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innocent graduate scheme


Fruit Towers - London


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innocent started with a simple mission: to make drinks that make it easy to do yourself some good. In 1999 we concocted a few smoothies in our kitchen and tested them on people at a music festival; today we’re blending every type of fruit & veg under the sun and selling drinks right across Europe. We have great ambitions: to show the world that you can build a successful business that cares about more than just profit, and to leave things better than we find them. We’re proud to call ourselves Europe’s favourite little healthy drinks company, but we’re still growing. And that means we need more brilliant people who share our ambition, to join in with the next, most exciting, part of our story.

what you'll be doing

At innocent we want to become the best little place in Europe to build your career. 

So, we’ve created the innocent grassroots scheme, an opportunity for graduates to join us on a 3-year scheme designed to experience how different bits of our business work. 

As part of our graduate scheme, you’ll be given real responsibility from day one and the opportunity to make your mark and add value in each of your placements, helping you to develop as a potential future leader at innocent. 

By the end, you should have a really good idea of what makes innocent tick and be in a better position to decide which area of our business you’d like to explore next, as we’re keen to grow our talent internally from the grassroots up. 

so how does it work? 

Grassroots is a three years rotational scheme starting in July 2019. 

You’ll spend 12 months in three key areas of the business to gain a broad understanding of how our various teams work together to make and sell our drinks. 

 By the end, you should have a really good idea of what makes innocent tick and be in a better position to decide which area of our business you’d like to explore next, as we’re keen to grow our talent internally from the grassroots up. 

what will I be doing? 

In your first year, you’ll find yourself working as a Regional Development Executive (RDE) in our commercial team. You’ll be on the front line of our sales force, hitting the streets selling smoothies and juices to coffee shops and small retailers. 

Then, once you’re a guru on all our products and customers, you’ll move into an office based role. This is likely to be in our supply teams, planning and forecasting the production cycle to make sure our drinks are made at the right time and in the right quantities. 

Then, in your final year, you'll have options. We’ll sit down with you to work out what your ambitions and dreams are. We can’t promise you’ll always get what you want, (there has to be a role available in the business) but we’ll always try to accommodate. 

We’re big in Europe now so if you fancy working in one of our regions, that could be possible. 

 You can be sure that you’ll get three meaningful and stimulating roles that will give you the chance to shine, develop your expertise across a number of areas and make the best possible contribution to the business (and have some fun along the way too). 

 Throughout your placements, you’ll have regular 121 catch-ups with your manager and attend our Specialist Learning and Development programmes. 
 When you start, you’ll be buddied with our current graduates who will help you settle into life at Fruit Towers as well as share their own experiences of their first year at innocent. 
 After six months, you’ll receive a grassroots champion who will act as your mentor to provide some stellar coaching on how to perform well at innocent.

you'll have

  • Some work experience – we’re looking for someone who’s already cut their teeth in the business world.  This can be in a recent role, a placement/internship experience or a combination of both.  Experience in FMCG,  supply chain or sales, would be the cherry on top.
  • A strong record of academic achievement at school and/or university.  We’re open to a range of disciplines.  Whether that’s languages, business, humanities - whatever your chosen subject, we’d love to hear about it.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills - we work with a lot of numbers, so you’ll need to be comfortable manipulating and analysing data in our systems, including Excel. Spoiler alert: we’ll be testing these at the assessment stage.
  • Flexibility and commitment – you’ll have competing demands and deadlines. Be ready to get stuck into a variety of jobs on the scheme.
  • Willingness to travel when required.
  • Working proficiency in either French, German, Spanish or Italian would be a real bonus

you'll get

We believe that a business can only ever be as good as the people that work in it. These are a few things you can be sure to get:

  • A permanent contract from day one – we believe in shaping our future leaders with our graduate scheme and would love to have you around for as long as possible.
  • A fair and generous reward package – in both cash and benefits.
  • Great development opportunities.
  • A really engaging culture and environment, where you can work hard, be challenged, but have a laugh along the way and still get the job done.
  • Reward:  Grassroots graduates will start on £26,000 and will qualify for an individual bonus plan each year.  We will also offer an additional performance related bonus at the end of each placement. 

As well as the standard stuff you get for turning up for work, we have some great clubs, free breakfasts and as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at. 

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you. You’ll need to get your skates on though, as applications close on Sunday 30th December 2018 and the successful people will start in July 2019.

 Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don't have to. We're all about being healthy and happy here at innocent so we're open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it's good for you, then it's good for us. 

No agencies please.