IMPERIAL Logistics has been offering a Graduate Development Programme since 2006. Graduates are recruited annually from tertiary educational institutions in disciplines of Logistics, Financial Management (CIMA) and Industrial Engineering. Graduates are placed within the various operating companies and complete a structured internship programme combined with a management development programme under mentorship of an experienced, senior manager. The rationale behind the programme is to increase management and leadership capacity within IMPERIAL Logistics, but also to address succession planning and transformation objectives.
Graduates exit the programme at first line or middle management level or in specialist positions. The programme is underpinned by a mentoring scheme. Graduates are placed at the various operating entities, where they rotate through the different functional areas in order to facilitate a general management overview of the business. A mentor (senior manager within the same discipline as graduate) is appointed to guide the learner through the process and to ensure that all practical learning requirements are met. Senior management benefit at the same time as their coaching skills are developed and mentors undergo formal training to support them in this critical process.
In parallel with the practical training, graduates also undergo a management development programme, which includes the following courses: Write with Confidence; Present with Confidence; Team Leadership; Customer Management – IMPERIAL Logistics case studies; Finance for Non-Financial Managers; Risk Management; Industrial Relation and Business Analyst Training.
See you on Campus
17 July: University of Johannesburg: Presentation to Bcom Accounting/Finance Honours Class
24 July: University of Johannesburg: Graduate Recruitment week.
27 July: University of Pretoria: Supply Chain Management Day
17 August: University of Kwazulu Natal: Presentation to the Logistics 3rd year & Honours Class