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'Culture, respect, openness and can-do approach to everything'

Author: Leah Aitken

Unipart has recently been voted the best in its class by Graduates using the 'TheJobCrowd' website, with graduates stating that Unipart Group has a "culture, respect, openness and can-do approach to everything" and that their employer "takes huge pride in their graduates".

Training and support was scored highly with reviewers commenting on "amazing investment" in training and supporting graduates, "brilliant training opportunities" including "emotional intelligence development", "training relevant to my job" and a strong emphasis on "lean and six sigma" principles, which underpin 'The Unipart Way'.

Unipart graduates also said that "getting such a large amount of responsibility, and being put outside of my comfort zone at such an early stage has been brilliant for my development".

The combination of early and significant responsibility and top-class training and support also translated into excellent ratings for Career Progression. In particular, Unipart's graduates praised the fact that there is "lots of flexibility on the scheme, and I have been able to try many different roles".

This flexibility creates the "ability to dictate the direction of my placements" which means that graduates have "the opportunity to work on varied and interesting projects that suit my interests." As one reviewer summarised: "This separates this Graduate scheme from the rest".

Unipart won the award for the smaller hire class – reflecting the fact that Unipart makes a great effort to select the very best graduates from many applicants.

Commenting on the award, John Greatrex, Unipart Group HR Director said,
"To be recognised as in this way is a true testament to the importance we place in our graduate scheme. We are passionate about people and see our graduates as key to the future of our organisation. It is an essential part of our brand values to encourage our people to have ideas to improve things today and prepare our company for the future by mastering The Unipart Way."

"When we recruit graduates, we see them as the future leaders of our organisation. We look for motivated, engaging and driven individuals, who can lead by example and want to make a difference from day one. In return we offer a series of challenging placements in a specific work stream and stretching training interventions which will accelerate them on their career path here at Unipart."

Keren Mitchell. Managing Director of TheJobCrowd said
"Unipart have consistently been well rated by their graduates across the last 4 years of publishing the top companies rankings so it is great to see them coming out top this year. All of the companies in the rankings are actually the best places for graduates to work – not just those companies who have the most recognised employer brands. Students sometimes only look at particularly well-known brands or particular industries when applying for jobs, but it's the companies like Unipart who are best rated by their graduates, where they will have the best experiences".

TheJobCrowd is a recruitment site that is often described as the 'TripAdvisor' for jobs. It hosts thousands of reviews, all written by graduate employees.

Read more comments from graduates about working for Unipart Group.

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