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Graduate Management Trainee


About CLdN 


CLdN is a leading provider of integrated quay-to-quay and door-to-door logistics solutions. Founded in 1928, CLdN ensures reliable, cost-effective transport that links the major economic areas of Europe. With 30 ships and more than 200 sailings a week, CLdN provides shortsea roll-on / roll-off (ro-ro) connections between the European continent, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iberia and Scandinavia and offers the lowest CO2 footprint of all Western European RoRo operators. CLdN’s cargo and multimodal services have a Europe-wide reach using CLdN’s extensive network of ships, terminals and equipment. CLdN’s 3,000 employees ensure that it fulfills its mission: to excel as an integrated provider of maritime links. 


Your role


The three-year programme will be made up of at least 3 rotations across different operational departments and support functions (some of which you may be able to choose, others will be assigned). Our aim is to prepare you for line management by equipping you with the skills and practical experience needed. As a part of this programme, you will be expected to study and pass a level 4 or above course relevant to your future career.  Examples could include level 5 Operations Department Manager; level 4 Improvement Practitioner; or level 4 Associate Project Manager.


Projects will be undertaken in each placement, with safety, quality and cost effectiveness as high priority where tasks could include: 

  • Resolving problems with guidance and support from management
  • Preparing KPI and management reports
  • Building and maintaining relationships with our customers and workforce
  • Logistics planning
  • Systems improvement and project work
  • Involvement in workforce recruitment, training and HR / people management processes
  • Undertaking management development training / apprenticeship.


Your profile

  • Educated to degree level, with a minimum of 2:2 (or equivalent qualifications)
  • Able to demonstrate some work experience
  • Will have excellent IT skills
  • Must have great communication skills
  • Will be proactive and practical in an industrial environment
  • Should have an analytical and forward-thinking approach
  • Have the ability to build effective working relationships at all levels
  • Will have a full, clean driving licence
  • Must have a passport for potential travel to European ports
  • Will be willing to undertake a Basic Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check


Our offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme 
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Remote Working Policy


Contact: Are you interested in learning more about this position or do you want to apply? Do not hesitate to send your CV with a cover letter to using reference Graduate Management Trainee. 


Closing date for this application is Monday 21st August, 2023