#93: How to get a graduate job with DS Smith


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Hello and thank you for joining me for the 93rd episode of the UKs number 1 careers podcast and boy do I have a cracker for you today. I’m joined on the show by a company who aren’t a household name, but whose products you will definitely have used. They are in the FTSE 100, are growing rapidly, and have some of the most exciting and international graduate schemes on the market today. They are of course packaging and recycling giant DS Smith. In this episode we delve deep into DS Smith and cover what exactly that they do as a business, and the types of roles they offer across their 3 graduate schemes. We look into the finance scheme in particular and its amazing opportunity to spend one-year placements working across Europe. We explore what you need to do to apply and the details of each stage of the application process. We cover how you can stand out from the crowd and what you can expect from the virtual assessment centre. No matter if you have already applied, or not even heard of DS Smith, this is an episode you won’t want to miss, as it is packed full of brilliant advice which will stand you in good stead for any graduate scheme you apply to. As always, a full transcript and all the links from today can be found in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/dssmith.


  • DS Smith and exactly what they do as a business
  • Their 3 graduate schemes and what you can expect across each
  • The international travel opportunities available on the finance scheme
  • Details of each stage of the application process
  • Why 23-page CVs aren’t needed to apply
  • How to stand out from the crowd at each stage
  • What to expect from the virtual assessment centre

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