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Trainee Management Graduate Scheme

United Kingdom
from £21500 pa
Closing date
2 Jun 2021
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Trainee management graduate scheme

Kickstart your career by experiencing four different roles in four different businesses worldwide. Gain a broad, cross-industry experience of the food & fresh produce supply chain. Make a real difference while gaining the skills and experience to fast-track your career, in a grad scheme which employers describe as 'packing over five years of experience into just two'. 

You'll get all the management training and support you need from a leading provider with over 30 years of experience. Become part of a network of over 500 graduate leaders with a 100% employment record. We'll identify the best role and company culture for you to develop your skills and reach peak performance in the industry.

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What we Offer:

  • 4 varied roles in 4 different business' worldwide
  • Valuable experience within a fast-paced and innovative industry
  • Roles with real responsibility
  • Opportunity to gain extra qualifications including level 5 Leadership and Management qualification, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute
  • Access to an extensive network of companies and top industry contacts
  • Coaching, continued mentoring and career advice throughout the programme from industry experts
  • Competitive salary, after 2 years MDS alumni have comparable salaries with other grads of over 5 years
  • Excellent and diverse career prospects

Company benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Outstanding training and experience
  • Interest free relocation loan

Who can apply?

Person requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills, graduates who are capable of inspiring and leading others
  • Resilient and flexible candidates who are prepared to relocate every six months
  • A passion for pursuing a career in the food and fresh produce industry
  • Highly motivated individuals with a thirst for the challenge of a rapidly evolving industry

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • A 2.1 degree or above, 2.2 may be considered
  • We accept applicants from all degree disciplines
  • Land-based, food-related, life sciences, business management, marketing or language degrees preferred
  • No specific experience is required as we are more interested in your potential to develop into the leaders of tomorrow
  • Full UK driving license is preferred

Hours of work


Find us on Instagram (@managementdevelopmentservices), Facebook (@MDSLtd1986), Twitter (@MDS_Updates) and LinkedIn (Management Development Services Ltd).

Applications open all year round. Two intakes per year - April and October. 


MDS is a unique partnership of companies that was formed in 1986 to attract high calibre recruits with management potential into the Fresh Food, Produce, Horticulture and Arable supply chain.

Today MDS works on behalf of membership companies to provide a graduate scheme designed to equip young people with the experience, training and mind-set so that they have the confidence and ability to rapidly become senior business leaders within the industry.

The membership includes growers, suppliers and retailers of vegetables, salads, meat products and agrochemicals as well as agronomy specialists.

By selecting talented graduates, providing quality training and facilitating a breadth of experience across multiple businesses, MDS has been consistently delivering highly capable, talented future leaders to the food and fresh produce industry for over 30 years.

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