that enables goals to be achieved.
Those with high drive will want to 'leave a mark' rather than just achieve results.

Influence

Awareness of your own strengths and development areas and the ability to use this self-insight to manage
your own behaviour. Seeking feedback and acting on it. Being confident and clear in your views, and
expressing them openly with others. Taking a stance which you are prepared to defend if challenged.

Tips on the selection process can be viewed on our website at www.cadburygraduates.co.uk


STAGE 1
Apply online – www.danone.co.uk
Attach CV and cover letter

STAGE 2
Graduate recruitment team conduct initial application screening

STAGE 3
Successful candidates invited to take psychometric testing held at different locations across the UK.
Candidates will also see a presentation on Danone and the role

STAGE 4
Candidates who succeed at the psychometric testing are then invited to a Danone assessment day. This is
based around key Danone competencies, which are aligned with our company values: humanism,
openness, proximity and enthusiasm

Candidates are assessed using the following assessment activities:


 Competency Based Interview
 Group Exercise
 Role Play
 Analysis presentation

Candidates will have lunch with previous and current graduates to understand more about the role and
possible career paths. Successful candidates will be put through to a final round interview

STAGE 5

Final Round (this can happen on the same day as stage 4)


Interview with the functional director and HR business partner.

STAGE 6

Candidate Offer/Acceptance or Feedback Phone call explaining reasons unsuccessful


STAGE 1
Apply online – www.gsk.com/uk-students
Register details & complete online application form.

STAGE 2
Application form screening takes place.

STAGE 3
Successful candidates are invited to a telephone interview. The telephone interview has been designed to
assess certain behaviours specific to the programme for which they have applied for.

STAGE 4
Successful candidates are invited to an Assessment Centre.

GSK Assessment Centres can be 1 full day or 1 and ½ days depending on the programme applied for.

The Assessment Centre involves a number of exercises, during which their behaviour is observed and
measured against a number of competencies. The Assessment Centre will consist of a:

 Presentation
 Group exercises
 Role play
 Psychometric test
 Individual written work.
 Competency interview

Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with current graduates and senior managers from GSK.

STAGE 5
All candidates are contacted within a week of their Assessment Centre to inform them of the outcome.
Detailed feedback is provided to all candidates.
STAGE 1
Apply online – www.kerrygroup.com
Submit CV

STAGE 2
Graduate recruitment team conduct initial application screening

STAGE 3
Successful candidates are invited to take online numerical and verbal tests

STAGE 4
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After initial screening and online tests, successful candidates are invited to the 1 round competency based
interview

STAGE 5
Candidates coming to the assessment centre complete an online psychometric test before their centre

STAGE 6
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Successful candidates at 1 round interview are invited to an assessment centre which involves the
following:


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2 Competency Based Interview
 Group Exercise
 Verification of test scores
 Presentation/Role Play Exercise

STAGE 7
Successful candidates from the assessment centre are invited for a site meeting with managers

STAGE 8

Candidate Offer/Acceptance or Feedback Phone call explaining reasons unsuccessful


Please note that this process relates to online applications only. Competitors in our student business game
Brandstorm, interns and campus ambassadors may experience a more fast-tracked recruitment process.

STAGE 1
Apply online for commercial, marketing, supply chain or finance stream (www.lorealbusinessclass.co.uk)

STAGE 2
Graduate recruitment team conduct initial application screening.

STAGE 3
Successful candidates invited to take online psychometric tests.

STAGE 4
Applicants who achieve required scores for their chosen stream invited to a first round telephone or face-to-
face interview with HR.

STAGE 5
Applicants who get through the first round interview are invited to an assessment centre, which includes a
group exercise and are tested on a case study. Candidates’ competencies are assessed via one-to-one
interview. Detailed feedback is given on the day.

STAGE 6
Applicants who pass the assessment centre are invited for a final round interview with the UK HR Director
and a General Manager of the division they have applied for.

STAGE 7

Candidate offer for successful candidates or feedback telephone call for unsuccessful candidates
STAGE 1
Apply online – www.nestle.co.uk/showuswhatyouremadeof
Attach CV
Complete online assessment questions

STAGE 2
Graduate recruitment team conduct initial application screening

STAGE 3
Successful candidates invited to take online psychometric test

STAGE 4
Each department then shortlists candidates applying specifically for there area from those that have
exceeded our benchmark for the psychometric test

STAGE 5
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Successful candidates are then invited to Combined 1 /Final Round Assessment Day
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All candidates are told in advance that if successful after 1 round they will be asked to stay overnight for the
final round stage the following morning.
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PM – 1 Round
Candidates are assessed using the following assessment activities:
 Competency Based Interview
 Group Exercise
 All candidates are Re-Tested (pencil and paper based)

Successful candidates go for dinner/overnight stay with recent graduates and assessors.
Unsuccessful candidates are given one to one feedback from the graduate recruitment team and sent home.

STAGE 6

AM – Final Round
Candidates are assessed using the following assessment activities:
 Group Exercise
 Decision Making Exercise/Situational Based Interview
 Presentation/Case Study Exercise
 Interview with senior management

STAGE 7

Candidate Offer/Acceptance or Feedback Phone call explaining reasons unsuccessful


1. Application at www.pgcareers.com (Completion Time: Approximately 10 minutes)
To complete the on-line application, you will be asked to provide basic contact information, education
information, answer a set of skills based questions and provide your CV and cover letter.
 The CV and cover letter are the “heart” of your application. Tell us in your CV and cover letter about
your strengths and achievements - they make your application unique. Do not forget to mention your
extracurricular activities and let us know more about your specific role.
 Familiarize yourself with our “Success Drivers“ our key competencies which can be found on
www.pgcareers.com
 You can attach up to 5 documents (100 KB max. each) to your application. In addition to your cover
letter and CV you might want to upload references or degree overviews. It is mandatory to copy &
paste your CV into the plain text resume box while attaching a CV or other documents is voluntary.
 Throughout the entire hiring process, you can view your progression by logging in as a returning user
to access your unique job page.

2. Assessment
Success Drivers Assessment Online (Completion Time: Approximately 20-30 minutes)
 If you meet the basic requirements of a job, you will be invited to answer an online questionnaire. You
can start it immediately after having completed the application or request a link that will be sent via e-
mail so you can complete it later. However, please do so as soon as possible, as we cannot consider
your application until you have completed this assessment.
 Be as honest as possible with your responses, but make sure you do not underestimate your
strengths and achievements.
Reasoning Screen Online (Completion Time: Approximately 30 minutes)
 Depending upon the position to which you apply. You may also be asked to complete a short
Reasoning Test. To prepare for this figural assessment, review the practice site (available on
www.pgcareers.com/rt).
Remember these are both key assessments, so ensure you set aside enough time to complete them in an
environment where you won’t be disturbed.

Reasoning Test
 If you are selected to proceed beyond the on-line application/assessment, you will be asked to
complete our paper-and-pencil Reasoning Test. It contains 40 multiple choice questions on logical,
numerical and figural reasoning and you can take up to 65 minutes to complete it. You will be asked
at the time of invitation to this test whether you wish to take it in English or your mother tongue. You
can find a practice test at www.pgcareers.com/rt

3. Interviews
 You will have at least one interview with P&G manager(s) working in the function you are interested
in. Each interview will last approx. 1 hour.
 Be yourself! Refresh your memory on the success drivers and be prepared to give real-life examples
that show respective behaviour.
 Use this opportunity to ask all your questions and check if P&G would be the right fit for you.
 Be specific (respond on what you are asked) and keep your answers brief. Include concrete evidence
& data.

After the interviews, you could be extended an offer to join P&G. Good luck!
STAGE 1
Apply online - www.tateandlyle.com/graduatesuk
Attach CV
Complete online assessment questions

STAGE 2
Line Managers conduct initial Cv Sifting

STAGE 3
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Successful candidates invited to 1 round face to face interview with line manager

STAGE 4
Successful candidates invited to take online psychometric test and personality profiles

STAGE 5
Successful candidates are then invited to Final Round Assessment Day

Candidates are assessed using the following assessment activities:


 Competency Based Interview
 Group Exercise
 All candidates are Re-Tested (pencil and paper based)
 Site tour for Operations applicants

STAGE 6

Candidate Offer/Acceptance or Feedback Phone call explaining reasons unsuccessful

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