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Graduate Management Trainee – Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan

Looking for a graduate position? Want to work for a national market leader, where you will gain hands on experience from day one? If so, read on:

MGF are seeking to recruit a Graduate Management Trainee to be based at our Head Office in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

In this position you will be trained across several departments within our Operations team and you will be exposed to the different levels and areas of our business. This process will give you a structured opportunity to explore several disciplines, identify your interests and establish your own specialist knowledge, while gaining a broad understanding and awareness of MGF’s underlying key principles, goals and strategy. This will also allow you us to gain a better understanding of you in order to allocate your skill set in the correct area.

You will gain real practical experience from day one, working with our managers, regional depots and operational teams, learning the foundations of our business and further developing your skills. You will assist in making sure we deliver the very best in customer service. You will learn about our products, how we deliver strong customer orientated solutions, whilst continually improving quality, efficiency and reducing costs. You will also gain the opportunity to develop further in regards to your professional education in relation to your role.

Your hands on training will include:

  • Developing a balance of operational, technical, commercial and interpersonal skills
  • Working alongside experienced professionals developing your knowledge of the Company and giving you a broad understanding of our objectives, operations, and business sector
  • Becoming familiar with the Company’s products and services, including their features and benefits, including Sales training
  • Gaining knowledge of our competitors’ products and services
  • Spending time working within each department and at various regional depots to gain a good understanding of how each department / depot works and interacts with others

Who we want:

There is no single characteristic that we are looking for in a graduate. However, we believe you will flourish in our Company if you enjoy learning through hands-on practical experience, in a customer focused environment, where no two days are the same.

You will need to have a strong work ethic, commercial awareness and enjoy working as part of a team.

You will show consistency throughout your education achieving a business related degree, with an interest in developing a career in the Civil Engineering Construction Industry.

You should be able to confidently demonstrate:

  • A professional manner with excellent communication and people skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Motivated self-starter with good administration, time management and organisation skills
  • The flexibility and willingness to work on a variety of assignments
  • Ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines
  • Good IT skills
  • Willingness to learn and take up new challenges

MGF is a privately owned independent company specialising in the design, manufacture, hire and sale of excavation support systems for the civil engineering, utilities and construction industries. We manufacture our own equipment, operate our own transport fleet and importantly have an in-house engineering department who produce design solutions to meet customers’ requirements and have an established reputation of providing total service to our customers. Employing over 390 staff, we operate nationally from 11 locations and have an established reputation of providing total service to our customers.

If you think this role is for you, we want to hear from you. Please forward you CV and a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the role, together with an indication of the your salary expectations to Joe Jenkins, at: or Joe Jenkins at MGF Ltd, Grant House, Lockett Road, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan. WN4 8DE.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society. All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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