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Gist creates 50 new jobs for young people

Guildford, Surrey: Gist has launched an apprenticeship scheme and is taking on 50 young people in the first year. The scheme will provide full-time work and training for college leavers at 10 of Gist’s distribution centres in England.

Apprentices will undergo a 12-month programme which incorporates their role in logistics operations. Learning will take place on the job with formal training and support from Gist’s training subsidiary, Gist People Services.

At the end of the year they will gain a nationally recognised qualification and the opportunity of a full-time job.
Martin Gwynn, chief executive, Gist, said: “The new Gist apprenticeship scheme provides excellent career opportunities for young people. As part of our logistics operation, apprentices will learn how to work as part of a team to ensure goods are delivered to our customers, meeting the strict time and efficiency measures we have in place. They will also gain a recognised qualification that will boost their career prospects and develop their English, Maths, communication and personal learning skills”.

Interested college leavers should email enquiries@gistpeople.com or visit www.gistworld.com