Reference : 569773

Production Graduate

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 06/26/2019

Who are we ?

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile?  Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? – The key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the Production Graduate opportunity.

You will be excited to take the next step in your career with an ambitious and innovative organisation, working together to developed you into a highly skilled first line manager through a combination of a structured development programs and practical application of operational plant activities

This role is working with British Gypsum where you will be responsible for supporting the plant's safety, WCM and performance improvement activity whilst learning more about the business, operations, and critical functions of our Barrow site.

In the role as a Production Graduate you will;

  • Have a strong focus on Health and Safety, and through the development process support the delivery of production safety improvement activity.
  • Develop techniques to coach and support operators, and support the shift manager’s activity in operator competency assessment
  • Gain a practical understanding about leading project activity following the stage and gate methodology
  • Gain a basic knowledge of the equipment and processes used in the manufacturing processes. 

What kind of person are we looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?

In order to be successful in this role, you will effectively organise yourself to balance multiple priorities and be able to learn quickly and quickly adapt to change. You will have a desire to learn to lead and support others through change. 

As this is a graduate role in a technical environment, we would like you to be educated to degree level, in a scientific or engineering subject with a basic awareness of manufacturing principles. Some industry experience would be a bonus and help you really hit the ground running.

Above all though – you will have the right attitude. Being adaptable, Resilient, Curious, Collaborative and wanting to make the most of the fantastic opportunity to further your career.

Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale we have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employs 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.

You are applying to work with British Gypsum this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

Our Ambition as a business?

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.


Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.



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