The opportunity to gain a professional qualification, become an industry expert and progress however far and in whichever direction you choose. These are just a few of the opportunities on offer from the DCC Graduate Programme.
The programme is designed for entrepreneurial graduates who want to make it to the highest levels of the commercial world. By providing you with rotational placements – in different companies, locations and divisions – it enables you to gain broad experience of our operations and make an informed decision about the future career path you want to take with us.
You will have two different twelve month placements during the two year programme. Your placements will be created with you in mind and based on real business needs. Your placements will be in different industry divisions and potentially different countries across the three continents in which we have a presence.
The development framework we have in place will mean you will have diverse placements, individual coaching, feedback at regular intervals, development against our bespoke development programme and access to obtain a professional qualification. All this, and how much you put into the roles you hold, will help you progress however far and in whichever direction you choose.
We place graduates according to genuine business needs so, whichever company you go to, and whatever project you are working on, you will be expected to make a real contribution to the business from the start.
Alongside on-the-job training, we offer regular learning and development to help you develop your personal and professional skills. You will also be given the opportunity to gain a professional qualification during your time on the programme, sponsored by us. Examples of qualifications gained by some of our graduates to date are: ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing), CISA (Certified Information System Auditor), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), Change Management, PRINCE2 (project management) and Agile Project Management.
DCC operates in 18 countries where English is not always the spoken language therefore we truly value graduates who speak a number of languages. We give graduates who wish to enhance their language skills one-to-one language lessons.
Although we expect you to hit the ground running we certainly won’t leave you to sink or swim. We will assign you a dedicated Coach, a Graduate Buddy (a graduate from a previous year’s intake) and a Graduate Business Contact. You will also be supported by the Graduate Programme team and your Line Manager in each of your placements.
We are a global organisation, operating not just in the UK and Ireland but in 16 other countries throughout Continental Europe, Asia and the USA. We are also an extremely diverse organisation, encompassing a wide range of industries, businesses and specialisms.
DCC offers a unique environment in which to develop an IT career. For us, IT is about translating opportunities into added value so our Business IT graduates focus less on the technology itself and more on how technology can be used to drive competitive advantage.
You will start by mastering the role of business analyst both from an operational and project perspective. This will involve learning how multiple systems (e.g. SAP, Microsoft Dynamics Navision, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Qlikview) are deployed across our businesses. In the longer term, you will act almost as an internal consultant providing an interface between technical teams and the rest of the business and managing major projects from beginning to end.
Designing and delivering a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database for a sales function
Upgrading a web proposition to support business-to-business (B2B) marketing activity
Integrating newly acquired companies onto different IT systems
Managing IT system implementations
We’re proud to say we have some truly amazing managers working for us at DCC so join us as a graduate in Business Management and you’ll be able to learn from the very best.
There will be opportunities for you to gain experience in various aspects of our business including logistics, operations, procurement, human resources, IT, retail, sales and marketing. This will enable you to meet many different commercial challenges while building up a broad range of skills.
Contributing to post-acquisition integration projects
Working with senior management on business forecasting and planning
Managing sales projects as part of a fast-paced central function
Managing business change projects
Developing operational key performance indicators (KPIs)
Our logistics capability runs through everything we do at DCC and is a key competitive advantage that set us apart from our competitors. For us, logistics means the complete management of the supply chain from coordinating a fleet of tankers to helping major internet shopping sites deliver to their customers’ doors in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
As a graduate in Logistics, you will take on responsibility for many different elements of your business's operations and will be expected to play an important part in leading business improvement.
Using customer forecasting to match supply to demand
Managing the integration of stock between warehouses following the acquisition of a company
Building a business case for the introduction of new technology into our operations
Providing support for the introduction of SAP or similar systems into newly acquired companies
Project management of the installation of company wide new technology
Marketing is a vital strategic tool in DCC used to drive sales, grow customer acquisition and create awareness around our value added services. Marketing graduates will play a key role in building our brands and creating and implementing creative and commercial marketing initiatives. Strong commercial performance is at the heart of everything we do and as a result the contributions you make to our businesses will be clearly visible.
Designing and implementing a social media strategy for one of our businesses
Managing a business’ own-brand ranges
Contributing to exhibitions and media campaigns
Leading customer acquisition and retention campaigns
New product development
Developing and executing marketing campaigns for brands
As a Sales graduate, you will be given the opportunity to gain international experience in a fast–paced and exciting environment. You will be required to become rapidly acquainted with different business models in the different Sales functions you work with whilst also developing strong customer relationships and gaining in depth product knowledge. Our businesses are focused on strong commercial performance and the results of your contribution will add real value to the Sales functions you are placed with.
Build a sales pipeline and meet strategic growth targets by identifying new business opportunities
Develop and implement strategies in all target accounts
Conduct strategic reviews within the customer base
Work in conjunction with Sales Managers to develop and implement commercial strategies in order to achieve the business’ objectives
Develop territory management plans that identify and prioritise activities to achieve business goals
Work on new product launches by analysing competitors and market size in determining the best possible strategy to grow own business brands
Develop your career within an ever expanding business.
Gain a professional qualification with our funding and support.
Our graduates are given real responsibility from day one.
We operate in 18 different countries. So could you.
A diverse programme that offers opportunities to work in different companies, divisions and countries.