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Generation Logistics Case Study


Katie Langford, Regional HR Manager, GXO

Before her graduate scheme at GXO, the word ‘logistics’ could have meant anything to Katie.

“In all honesty, I hadn't really come across the word before. However, I did know there must be a process for my ASOS parcels to reach my door!”

But a 10-week internship in the Future Talent Team during university led to a graduate placement scheme, with four placements across three different companies.

“I had never considered logistics before applying for my internship. I thought I would give it a go, and absolutely loved it. If you thrive in a fast-paced and diverse environment, then you’ll enjoy a career in logistics.”

For Katie, that fast-paced, diverse environment means providing HR support for over 500 people across six recycling centres in the south east region, as well as being the Contract Lead for a grocery customer.

“My fourth and final placement was the same role I am doing now. After eight months, I was offered the role on a permanent basis and accepted. It is very different to being in a site-based role. I really like the variety and change of scenery – it definitely keeps you on your toes.”

Her next move might be more lateral - perhaps to Learning & Development, if the right opportunity arose - but there’s no chance Katie will be looking elsewhere.

“I love the culture of GXO and would like to pursue internal progression for as long as possible.”

Published On: 11/04/2024 17:00:00

 


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